These took a lot of work for a very sub-par presentation. Nevertheless, it was a very fun experiment! First you make a shortbread cookie. Then you top it with a toasted coconut and caramel mixture. Dip it in chocolate and pipe some chocolate on the top, and you’re supposed to have a cookie that looks and tastes like a Girl Scout cookie.
I used this recipe for the cookies. Notice how mine look nothing like theirs. To fix this, I need to roll the cookies out thinner, use a smaller cookie cutter, thin out the coconut mixture with more caramels and dip the cookies deeper in the chocolate. But hey, nobody’s perfect.
My rating: Oops. I haven’t eaten one yet. Hold on…
My rating: 6 out of 10. The cookies were too soft. The coconut mixture was too think and chewy. The chocolate was sub-par. The whole cookie was too sweet.
Hubby’s rating: 8.5 out of 10. He agreed that the caramel mixture needed to be spread out better. He was also distressed by the lack of hole in the cookie.
Difficulty rating: 7.5 out of 10. These were pretty ridiculous as far as number of steps goes, and there were A LOT of places to mess up.