It is that time again! Time for Girl Scout Cookies!! I used to be VERY excited about this time of year, now it is a sad reminder, but it doesnt have to be all sad though! I have found that making your own GF Girl Scout cookies is actually better because you get MORE! 🙂 You can make way more cookies than there are in those little boxes, that are pretty expensive I might add! And in my mind these are also alot healthier! 🙂 My first attempt at GF Girl Scout cookies was last year making these and they were good, but very very time consuming! This year, I tried Tagalongs. Tagalongs were my all time favorite! Thankfully these are really easy to make and taste pretty close to the original! I told Austin not to judge the way they look because im not a Girl Scout with a manufacturing plant that can have my cookies come out looking perfectly coated 🙂 So, just ignore the messiness of the chocolate coating and enjoy the cookie! 🙂
What you need: (Adapted from here )
*2 sticks Earth Balance Butter
*1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
*1 tsp vanilla
*1/2 tsp salt
*1/2 tsp xanthan gum
* 3 cups GF White Rice Flour
*1/2 cup peanut butter
*1/2 cup powdered sugar
*2 cups DF chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
1.) Make the cookies-mix together the butter and sugar. Add in egg and mix. Now add in the vanilla and continue to mix. Next add in salt, xanthan gum, and flour. Mix together until the dough begins to form. Shape the dough into a log and wrap and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.
2.) While the cookies are freezing you can make the filling. Mix together the peanut butter and the powder sugar. Boom, your done! Now wait for 25 more minutes until cookies are done freezing.
3.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and slice the cookies up into disks break and bake style and bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
4.) Let the cookies completely cool, and then press the peanut butter mix on top of each disk. Place in freezer for another 20 minutes to let peanut butter harden to cookie.
5.) Melt your chocolate chips and maybe add oil to make it a little bit more easy to dip and coat the cookies with chocolate. Place on parchment paper and freeze again until set.
ENJOY with some DF Almond Milk! 🙂