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Homemade Samoas

Recreate your favorite Girl Scout cookie at home with this easy recipe. These homemade samoas are made with a shortbread cookie base, caramel coconut topping, and a chocolate drizzle.

89% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Homemade Samoas

Under 30 minutes


for 48 cookies

Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter (225 g)
  • ½ cup sugar (100 g)
  • 2 cups flour (250 g), more for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel, Coconut and Chocolate

  • 2 cups soft caramel (400 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups toasted coconut (225 g)
  • 1 cup chocolate (175 g), melted

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 154
  • Fat 8g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar. Make sure it’s well incorporate, it will have a crumbly texture.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla. Bring together and refrigerate for 30 min.
  5. Melt the caramel with salt, heavy cream and vanilla in the microwave (2 min).
  6. Add the melted caramel to the the toasted coconut. Make sure to save about ¼ cup of the melted caramel. The reserved caramel will be used to ‘glue’ the caramel coconut mix to the cookie.
  7. Roll out cookie dough and cut out your cookies. Place on a parchment paper and bake for 10-13 minutes at 350°F (175°C). Set aside to cool down.
  8. Once the cookie is cool enough to touch, add some of the reserved caramel to the top, then add a layer of caramel coconut.
  9. Dip in melted chocolate and drizzle chocolate over the top. Let chocolate set.
  10. Enjoy!
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Homemade Samoas