Anybody else counting down the days until Girl Scout Cookie season? I do not know what they put in those little things but they are SERIOUSLY addicting. My crack cookies of choice? - thin mints and samoas.
I created a cupcake version of the samoa cookie - just to hold me over until the Girl Scouts start peddling their little drugs cookies. These are ALMOST as good as their cookie counterparts.
I don't want my baking to ever be compared to a Girl Scout cookie because lets face it - I'd lose every time. I don't even consider my baking to be in the same category as the Girl Scouts. I concede that battle before it even starts. The Girl Scouts are my inspiration - not my competition. I hope that you enjoy this little cupcake creation based on the Girl Scout Samoa.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
Bake in preheated oven 16 - 19 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Top with a mound of toasted coconut.
Drizzle caramel sauce over coconut.
Finish with a drizzle of chocolate ganache over the top.
Does anybody else picture actual Girl Scouts in uniforms and sashes working in a bright green kitchen, dipping thin mints into a giant vat of chocolate when they think of Girl Scout cookies? (I blame Keebler for putting the image of baking elves in my brain.)
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