Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's that time of year...

...when Girl Scouts are out selling their scrumptious cookies!  I'm pretty bummed about not being able to indulge in my favorites... Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

It shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone that even remotely knows me that the Peanut Butter Patties are my all time fave though.  Because I don't have the opportunity to buy boxes from my students like I did when I taught or even as I exit the grocery store this year, I decided that now was the perfect time to put on my true Girl Scout hat and make due with what I have at my disposal in Korea.

A few months ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs and came across a post on how to make Tagalongs (AKA Peanut Butter Patties....Tagalongs was the name of the cookie when I was young...Talk about confusing people when they changed the name and you went to sell cookies the following year!).  When I saw it, I thought, "That's genius!  I can totally do that!"  And so I did.

It doesn't get much simpler than this!  3 ingredients!

After spreading peanut butter on one cracker, I dipped it at least halfway in the melted chocolate.

Then, I laid them on wax paper.  To help the chocolate harden, I opened a window (since it's cold outside), and set the cookies out on the table nearby.



Well I was being too impatient to wait much longer (AND I wanted to do the second half while the boys were napping which was going to be VERY soon!) for the chocolate to harden, I stuck the cookies in the freezer.  It worked like a charm--and was much faster!

Once the chocolate was hard, I dipped the other side in the chocolate, laid them back on the wax paper, and put them back in the freezer.

:)

When my hubby got home, he promptly popped one in his mouth and said they were really good (and he's always my taste tester ;) ), so I tried them and had to agree!  I love sharing my creations, so I'll be sending the rest of these babies to work with Talton tomorrow for his Korean coworkers to enjoy.  They went batty over the cookie dough balls I've made several times in the past for them, so I'm thinking the same will happen with these homemade cookies.


Although they turned out really yummy, nothing will ever be able to replace the real deals....my real favorite G.S. cookies.  So let me put this out there... I think someone should come on a surprise visit to Korea and bring along all 3 of my favorite G.S. cookies (and maybe some extras of each too because you know they freeze well!).  No?  You're right.... Just mailing the cookies to me would be cheaper, after all.  Just some food for thought, people.  ;)

In case you're interested in seeing this using two crackers as my inspiration, Jill, did on her blog, here you go: http://www.theothersideofthemoon2009.blogspot.kr/2012/11/homemade-tagalongs.html .  :)

1 comment:

  1. Kristi! I'm so glad you made them and loved them! And kuddos to you for sending them off to share. I wouldn't be able to get them out the door at my house! Aaron would definitely be guarding me at the door, making sure I didn't take them to give away! haha. :)

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