How to make it

  • In a 2 quart saucepan over medium-low heat, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup.
  • Heat to a full boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly pour in Eagle Brand milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over low heat until candy thermometer reaches 220-228 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Beat until creamy. Immediately stir in toasted coconut and mix well.
  • Spoon by tablespoonfuls into circular mounds onto buttered wax paper. Flatten slightly. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke a small round hole into the center of each cookie.
  • Cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and drizzle thinly in stripes over cookies. Let chocolate harden at room temperature. Store in a airtight container.
  • To toast coconut: Spread coconut on a baking sheet and toast in a preheated 350 degree oven, stirring occasionally until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.

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  • Holly3 2 years ago
    Am making these... Our fav....
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    chefmal ate it and said...
    Oh holy crap, this recipe is perfect- they taste even better than the boxed ones. My only warning to all of you is that you must wash the pot and any spoons you use immediately because when this stuff cools it turns into cement. As a result, it can be a bit difficult to form and flatten, but they're more than worth it. These are more dangerous than pringles, you just can't stop!
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    chefmal ate it and said...
    Score! I'm making these today.
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  • cubralinda 5 years ago
    oh my goodnesssss......I was doing so good..till I came across this...I'm in heaven. Ill save these for a special event. =-0)
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  • gapeach55 6 years ago
    This one of two of my favorites. Of course can't forget Thin Mints. Thanks for the post.
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    kdiaz ate it and said...
    oh my goodness - I can't believe u have a recipe for these - one of my absolute favorites - and BONUS - my hubby and daughter hate coconut - so I can have the whole batch to myself - although I will probably share with my father-in-law!!! Thanks!
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    Oh dear, I would have to find THIS recipe! Now I know I'll be wearing my "fat" pants by the weekend. They sound wonderful and are by far my most favorite girl scout cookie!!
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  • b82j85 6 years ago
    Oh my gosh I am so excited to try this recipe!! These cookies are the best ever, and now I can have them all year round. Thanks for posting!
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  • brandyprz 6 years ago
    With two girlscouts We have about $80 worth of these cookies in our freezer....it would be nice to make a homemade version so that we could eliminate the hydrogenated oil. Thank you for sharing this-it is my fav GS cookie as well!
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  • texasmom 6 years ago
    My daughter and I made these this afternoon. I'm not sure what we did wrong, but ours could be used as a weapon. Maybe we cooked them too long? Anyone have any ideas??
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    oh my god, this recipe sounds incredible, I only have a problem, although I love coconut my family doesn't, can I substitute it for other ingredient?
    I know its not the same, but/..\ I apreciate! thank you Henrie!
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  • basspro1o1 6 years ago
    Can't wait to try this recipe,it's hubbies favorite, thanks for the post.
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    rodeogirl73 ate it and said...
    OOhhhh! I think I have died and gone to heaven with this one! lol This is my FAVE girl scout cookies! Thanks for the recipe. Now I can eat it all year long!
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  • crossfire 6 years ago
    wow, henrie.....this was a great post. I can't wait to make these at christmas time!
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    pink ate it and said...
    These are the only Girl Scout Cookies I eat and buy! Now, I can make them? YIPPPEEE! Tops!
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  • henrie 6 years ago
    I had the thin mints recipe also, but don't know where it is at the moment, I remember it was made with ritz crackers. If I come across it I'll post it also.
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Another cookie to add to the holiday baking list - I LOVE samoas - I'm with Shirley...this recipe would serve one!
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  • debra47 6 years ago
    I always loved the Samoan cookies in addition to the thin mints. Will definitely want to make them. Thanks for posting!
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    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh yesssss, I could eat them all, so you could say feeds ONE!! Great post...
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  • mburnett_larkins 6 years ago
    Henrie--I don't have a candy thermometer, Is there a way I could know when it is done without having to go buy onee?? These are my dads favorite cookies and I would love to make them for him! Thanks for the post!!
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