Monday, March 14, 2011

Copycatting the DO-si-Do Girl Scout Cookie

Do-Si-Do Copycats

It's that time of year when the Girl Scouts are delivering their cookies...unless you have a forgetful Girl Scout dad who is supposed to be delivering the goods to your place of work and he misplaces the order form and there is a DELAY in your cookie order. Torture. I remembered some copycat Girl Scout recipes on Baking Bites and thought I'd give her Do-SI-Do's a try.

Homemade Girl Scout Cookie: Do-si-Do
from Baking Bites

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant or regular)

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.
Start with the cookies. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter. Beat in the sugars until fluffy, then add in the eggs one at a time, waiting until each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir in vanilla extract.
Working at a low speed, mix in the flour, followed by the oats (if you don’t have quick-cooking, pulse whole rolled oats in the food processor to chop them up a bit).
On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop teaspoonfuls of batter (roughly 3/4-in. sized balls), leaving about 2 inches between each to allow for spread.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until cookies are a light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, making small holes in 1/2 of the cookies (for the tops of the sandwiches) before they set up. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cookies have cooled, make the filling.
In a large bowl, cream together smooth peanut butter, butter and confectioners’ sugar until very smooth. Spread 2-3 tsp onto half of the finished cookies and sandwich with the remaining halves. If you chose to make yours with GS-lookalike holes in some of the cookies, use these as the tops of the sandwiches.
Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 48 sandwich cookies.

Note: Use unsalted butter with this recipe, as different brands of peanut butter can vary hugely in salt content and it’s possible you’ll end up with a too-salty cookie with the salted butter, salted peanut butter and added salt. If you must use salted butter and are using brand of peanut butter that seems a bit salty, you can always reduce or eliminate the added salt. Personally, I like the salty sweet combination with peanut butter, but it’s only fair for me to give a little warning just in case!

Copycat Do-si-Do's

Cook's Notes:
1. These were really good to me for I liked how the cookie wasn't overly sweet. With a sweet peanut butter filling a sweet cookie would have been too much.
2. If you bake the dough right will spread so use a small disher to get a smaller thinner cookie. If you chill your dough, they will be thick as seen here. Do what works best for you.
3. Alot of work baking the cookies, making the filling, schmearing the filling, sandwiching the cookies....not a quick bake and eat cookie....but it's taste was worth the work.....once a year. lol

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Ellie said...

Wow, making Do-si-do's at home. I have to give this a try!!!! Thanks :)

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

Yum so I need to make these! everyone has so many great homemade girl scout cookies!

Susan Parran said...