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I don’t know about you guys, but when I was growing up, Girl Scout cookie time was big business.

All three of us had a different favorite, and we were willing to hunt down any Girl Scout that crossed our paths to make sure that we got those danged cookies. Then, once we got our cherished boxes of cookies, it was a battle not simply inhale them in one sitting, but rather squirrel them away in the freezer and just eat a few at a time, making that box last as long as possible.

And no, there was no sharing our Girl Scout cookies in the Swope household. You got the flavor you asked for and if you had wanted a Thin Mint, you should have asked for those instead! (I may or may not have heard my mother say this to my father once or twice…)

Clearly, my mother was all about the Thin Mints. I personally love the Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. But my dad, he’s a Caramel DeLite kind of guy (which, incidentally, I learned as an adult are called “Samoas” in some parts of the country…who knew?). The chocolate drizzled over that coconut-caramel situation with the shortbread cookie? Yep, Jerry’s a goner.

A while back I wrote about spending some time before Christmas in the kitchen with Stef from Sarcastic Cooking. In addition to those awesome shortcakes, we also made these homemade Caramel Delites/Samoas. I can’t lie, they were definitely a labor of love…but when I took my half of the batch home to my daddy at Christmas, his reaction to finding them in his stocking – and the look on his face when he took his first bite of one – made the effort well worth it.

He even said he thought they were better than the originals. And when it comes to his Girl Scout cookies, the man’s a tough customer.

So if you want to find out how to have these lovelies all year round (and maybe make them for your sweetie for a certain love-themed holiday that is fast approaching), head on over to Stef’s site!

 

21 Comments

  1. Awww that’s so sweet! What a nice daughter!!! Yeah some GS cookies have different names for diff. times/area…I dunno. My favorites are PB Patties/Tagalongs but I also love samoas, thin mints, and those pb sandwich ones (do-si-dos)!

  2. Gasp! Nooooo! You didn’t do this to me! And YES, you did this to me!! Girl Scout cookie time is a period of happiness for me each and every year and I thought it would be fun to make samoas but never got around to looking up a recipe. Now there’s a gorgeous one right in front of my face and it’s girl scout cookie time all year long! YES! And I wouldn’t be opposed to sharing some thin mints with you and your mom…just saying!

    1. I’ll take some! Stephie won’t eat them because they are chocolate (the only reason I ever doubt that they gave me the wrong child in the hospital), so I’ll take her share. ๐Ÿ™‚ These are wonderful (and yes, her daddy shared with me). You might want to wait a bit to visit, because it’s pretty dang cold here in IL right now, and your CA blood might freeze. However, come spring, just head on over!

    2. Girl. I think a visit to Chicago is something you should be planning…like now. (or, I suppose, once it’s no longer 5 degrees…) I’ll even make you these cookies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I would like to have the recipe too! They actually look better than my last box of Samoas.

  4. We’ll can anyone tell me how to make thin mints …. really is the a thin mint fake cookie recipe… Please please , but oh wait this could be addicting and fattening at the same time….uggggggg… Lbs or thin mints …..lbs or thin mints ….. The recipe please…

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