Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Toasted Coconut and Caramel Cookie #Recipe - Similar to Samoas


One of my favorite times of year is when I know running to the grocery store means being met by a group of smiling Girl Scouts, selling only the best cookies ever. So you can imagine my disappointment when I seemed to miss ever darn cookie sale this year. I was wondering how I would make it through without my Samoas when I came across this great "wannabe Samoa" recipe in my Sandra Lee cookbook. They are easy to make and simply delish!

What you need:
  • 1 ¼ cups sweetened and shredded coconut
  • 1 1/3 cups Kraft baking caramels – or 24 unwrapped Kraft chewy caramel candies
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 14 Keebler striped shortbread cookies
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Spread coconut onto a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, mixing frequently as not to burn. Cool completely.

bakers coconut

In microwave safe bowl combine caramels and heavy cream; microwave on high about 2 minutes until melted. Stir cooled coconut into caramel mixture.

sweet coconut and caramel mix

Spoon coconut/caramel mixture on top of shortbread cookies, stripes facing down, leaving the hole in the center; place on wire rack to allow caramel to cool and harden.

Caramel Delights

coconut and caramel cookie recipes

Place chocolate chips into small microwave safe bowl; microwave high 1 minute or until melted. Place melted chocolate in piping bag and pipe 4 lines of chocolate across the cookie making stripes. Let stand until chocolate has hardened.

Caramel Delights Recipe

Serve and enjoy!

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23 comments:

Melissa N said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want these so much. Can you send me a box? :) Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Park said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This reminds me of my childhood days. My mom loves to make this one and we have a native name for this - "bukayo".

Mer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Delicious! I'll keep this in mind for when I run out of girl scout cookies.

Marysa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look so good! Thanks for sharing! Doesn't look too difficult, I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

Guires research said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow!!! Delicious wonderful cookies i will try thanks for sharing Statistical analysis


Phd assistance said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

delicious one i love it nice post thanks for sharing

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look so delicious, I love caramel so I'm sure I would love these.

eknight said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Can't wait to try these. My boyfriend loves the originals.

How many chocolate chips? The recipe says 1/2. I assume 1/2 cup. Thanks.

Crystal Threeprncs said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Opps, yes, 1/2 cup.

Krista Grandstaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOLOL...the ONLY thing that limits my eating of Samoas is that they have less in the box every year...now you show me to make them so I can have as many as I want, at any time?!?! Cruel cruel world to see this on the day when I have started 2 weeks of no carbs/dairy or sugar :( WAHH!

MD Kennedy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Em Gee! These look awesome!

BeeBubbaBella said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I looooooove samoas but don't buy girl scout cookies. I can't wait to try this recipe.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these look so good, I think I can smell them too

angela said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are fantastic.... Me want cookie.

Stephanie Momonick said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I cannot wait to get the rest of the things I need and make these cookies! They look sooooo good!

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those look just as good an so easy to make

Shyama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

crunchy!!

Kate Fuller said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Samoas! Thanks for sharing :)

ann said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh i gotta make these. we like these but their to costly on my budget from the Scouts. I cant wait. thanks so much for the pictures and the recipe

ann said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I cant wait to make these. I love them but they are to costly on my budget. Thanks for the pictures and the recipe. yummy and delicious they are

For Their Future said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look soooo yummy! Have to make these! Pinning them too! =)

Tammy S said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is one of my all time favorite cookies. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try making them.

Robin Wilson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I could eat every bit of what is in that bowl! I just love coconut and carmel so this recipe is after my heart. I just love these but they are too expensive to buy anymore. I cannot wait to make these! My hubby will faint!

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