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Monday, April 9, 2007

Joining the Girl Scouts!

I know I'm no girl scout, never was and never will be. Alas, Brandon asked if I could make Samoas. Outwardly, I said "No problem." Inwardly, I was thinking...how am I going to get this recipe? Thank goodness for the internet! :-D


I started with a basic shortbread recipe from a website I admire so very much The Joy of Baking. The recipes I've made from there have always turned out so perfectly. And that is no joke.


The topping recipe I got from Robbie's Recipes. Though next time I think I will only use 3 cups coconut and use caramel instead of condensed milk and more chocolate on the topping. All in all, it turned out okay as far as I can tell. I can't eat it but Brandon says they're good.





5 comments:

parents said...

Just an idea, but maybe next time you can pour your chocolate syrup into a clean ketchup plastic bottle and drizzle the syrup over the macaroons, to give it a "cleaner" look?

The Humble Housewife said...

Those look amazing. My husband loves samoas! I'm more of a thin minter myself! :-) But we have girl "guides" over here... and they sure don't sell cookies... so I'll HAVE to give these a try! LOL!

Great photos said...

Here's what I would do. I'd freeze these and then dip them in melted chocolate. Neater to eat and a little closer to the real thing. Look yummy!

Deb Schiff said...

Wow! I've got to try your recipe! Thanks for posting. The photos are great.

Marye said...

valerie,
this was one of the recipes that was swiped.

http://mislove.com/2007/11/17/samoascaramel-delites/