Samoa Biscotti

Samoa Biscotti

 

I was never a Girl Scout.  I tried something called Blue Birds.  I lasted one meeting.  That’s how long it took for me to realize I suck at crafts!

My daughter was a Daisy for two years.  I wanted to experience this with her so I opted to be a co-leader.  Lets just say it was a learning experience for both of us.

This is what I learned from my time with the daisy troop:

I’m still no good at crafts.  I like the idea, I just can’t execute them.

I don’t like selling cookies.  I only like eating them.

Service projects were wonderful for the girls.  It was good for them to donate their hard-earned cookie money to local animal shelters.  It was rewarding for them to hand out home-made Christmas ornaments at senior centers.   Learning to give time, money and energy is a valuable lesson.

The most important lesson  I learned is that  I don’t want to camp in a cabin, on rusty cots, in the woods with a bunch of young girls.  That is where I draw the line on the whole Girl Scout experience!!!  No thank you!!!!

I know Girl Scouts is more than cookies, but for me it was really all about the Samoas!  The best cookie flavor!!!

There are so many Samoa recipes.  You just can’t go wrong  with coconut, caramel and chocolate.  I love biscotti, especially to give as gifts at Christmas.  I promise if you give these as gifts, you’ll have a friend for life!  The vanilla biscotti has just the right amount of sweetness, and all the crunch you expect from a biscotti.  Perfect for dipping in coffee!  The real sweetness comes from the smooth, creamy caramel.  Once the biscotti gets bathed in caramel,  they immediately get dunked and rolled in toasted coconut.  A little drizzle of chocolate rounds out the flavors.  These are so good, I may just end up giving them to myself as a gift.

I’m sorry little Girl Scouts.  I no longer have a need for your little purple box of Samoas.  I have these Samoa Biscotti to keep me happy now!

You might enjoy these too:

Milk Dud Nutella Cookies                                          Lemons for Lulu

White Chocolate Cookies with Toasted Coconut   Lemons for Lulu

Homemade Samoas                                                     Spabettie

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Samoa Biscotti

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lemons for Lulu
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Cook time:
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Serves: 20
The adult version of your favorite Girl Scout cookie!
Ingredients
  • 6 T butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cups coconut, toasted
  • 1 package caramel, unwrapped (14oz)
  • 3 T heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, salt and both extracts until creamy. Add baking powder. Beat in both eggs. Set your mixer to low and carefully add flour to dough and continue to mix until well incorporated. Batter will be sticky. Move dough to prepared baking sheet. Shape into a large log, straighten the sides and flatten the top. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Remove and lightly spray biscotti with water to make cutting easier. Reduce oven temperature to 325. Let dough sit on pan for 5 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut biscotti crosswise into 1/2″ to 3/4″ slices. Set the biscotti on edge and return baking sheet to the oven. Bake an additional 25-30 minutes until biscotti start to turn golden. Remove from oven and let cool on a baking rack.
  2. In a saucepan combine caramel and heavy cream over low heat. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread toasted coconut in a shallow dish. Dip biscotti in caramel and roll in toasted coconut until covered. Place on a wax paper covered baking sheet to set.
  4. Microwave chocolate morsels. Drizzle over biscotti.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
  6. To toast coconut. Spread coconut on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake on 325 for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

 

Biscotti recipe adapted from King Arthur

I’ll be linking this recipe up to these fabulous sites as well as to:  Jam Hands,

The DIY Dreamer, and

 

39 Responses

  1. You had me at “Samoa”. My FAVORITE. :) Those look delish!

  2. I loved being a girl scout but it was such a long time ago it’s hard to remember. :) I love your samoa biscotti! Saw them on Facebook – yum.

  3. Samoas in a bar form…how cool is that? More caramely coconut goodness to enjoy longer! I wouldn’t do well sleeping on a rusty cot in the woods with little girls either…I would be too freaked out to actually sleep. Better off staying home and eating more bars:-)

  4. So creative!!! I have never been much of a biscotti fan. But samoa flavored?! I just may have to rethink this :)

    • Why thanks Desi! I only eat biscotti if they are covered in something yummy!

  5. These look GREAT
    I so like biscotti with a cup of tea
    Well, I actually eat them all the time once I bake biscotti :):)

    • Thanks Winnie! I need to make biscotti more often!

  6. Yes. Please. However did you know Samoas will always hold the key to my heart?! There is everlasting love between me and those cookies, let me tell you. And I WAS a Girl Scout, and also hated the crafts and camping. Yuck. This biscotti looks marvelous, girlfriend!

    • Hayley, I just knew! Yeah, xnay on the ampingcay!

    • I adore Samoa’s!!! Thanks Jessica!

  7. These look seriously good. The Girl Scouts better be careful. There’s a new Samoa on the block and it’s in the shape of biscotti. :)

    • I’m done with the Girl Scouts, who needs them!

  8. I have a new found love for biscotti and your version sounds incredible!

    • Thank you!! I think I only like biscotti if it’s dipped in something sweet!

  9. Mmmmm, I love biscotti and I love Samoas. These are fantastic Tanya!

    • I like Biscotti, but I love them covered in caramel!

  10. Samoas are my FAVORITE!!! I also love Biscotti so this one is going straight to my Pinterest files. PS- visiting from I Heart Naptime :)

    • Oh mine too! Too bad the Samoa boxes are so small!

  11. We are huge Samoa fans, so we will definitely be trying this yummy recipe! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

  12. These look heavenly, I love love love samoa girl scout cookies! Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday’s Sweet Confessions! Have a great day!

  13. Oh. Yum!!!! These look amazing! I’m in the same boat as you: LOVE the Samosas and didn’t last as a Girl Scout…. Thanks for sharing!

    • The only reason we did Scouts was for the Samoas!!! Thanks Patricia!

  14. Oh my goodness. These look fabulous. I make several different kinds of biscotti every Christmas to distribute as gifts… and I think I just added a new kind to the list. :) Thanks for sharing!

    • I think biscotti are the perfect gift for Christmas!! Thank you so much for coming by!!

  15. Pinning! I’ve never made biscotti but, I want to try these!

    • Please let me know how they turn out for you if you try them!

  16. Oh gosh, the camping. SO NOT looking forward to that part of Brownies!! I prefer to eat cookies too. :) ESPECIALLY these.

    • Thanks Jamie! Yes, craving can be fulfilled any time!

  17. Diane

    Saw these tonight on facebook. They look awesome! I think I will only have to buy caramels tomorrow. lol. thank you.

    • I loved them- probably too much! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Hi,I love these cookie recipes. I want to write for BlogHer too. Any tips for a relative newbie?

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