Is anyone else intrigued by how gaga we all go for Girl Scout Cookies?  Don’t get me wrong, I fully support the Girl Scouts and do my part by buying and eating box after box of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas.  I just find it interesting that I don’t ever buy a box of processed cookies any other time of the year.  Now I’m not saying I have any problem with an Oreo for example.  I love the taste of Oreos.  And who hasn’t enjoyed a row of Fudge-Striped Cookie?  I love the magical power that Girl Scout Cookie time of year brings to recipes across the internet!  People are so creative!

One of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies is the Do-Si-Do (peanut butter sandwich cookies).  I feel a little deprived this year because my husband purchased our cookies when I was out of town and I totally got disregarded in the selection process!  I love Do-Si-Do because of the crunchy peanut butter cookie contrasting with the creamy filling.  When I received the most recent issue of Cook Illustrated magazine, the cookie featured in the back of the magazine reminded me of my beloved cookie that I will have to wait one more year to eat.  The Girl Scout version of this cookie includes oatmeal in the cookies whereas the Cooks Illustrated version is supplemented with finely chopped roasted peanuts to add some extra crunch.  And they really perfected the peanut butter filling so that it sets up and does not just squish out the sides when you bite into these nutty little sandwiches.

So if you feel slightly neglected of Do-Si-Dos like I do and want to make a cookie similar to satisfy your craving, just pretend I am a Girl Scout and bake up a batch of these with me in mind :).

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pulse peanuts in food processor

cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer

add milk and eggs 

add flour mixture and peanuts

place dough onto baking sheets and flatten slightly

bake and cool completely

prepare filling by melting butter and peanut butter

add powdered sugar and stir to combine

fill cookies immediately

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9 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    These are fabulous! I love Girl Scout Cookies too. It is kind of crazy that everyone is so crazy for them!


  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    I love girl scout cookies, but last year they didn’t taste as good as they usually do! I’m sure this version tastes MUCH better than the GS version!


  3. Toni Hoffa
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    On behalf of that place your husband goes every day – THANK YOU! They were awesome and enjoyed by all 🙂 You have mad skills as my teenagers would say!


    • Mercedes
      Mar 08, 2012 @ 11:08 am

      So glad you liked the cookies Toni! Have a great rest of the week!


  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Peanut butter is one of my fave foods – these sound absolutely delish!


  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Sandwich cookies are the best. You get twice as many cookies AND you get a filling! All cookies should exist as sandwich cookies.


    • Mercedes
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      I completely agree with you: two for the price of one! Thanks for reading!


  6. katie
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    WOW–these look and sound amazing. Must make asap!


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