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.
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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.