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Easy Girl Scout Samoas (Copycat)

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“These are my DS and DD's favorite of the girl scout cookies. They asked me to make a few copycat recipes but they weren't quite right. These fit the bill and have lots more coconut and caramel. They take some extra time but I get requests for them constantly. I keep the ingredients on hand so I can always make a batch. Enjoy! NOTE: Using these specific brands makes the best samoa possible. WARNING: Cookie addiction has been noted while under the influence of this recipe.”
40 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast coconut flakes in 350 oven for 6-10 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Place in a bowl when toasted.
  3. Unwrap caramels, add milk and salt. Microwave for 1-2 minutes in 30 second intervals in a shallow bowl. The mixture should be creamy and easy to spread.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
  5. Using a knife, spread each cookie with the caramel mixture, be generous.
  6. Dip the cookie into the toasted coconut, pressed cookie down to get as much coconut on it as possible.
  7. Let cookie cool on the cookie sheet until caramel hardens.
  8. Melt the chocolate chips in a plastic sandwich bag.
  9. Snip end and drizzle cookies with chocolate.
  10. Note: I usually only use about half of the coconut per box of cookies. I keep it in my fridge in a plastic container. That way one less step for the next time.

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