While my husband and son were munching on some Girl Scout cookies the other day, Daddy Dearest told him, “You know partner, Mommy has a recipe for these, but she just doesn’t make them for us.”
REALLY?! Really? Really… Are you challenging me?
I already had my Valentine’s themed cookie planned for this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar post, but I scrapped the whole thing when Mr. Valentine’s Day Birthday threw down the gauntlet. He’s lucky I love him. 😉
Now you have to make me a promise: if you make these, you will make a donation to your local Girl Scout Troop. Once upon a time, I was a Girl in Green trying to hawk calendars and cookies to support the troop. Luckily they have dumped the calendar sales, but now everything is dependent on the cookies which are $5 a box this year. Eek! Tough sell. So, make your own cookies any time of the year, and donate a little to support an organization dedicated to “the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.”
The original cookies are actually a vanilla cookie, but I was going for simple and easy and what I had in the house. So I went with a simple shortbread (my favorite).
I tried to make my own caramel and ruined it AGAIN! Ugh! I was furious about the wasted time and ingredients. I have just come to the conclusion that I do not possess a caramel making gene. That’s okay, melting the caramel candies was easy and fast.
I use the microwave for melting the caramel and chocolate, but you are welcome to do it in a double boiler on the stove if you so desire.
Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what the other Fill the Cookie Jar makers made for our Valentine’s Day/ February theme this month. I am sure they are all delicious!
Until next time, happy eating.