3 Knock-off Girl Scout cookie recipes

Amy Vowles

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It can be cookie season all year round with these copycat versions of your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

Girl scout cookie recipes

It happens every year: Girl Scout cookie season comes around and you try to plan ahead by buying as many boxes as you can. You even stash some away in your freezer for later in the year. But let's face it, as soon as you crack open that first box, the rest are sure to not last very long. Now you can get your Girl Scout cookie fix by making these recipes at home long after the cookies are gone!

Thanks-A-Lot cookie recipe

Makes 18 cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, cornstarch, flour and mix until it forms a dough.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness on a well floured surface.
  4. Cut the cookies out with a cookie cutter. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Once the cookies have cooled, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.
  6. Dip the bottom of the cookies in the melted chocolate and then place on a sheet of wax paper until the chocolate has cooled and hardened.

Thin Mint cookie recipe

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl cream together 1/2 cup butter and sugar. Add in milk, vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of the mint extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Add to the liquid mixture and mix on low until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Roll the dough into two long cylinders, approximately 2-inches thick. Wrap the dough in wax paper and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Remove the dough from the freezer, remove the wax paper from the dough and slice the dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
  6. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled, heat the 2 cups chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon mint extract in the microwave until the chocolate is melted.
  8. Dip each cookie in the melted chocolate until thoroughly coated. Then place the cookies on a sheet of wax paper until the chocolate is fully hardened.

Do-Si-Dos peanut butter cookie recipe

Makes 1 dozen sandwich cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granular sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl mix together butter, granular sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture until well incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate the cookie dough for approximately 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  6. Using a fork, flatten each cookie and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.
  7. While the cookies cool, prepare the peanut butter filling by mixing together the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  8. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter filling between two peanut butter cookies to create a cookie "sandwich."

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

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