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Homemade Samoa Cookies

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars
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"Experimenting with shortbread cookie recipes, I found a way to create a cookie the not only gives you a melt-in-your-mouth texture, but also retains its shape and doesn't crumble when you pick it up. I ended up making these for Easter weekend to give out as gifts. So far the cookies haven't made it past the 2 hour mark after being opened and left up on a table for consumption. Hope you love these as much as my friends and family do! Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 594
Original recipe yields 20 servings (4 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Beat butter, white sugar, and salt together in a bowl; add 2 cups flour and stir. Beat 1 cup flour into butter mixture; mix until a sticky dough forms.
  2. Whisk egg, vanilla extract, and milk together in a bowl. Beat remaining flour and egg mixture into dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Break off a small portion of dough and roll it out on a lightly floured work surface into a 1/4-inch thick round. Place round on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until slightly golden and soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Cook and stir coconut in a large skillet over medium heat until golden brown and toasted, 2 to 4 minutes.
  7. Melt caramel bits in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir coconut into caramel. Press a spoonful of caramel-coconut mixture into the top of each cookie.
  8. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth, about 60 seconds. Dip the base of each cookie into melted chocolate and place dipped cookies on parchment paper until chocolate sets. Drizzle chocolate over the top of each cookie.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Make the cookies a day or two prior to serving them as they do get better once they settle and they will last for a long time. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 594 calories; 32.4 75 5.9 60 371 Full nutrition

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These are phenomenal. I made bars instead of cookies and made my own caramel instead of using store bought candies. Instead of dipping the bottom of each bar into chocolate I decided to pour the...

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Caramel hateful to work with. Directions didn't say to make cookies into donut shape. Only after making first batch, my son reminded me to make donut shape. (Didn't look at above pic). Will try ...

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These are phenomenal. I made bars instead of cookies and made my own caramel instead of using store bought candies. Instead of dipping the bottom of each bar into chocolate I decided to pour the...

Thankfully, I cut the recipe in half and still got 3 dozen cookies. I say thankfully because I was so tired of putting them together I just gave up and left over 1 dozen of them plain. These are...

Made homemade caramel unbelievable cookie

Make your own or melt the caramels down with 1/3 c evaporated milk. The shortbread recipe is good. A lot of work. Fun to try though

Caramel hateful to work with. Directions didn't say to make cookies into donut shape. Only after making first batch, my son reminded me to make donut shape. (Didn't look at above pic). Will try ...

I Love SAMOA COOKIES!!! They are my favorite type of girl scout cookies!!! This recipe is well made and is SOOOOO DELICIOUS! I would totally recommend it to anyone looking to make a cookie that ...

The cookie base was delicious, but the caramel and coconut did not stick to the cookies at all. Wasted three hours making these for a work party and ended up going to store again...

Wow. These are a marvelous cookie, perhaps a bit tricky to make, mostly dealing with putting the sticky coconut mixture on the circles. But they are an absolute winner, everyone loved them, an...

These turned out very well! I made 36 cookies from the recipe. I found that I only needed half the caramel and coconut though. Getting the caramel to stick on top of the cookie (instead of your ...