Do you remember what your favorite cookie was when you were a kid? Well… Mine was the Girl Scout cookie called Samoas. The perfect caramely coconutty cookie! Yes I did just say that, Spell check hates me right now.
I have had a problem because ever since we moved to Sweden Girl Scout Cookies are not an option. Until now… I came across a post from Claudia at What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine for these delicious little treat, she is a genius! So, here is my version of her Samoas cookie. I like to call them the European Samoas cookie… The richness of the homemade caramel makes them so delicious!
½ Cup Sugar
¾ Cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla or vanilla powder
2 Cups Flour
½ tsp Salt
4 Cups Coconut
1 Batch of Microwave Caramel
1or2 Tbsp Whipping cream
2 bars Good Milk Chocolate
1. Mix Butter, sugar, egg and Vanilla.
2. Slowly add in flour and salt.
3. Push dough into bottom of a 9x13 pan.
4. Bake at 350°f/177°C for 20 minutes.
1. Put coconut in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Stirring it every 30 seconds, until it is all toasted.
2. Take the batch of caramel (if there is any left…) heat is back up in the microwave with 2 Tbsp of cream for 1 or 2 minutes. Just until its soft again.
3. Add toasted coconut and spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate for an hour then cut into bite size squares.
4. Melt Chocolate and dip bottoms of each square. Drizzle remaining chocolate over top. Enjoy!
Inspired by: What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine