Friday, March 19, 2010

Caramel Delites,Samoas ( A Famous Knockoff Cookies)


I had to hide a few for our company coming or these would have all been gone in a day. Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut over a crunchy style shortbread buttery cookie, with a chocolate bottom and chocolate drizzle over the top!



The coconut will be crunchy and delicious!


Chocolate and caramel are a perfect match!


Make a great gift!



Don't expect them to wait to eat these, they will vanish quickly~

After spreading the caramel, add the chocolate



There squeeze bottles make it so easy to drizzle the chocolate over the tops!

Add toasted coconut to melted caramel



Adding heavy cream to make it easier to spread on top



Unwrap caramel and get ready to microwave till smooth



After cookies are completely cool dip the bottoms first, they will dry quicker if you put them in the refrigerator till set, oh and guess what? if you don't like caramel, just strip the tops and it's another famous fudge stripe knockoff cookie, so you get two for one in this post!



Prepare the chocolate



Using an apple corer was so easy to get perfect rings for the middles.


Make dough, roll out using a little flour not to stick



Spread out in glass dish for microwave or cookie sheet for oven and toast



Grind coconut fine in food processor




A tender vanilla shortbread cookie, covered with caramel, coconut, chocolate drizzle on top and dipped chocolate on the bottom . Indulge, these do take longer than a normal batch of cookies to make, so set some time aside, you won't be sorry.

1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Dipping chocolate for tops and bottoms of cookies approx. 2- 12 oz bags of semi sweet

1 bar paraffin wax


Mix all ingredients to form a ball. Refrigerate overnight. Bring dough to room temperature. On a pastry board, roll out. Cut out with a two inch round cutter ( I used a linzer cutter) Cut out the middles using an apple corer. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 until edges of Cool on wax paper.


After completely cooled dip bottoms into melted chocolate using 1 - 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate melted in microwave refer to directions here . Place cookies on wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until chocolate is cold.

In a microwave proof bowl melt a 12 oz bag of caramels with 4 tablespoons of heavy cream for three minutes, keep stirring till smooth and totally melted, add three cups of **toasted coconut ( see below for instructions), if while spreading it becomes cold or too hard reheat with more heavy cream a tablespoon at a time until spreading is easy, microwave for one minute at a time . Using a spoon, place caramel in the round part the circle, trying not to file the hole of the cookie. Place back in the refrigerator when you have coated all cookies. Melt more semi sweet chocolate and make thin stripes going in an M direction.
Note: I went to the dollar store and bought mustard and catsup squirt bottles. Worked like a charm. Poured the chocolate in the bottle and drizzled away...so easy~
Toasted Coconut : On a microwave proof pie plate (that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray) spread 3 cups of coconut that has been finely processed in the food processor. Microwave stirring every minute up to three minutes till lightly browned. Oven method spread on parchment lined cookie sheet bake in 350 oven till brown and crisp also stirring frequently.


Printable Recipe thanks for reading from Claudia at What's Cookin'


Here are the first three in this series of knockoff's if you missed any!






15 comments:

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

You've done it again Claudia - these cookies are OTT and crazy good!!!

Nicole said...

Wow! These are my FAV girl scout cookie! I haven't had these in years. I can't believe you made these..your company must have been super impressed! these look amazing! What gave you the idea to recreate all these cookies?

pegasuslegend said...

@denise thanks so much your too kind!
@nicole my boys wanted me to do the peanut butter patties one day, and then it snowballed not too sure how many more I can try running out of the good ones have a few more to go though

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful biscuits! I wish I can have some! Love the topping....yum

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

You are perfecting the art of cookies! Now we will have to refer to you as the "Cookie Queen"!

Bon appetite!

My Little Space said...

Gosh, these are amazing! Love everything in that recipe. All I wanted to do is to wallop them all! Have a great weekend, Claudia.
Cheers, Kristy

Drick said...

and just when I thought your peanut butter pattie knockoff was the tops - here you go again ... the toasted coconut, well I can't stop looking at it and the cookie itself makes my mouth water...

Sippity Sup said...

Oh my. I feel very baaaad! And That's good! GREG

Federica said...

These are wondeful cookies! Beatiful and very very amazing ^_^ Can I have one for my coffee ;) ? Bye dear, have a nice Sunday

Danielle said...

YOU could go door-to-door and sell these! These aremy favorite GS cookies to begin with but I've no doubt that these are 100 times fresher and better!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These look crazy good! Better than the real things!

redkathy said...

I have to agree with Chef Ryan, you should now be known as the Cookie Queen! Claudia, these look fabulous!!! I can feel the pounds wrapping around my waist just looking at them.

Table Talk said...

Caramel and toasted coconut are irresistible together in my opinion... add them as a topping to a shortbread cookie, and they are dangerous!

Angie said...

oh my, that is my favorite girl scout cookie, my hubby's is the thin mint, I bought 4 boxes of them a few weeks ago, I'm making your recipes next time I see a girl scout and get a craving. Thankyou! You pix are looking really great too.

Dimah said...

The cookies look absolutely great! Thanks for sharing :)