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When I was in third grade, I had the chance to join the Brownies. The group snuggled right in between the Daisy’s and Girl Scouts. To this day, I still have my sash that is all decked out with badges. My time in that group was short but sweet and left me with some fun memories.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
I never sold Girl Scout cookies, nor have I even eaten very many of them but this recipe was created and inspired for my friend Lyn. I can’t even say that this recipe tastes just like the Girl Scout cookies known as Somoas. But I can tell you that it tastes heavenly. Firm and chewy cookies, layered with a rich coconut and caramel, then dunked in shredded coconut, and to top it off… laced with a dark chocolaty drizzle. Ah simply a bit of heaven.
I did a little homework on what ingredients the Girl Scouts use in making their Somoa cookies (AKA Caramel deLights) and I have to say that it was a sad discovery. I wish part of their service to the world could include making a healthier cookies for consumers and supporters. This is what I found: INGREDIENTS ~ Sugar, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated palm kernel and/or cottonseed oil, soybean and palm oil), enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin b2], folic acid), corn syrup, coconut, sweetened condensed milk (condensed milk, sugar), contains two percent or less of sorbitol, cocoa, glycerin, invert sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, cornstarch, salt, caramelized sugar, dextrose, soy lecithin, carrageenan, leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), natural and artificial flavors.
As you scroll down through the ingredients and preparation steps for this recipe, it might seem daunting. Trust me, it isn’t. I just did my best to be as detailed as possible while walking you through the steps. So, give it a quick read and you will find that in the end, they are quite easy to make. :) Enjoy.
Caramel & coconut layer:
Caramel & coconut layer:
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