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Recipes for homemade Girl Scout Cookies?

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The Girl Scout cookie posts made me wonder if there are good recipes out there for similar cookies.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      Wow, they look delicious. Thanks so much for the link!

      1. re: TorontoJo

        I tried the recipe after reading the original post and it just didn't work for me. On a more positive note, now I have some incredibly tasty peppermint oil that I have used in a variety of things, so it wasn't a total loss.

        1. re: jillp

          i agree. i finally tried the thin mint recipe recently after saving it for a long time...was definitely disappointed. but yeah, i have a nice bottle of peppermint oil for other use now ;)

          1. re: junglekitte

            That's too bad... I've been saving that recipe for a long time too! What did you guys not like about it?

            1. re: Katie Nell

              it just didn't taste like a thin mint. and just wasn't worth the trouble of rolling out the dough, making the coating and dipping them. it would be worth it if it was more similar to real thin mints!
              oh and my coating siezed. not sure why... i've had plenty of experience with chocolate and this was ruined. :( maybe using oil would work better than extract? i couldn't find peppermint oil.

      2. Here's a recipe for the shortbread Trefoils that I've used that is remarkably similar:
        http://www.recipezaar.com/18489

        1. Yum...I'm holding out for the homemade version of Samoas! Anybody?

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          1. Oh, and what about a recipe for the sadly discontinued lemon coolers? Anyone?

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              1. re: HeatherFL

                Wow, Heather, that was quick work! I'm going to try those out...although this could be very dangerous for my waistline.

              2. re: Adrienne

                I think this recipe is supposed to be like those lemon coolers, but the original recipe is with lime. No reason why you couldn't do it with lemon.

                Lime Meltaways

                3/4 cup unsalted butter
                1 cup powdered sugar
                grated zest of 2 limes
                2 T. lime juice
                1 T. vanilla extract
                1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
                2 T. cornstarch
                1/4 t. salt

                Mix all ingredients but using only 1/3 cup powdered sugar; divide dough in half. Make a log 1 1/4 inch diameter, and chill for an hour. Preheat oven to 350. Slice log into 1/4 inch rounds. Bake until barely golden, about 13 minutes. Cool 8-10 minutes, then toss in remaining 2/3 cup powdered sugar.

              3. If you want an easier, chewier Thin Mint recipe... I discovered Thin Mint "taste-a-likes" by accident at Christmas when I baked double chocolate chip cookies (on the back of any Nestle chocolate chips bag) but subbed the mint swirl chocolate chips for regular. Awesome!!

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                1. re: Turtle177

                  Went to buy the mint chips and the store doesn't carry them! Suppose adding peppermint extract to the dough would work well? A teaspoon, do you think? Or would that just taste weird?

                2. If anyone makes these, please report back! I have to go out of town, so my baking days won't be happening until next week! =)

                  1. The recipe for "Not Nutter Butters" in Nancy Silverman's Sandwich Book is remarkably close to the peanut butter sandwiches called Do-si-dos or Savannahs. Her recipe is less sweet so if you like them cloying like the original, you might add more granulated sugar to the cookie recipe and more powdered sugar to the filling. They're fabulously rich.

                    1. I cannot wait to hear reports on the samoa (aka caramel delight) replication. Please let us know how it goes!