Step 5: Top them cookies

Using a knife, an offset spatula, or whatever device floats your boat, spread the caramel mixture on top of your cookies.  Be generous.

Some of your cookies may not be structurally sound enough to support the force of having caramel and coconut applied to them.  My guess is not enough baking time.  Do not abandon these cookies, dear friends!  Remember, they started out life as delicious shortbread.  They can remain in your life as the cookies you secretly eat when no one's watching!  Or as  your "test" cookies to try out different ratios of toppings!  These broken cookies are a blessing.
I would suggest filling a zip lock bag with a big enough size opening at the bottom of the bag to pipe the coconut-caramel goodness onto them. Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout Cookie!
<p>Great suggestion - thanks!</p>
Being that im samoan! These are my favorite cookies.. :)
I used the centers from my cookie centers to make mini cookies. They look a lot like your bon-bons, they just have the mini circle bases. Next time I make them, I will probably not make the cut out and work with the whole cookie. <br> Yum. Thanks for the recipe.
oooh I like these cookies
Can't wait to try this! About how many cookies does it yield?
I made a big one using a bowl and a cup to cut out the shape
That is fantastic! How long did you bake it?
I don't remember the exact time, I just kinda kept my eye on it
My favorite
my favorite! yum yum
I did it! Personally it took about 5 hours to make but, in the end the taste really turned out!
Amazing!!! Good for you! It is super time-consuming the first time, but I'm happy to hear you thought it was worth the effort.
i really need to try these because i love cooking!!!!
Will the cookies still turn out well if I don't cut a small hole in the middle and just leave it as one whole cookie? Would I have to change any baking time or temp?
Should be fine!
Great instructable I can't wait to eat These I am addicted to caramel delights so I will love them <br>
Hey, I'm using the caramel/toasted coconut mixture from this recipe to replace the caramel in a batch of Igor bars. (I was dared to see how much awesome I could cram into them.) Any chance you could give me a hint on the best caramel to coconut ratio?
yummie!! :-) These look awesome!
&quot;Better than the real thing&quot; is not a brag. These are!<br>Lorna Doone shortbread cookies are an easy shortcut for the time crunched. You'll need two packages for this amount of topping.<br>Great Instructible!
These look pretty yummy, too. I may make some for my daughter, who loved them, but can't eat them because of a severe corn allergy. If I make my own caramel &amp; use unsweetened coconut, she would be able to eat them! So thank you again!
You should be able to heat the caramel in a double-boiler (if you don't own one, put a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan with water in the pan) and heat, as described above, until the caramel is melted &amp; smooth.
Hey, thanks. I made these and everyone loved them. They were a huge hit! Thanks again!
Ohh haha gotcha thanks, man I can't believe I missed that. I was skimming around.
I was wondering, did you make the dough or did you get it from somewhere? If you did make it, i was wondering what the recipe was?<br>
The ingredients are listed in Step 1, along with a link to the instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Trefoils-Shortbread-Recipe/
a question: did you have any trouble getting the coconut/caramel mixture to stick to the cookies?? i'm not sure if the mixture wasn't hot enough or what, but i had a hard time getting it to stick.
I had the same problem, so I put the whole lot (coconut mixed in) back in the microwave and zapped it again. Then it was too hot to stick, but I quickly found where it worked. Plus on some of them where it wasn't sticking well, I just went with it and left it. When I finished, I put a piece of waxed paper on my hand and pressed lightly on the misbehaving ones. All was good by morning.
fantastic ible! i can't wait to make these for a special someone.
I never even knew Werther's made CHEWY caramels. And these are my favorite girl scout cookies, and I don't even know anyone with kids anymore! All mine are grown. I will have to save this recipe and maybe make these this weekend.
I could only find sweetened coconut at my grocery store, will it make a large difference in flavor?
Funny thing, I have a link to your account on my desktop that says &quot;best instructable auther ever&quot;
Aww. That's gotta be like my favorite comment ever!
is 15-oz caramels 15 ounces of caramel?
ahh just yesterday i saw the girlscouts at the walmart asking me if i wanted to buy some but i had to decline because im allergic. However i have a g-Free shortbread recipie i can use and everything else is edible Thanks so much youve made my day.
This is delicious! <br> <br>Though I must confess I was making them for a party, was running seriously short on time and having trouble getting the chocolate to stay attached to the cookie bottoms. <br> <br>After snacking on too many that just weren't behaving, I &quot;gave up&quot; tossed the completed cookies and the rest of the bits and pieces into a 9x13 pan poured a can of condensed milk over it all and baked it at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes while I got ready for the party, then cut them into bite sized chunks. <br> <br>Everyone raved about them! <br> <br>The flavor profile is the same as the Girl Scout Samoa, so if you want a Samoa and esthetics aren't an issue, it makes an amazing bar cookie!
After making these cookies, I suggest making some vanilla/caramel Ice cream. Chope the cookies up and mix into the partially melted IC. Than let it freeze again and enjoy. Very good combination, yet adds to the fatty feelings! lol<br>
These look so wonderful!! :O<br><br>I never knew the name of these cookies...<br>I will be trying these!!<br>
Are there any tips for making the topping without a microwave? I don't have one and I don't want to make a giant mess with my pots and pans on the stove...
Cleaning up caramels is actually pretty easy. They dissolve so easily with hot water!
This is about to make me sound horrible, but I found this just in time.<br>My family has a &quot;holiday&quot; on February15th called &quot;deep fried food day&quot;. (awful I know). Once a year we get our family together and break out the deep fryer. Now I don't know about you, but I am pretty curious about deep fried Samoas.. Thank you!
that sounds amazing my friends and i have fat kid night where we eat all fried food and yes even the cheese paper
I can't wait to show you all how it comes out! Almost two whole weeks I have to wait though.
Please adopt me.
Please do share your results! (and I'm talking picture here)
Yes, please do share. I will be checking back eagerly
Ooh, Samoas are my favorite!<br /><br />And I love the bonbon version - waste not, want more indeed.
I must confess. I made a whole batch of just the bonbon version. It's insane! My husband is about to hire a parade in my honor :P

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