The anticipation of the impending girl scout cookie season has gotten the best of me. What can I say ? I'm weak. These homemade Samoas are the perfect treat to get me through the next couple of weeks until my Samoas arrive.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the coconut topping:
- 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 15 ounces Kraft caramels
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk and vanilla.
Use hands to press dough into a ball. Roll dough out onto silpat mat.
Use a biscuit or doughnut cookie cutter to cut into circles. Cut a smaller circle out of center.
Place cookie rounds on silpat lined baking sheet.
Bake 10 minutes at 350.
Melt caramels, milk and salt in microwave.
Set aside 1/4 of the caramel and spread over cooled cookies.