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Feb212011

Scouting Sweetness: Homemade Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies for Serious Eats

Once upon a time, Girl Scout Cookies were made by hand, by actual Girl Scouts. They were then sold door to door to teach the girls lessons about marketing and goal-setting.

These days, while the aim is still true—the proceeds go to a good cause—the Tagalongs*, Thin Mints, and Samoas are made commercially, making for confections that arguably fall into "don't confuse the experience with the product" territory.

The solution? Do buy cookies from those earnest young Scouts. But also make a batch of your own for a delicious home-baked treat. Start with these Tagalongs: slightly fatter and more substantial than the Scout version, you'll enjoy each chocolatey, peanut buttery, shortbready bite.

Not into Tagalongs? More of a Thin Mints fan? Make Thin Mints instead »

* In some regions, Tagalongs are packaged under the name "Peanut Butter Patty." Different licensed bakeries that supply the Girl Scouts call the same cookies different names. Wiki up on it here.

For more lore, and the recipe, visit Serious Eats!

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Reader Comments (4)

Tagalongs and Samoas are definitely my favorites. I can't wait to make these cookies.
February 21 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
O.M.G. I am in SERIOUS trouble... this is my most favorite cookie EVER and now I can have it ANY TIME I WANT IT.
February 21 | Unregistered Commentermary faybik
I got so excited when I saw this!! I can't wait to make my favorite girl scout cookie at home :)
February 21 | Unregistered CommenterAllix
Made them and loved them! I ended up needing a lot more chocolate coating, but didn't feel like I was excessively coating the cookies either. This may be Blasphemy being a former Girl Scout, but I think I prefer the homemade to the real thing!
February 23 | Unregistered CommenterErin

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