10 Copycat Girl Scout Cookie Recipes That Are Melt-In-Your-Mouth Good

These fun and flavorful dupes will satisfy your Thin Mint, Samoa, and Tagalong cookie cravings.

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If you've ever craved the irresistible taste of Tagalongs, Thin Mints, or Samoas in the offseason, you know it's almost impossible to find another treat that will satisfy. Well, enough hoarding Girl Scout cookies in your freezer until the next selling season comes around—now you can make these fun and flavorful copycat cookies in your own kitchen! Your guests, family, and friends will be delighted by the sweet flavors of nostalgia, and, above all, impressed that they didn't come out of a box. Sink your teeth into these delicious desserts knowing there's no shortage coming to your pantry any time soon.

Homemade Thin Mints

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Finally: you can remake the beloved mint-chocolate cookie in your very own kitchen with this simple recipe (that means no more stocking up on dozens of boxes for the year!) These copycats deliver the perfect delicate crunch and not-too-sweet chocolate flavor for a cookie that's simply irresistible. We don't mean to brag, but these dupes are spot on.

Hockey Pucks


Peanut butter-chocolate lovers, these homemade "hockey pucks" are for you. This riff on the traditional Tagalong cookie is made with just three ingredients but delivers all of the flavor and crisp texture of your favorite chocolate-peanut butter treats.

While some reviewers have tried using white or dark chocolate to switch up the flavor, Allrecipes user Sharon offers a new variation: "I also made these using Nilla Wafers instead of the ritz crackers and everybody loved them. They are a huge hit with my family."

Copycat Do-Si-Dos

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

"These are so close to the Girl Scout oatmeal peanut butter cookies that you won't know the difference," says recipe creator Joanne Reaney, and over 1,000 reviewers agree! Thin and chewy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside, these peanut butter sandwich cookies are just as crave-worthy as the classics.

Homemade Lemonades

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Just like the sweet, light, lemon shortbread cookies made famous by the Girl Scouts, these delicious snacks are also bursting with sweet citrus flavor. Thanks to a little creativity with a toothpick and knife, they even have the adorable sliced lemon look. Finish them off with a thin, tart glaze to bring in even more bright flavor.

Homemade Tagalongs

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In a side-by-side taste test, this crunchy vanilla cookie layered with a creamy peanut butter filling and thin chocolate coating is almost mistakable for a traditional Tagalong. Better yet, our simple copycat recipe ensures that your favorite peanut butter-chocolate treat can stay on the table year-round.

Thin Mint Crackers

Thin Mint Crackers

You'll be shocked to find out just how much these three-ingredient snacks taste like the real deal. Flakey Ritz crackers are enrobed in a chocolate-mint coating that's so flavorful, you'd never recognize the buttery cracker underneath.

When a recipe is this easy, inexpensive, and irresistible, it's definitely one to keep in your back pocket. Some reviewers even recommend melting down Andes mint baking chips instead of chocolate chips for an even simpler, two-ingredient treat.

Homemade Samoa Cookies


Just when you thought the chewy, caramelized coconut filling of a Samoa cookie was just too delicious to be recreated at home, we're here to share our best homemade recipe with you.

"This recipe is well made and is SOOOOO DELICIOUS! I would totally recommend it to anyone looking to make a cookie that is known and loved by everyone," raves Allrecipes user Baker_best_2017.

S'mores Cookies

Smores cookies on plate with different icings
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Two crunchy, graham cracker-flavored cookies sandwich together creamy chocolate and sweet marshmallow fluff for a delicious bite of nostalgia—no campfire necessary.

"This copycat recipe for Girl Scout S'mores Cookies can be frosted in different ways - try covering them with chocolate or marshmallow icing, or half and half, or just leave them plain," shares recipe creator Colleen Weeden.

Thin Mint Cookies

close up view of chocolate coated Thin Mint Cookies on a green and silver plate

"End result is near perfect match to Girl Scout version, only better. Well worth the time. Chocolate lover's dream!," shares Allrecipes user grpa.

These copycat cookies may take a little more time in the kitchen, but if you're really craving the original chocolate-mint treats, these cookies are as close as it gets!

Copycat Trefoils (Shortbread)

closeup of plain round cookies topped with sparkling sugar on a baking sheet

"These buttery cookies melt when you take a bite," says recipe creator Jennifer Wilton, who calls this the "the best shortbread recipe ever." Over 900 5-star ratings agree, these cookies are simply delicious.

Try your hand at shaping them into the iconic Trefoil shape, or using a piping bag to create your own unique style. A little lemon zest or orange zest will put a new spin on the classic flavor.

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