With Girl Scout Cookies season here, we don’t always have a Girl Scout dealer. Also, you may have a Girl Scout Cookie craving some other time of the year (my cookies never last more than a couple of days here). This Tag A Long (my favorite Girl Scout Cookie of all time) copycat recipe will allow you to enjoy their yumminess year-round. (Have no fear, I donate cash every year to my local Girl Scout Troup.)
Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1 ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powder sugar, sifted
- 3/4 pound salted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 lb. Milk Chocolate for candy dipping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Start by making the dough for the cookies. Using a paddle attachment on a mixer, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt if wanted, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. If your dough is a little dry try adding 1 Tbsp. of water at a time until the dough comes together. Roll dough into a ball and wrap in plastic, chill for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Peanut Butter Filling:
- While Cookies are baking start the peanut butter filling. In a small mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter and powder sugar until it’s completely blended and no sugar can be seen.
- On a cooking sheet, lay wax paper or grease the pan with cooking spray. Place ½ tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture on the prepared pan. I used a cookie dough scooper and it worked great.
- Once Cookies are cool use a spatula, remove the peanut butter from the pan. Place 1 ball in the middle of the shortbread cookie and use a butter knife to spread the peanut butter around the cookie. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls and cookies.
- Melt Chocolate coating according to package. Once melted use a fork to dip the cookies into the chocolate.
- Allow the excess chocolate to drip off the cookies and transferred to wax paper to allow cookie coating to harden.
Our family agrees these taste JUST like the Girl Scout Cookies…maybe even better!
Michele Morin says
These have all the marks of being a “controlled substance.” Yum!
robin masshole mommy says
These are one of my favorite GS cookies. I am going to have to try making these.
Oh I didn’t need to see this post this morning. Now I must make these. They look so good!! Pinning and sharing.
Katie Kinsley says
These look way better than the originals! I need to cut sugar out of my diet at this point – it’s almost wedding season!
We don’t buy girl scout cookies anymore. They are just to expensive for one thing and I was told not that much money stays locally with the girls. Nice to find a recipe that is homemade and doesn’t have all the preservatives anyway.
I am so excited that somebody share this! I am going to the poorhouse each year because of how many girl scout cookies I buy! I will definitely try this recipe.
Sue Moore Donaldson says
Wow – will try! Thanks so much! A former gs cookie buyer – haha
Pam Wattenbarger says
I love Girl Scout Cookies and I hate that you can only get them during part of the year. This makes my life so much better!
I can’t lie, I am absolutely addicted to Girl Scout cookies. My favorites are Thin Mints but this Tag a Long recipe looks amazing!
Yummy! These look delicious. We would substitute sunflower butter for the peanut butter (because of my son’s nut allergy) but otherwise, this would be a win in my house.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
These cookies look so good. I did not know it was this easy to make these treats. I will save your recipe and make a batch this weekend. I will have little nephews and nieces visiting. They’re going to love this.
This might be dangerous to me to have the recipe of. I can limit myself when they are only sold a few times a year. But making it myself means I can have them anytime, which is both good and bad 🙂
Paula Bendfeldt says
These look delicious, I love these cookies but had never thought of making them at home. And they look quite easy to make.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Oh my gosh! Those look so yummy. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
I’ll need to hide this recipe from my husband. He’ll want me to make a batch every day!
Mother of 3 says
This is probably the families favorite cookie; thanks for the recipe! Pinned.
One of my favorite Girl Scout cookies (aren’t they all?). I can’t believe how easy your recipe looks and I can’t wait to try it out! Especially since I avoided the cookie booths this year.
Miz Helen says
What a great cookie that we will just love! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
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Cathy Kennedy says
LIsa, I’m visiting from “Inspire Me Monday”. Thank you for sharing this copy cat recipe. I saved it for a possible future baking project. My DH is a cookie monster and I’m sure he’ll love these. I know I will! Have an excellent day!
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Mary-the boondocks blog says
I’ve never had these before but after looking at your recipe would love to try them. Pinning!
Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend!
Whitney Mullennex says
How yummy! …And dangerous…haha. Thanks for sharing!
Oh man…I bet these are sinfully amazing! 🙂
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Save me some! These look awesome and easy to recreate. Love Girl Scout cookies but these are WAY better!
I love it and these are so much better for you. I am pinning to make. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great having you.
Lynda Hardy says
Oh, wow. I love Tag-a-longs and haven’t had them in years. Tucking this away to try. Thanks so much for sharing with Awesome Life Friday.