Saturday, April 21, 2012

Homemade Do-Si-Dos

Girl Scout cookie season is a season I look forward to most of all. 

I love when the girls come door to door selling them or a friend's daughter and family members come running to me, knowing full well that their child will make their quota on me and me alone. It's also the only time I would fork out $5 for a box of cookies.

Unfortunately in Canada, they don't have the delectable selection they do back home. USA has 12. Canada has 3. I guess that could be a good thing in my case. Cookie addicts, like myself, do not need any more reason to eat their weight in them.

I had a hankering for some of my most favorite Girl Scout Cookies. The Do-si-dos. Since they aren't available here , I took matters into my own hands and made some. 

These are a very nice substitute and just as dangerous. 

To body parts everywhere.


1 pouch (454g) oatmeal cookie mix
½ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

¾ cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar

To make cookies:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats.

In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, egg and water. Beat until all ingredients are well combined. Slowly add cookie mix and mix until incorporated.

Using an ice cream scoop with a retractable mechanism, scoop out dough and place on tray.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for several minutes and transfer cookie onto a wire rack.

To make filling:

In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until well blended. For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1 tablespoon filling on the underside of 1 cookie. Top with another. Press together lightly, twisting slightly. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Yields: 12 sandwich cookies.

Happy Baking!