Ever since we finished eating the recent purchase of some Girl Scout cookies, I’ve been halfway on the lookout to buy some more, but no luck! Years ago, adorable young saleswomen would come …
Ever since we finished eating the recent purchase of some Girl Scout cookies, I’ve been halfway on the lookout to buy some more, but no luck! Years ago, adorable young saleswomen would come downtown selling their cookies, but I’ve not seen anyone around here selling, and I have got to tell you, they are missing out on a huge sale.
Ironically, we bought the ones we ate in the Harvard Square subway station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where a few moms and their girl scouts were set up selling cookies. The tiny Girl Scouts were quite puzzled when we told them we had traveled all the way from Mississippi to Boston to buy their Girl Scout cookies. Northerners don’t have the same sense of humor as we do, I guess.
We were in Boston for Annsley and Chris’ wedding back in January. Girl Scout cookies bought in the subway were the “icing on the cake” of a beautiful weekend that included a wedding in a cathedral, walking in the snow on Boston Common, and real, locally-made New England clam chowder at every meal!
So, on Sunday, I had a craving for some of the peanut butter sandwich cookies (Do Si Dos?) and easily found a copycat recipe online to try.
The recipe was easy, and I had all the ingredients (thanks to buying a jar of peanut butter often, always thinking I’m going to make dog biscuits), and they turned out delicious, and, without an actual Girl Scout cookie around to compare to, taste very good.
The best thing about them is you CAN eat just one. Following the recipe, with a yield of 13 cookies, I thought they seemed like they were going to be large, and they are huge! As in, so big it’s hard to take a bite! One will be enough, and that makes me feel a little less guilty than if I ate an entire sleeve of Girl Scout cookies. Not that I would ever do that.
Try this at home, but I will make them much smaller next time, halving the amount my cookie scoop puts out, and smashing them just a bit before baking, because they don’t spread much. Added bonus, there will be more… to share or give away, of course….wink, wink.
Copycat Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tea salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablesoons milk
Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix until smooth. Add in peanut butter and mix well. Stir in egg and vanilla.
Add in flour mixture and mix until completely combined.
Scoop into 26 even balls (a cookie scoop works great for this).
Bake for 20 minutes, only 6-7 cookies on a tray a time.
Repeat with remaining dough until it is all baked.
Let cool completely before filling.
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and milk and mix until fully combined. Mixture will be thick. Roll into 13 balls. Place 1 ball on filling between 2 cookies and slightly press together until filling reaches the edges of the cookie.