Stealing from the Girl Scouts, Part 1

This week’s cookie choice explanation written as an equation:
a request for shortbread cookies + the arrival of Girl Scout cookie order forms = Classic Shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate

So another suggestion leads to another idea – recreating (as much as I can) Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scouts call their shortbread cookies with chocolate the Thanks-A-Lot™. I doubt they’ll be saying that once they find out I don’t work at Shaws anymore and won’t be buying a box every time they set up shop by the exit.

Original Source: Food Network 50 Holiday Cookies

2 sticks butter
1/4 granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
semisweet baking chocolate

Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until fluffy.
Step 1
Step 2

Whisk 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt.
Step 3

Stir into the butter mixture.
Step 4

Press into a buttered 8-inch square or 9-inch round tart pan.
Step 5

Score into wedges, strips, squares or diamonds with a fork, then chill 30 minutes.
Step 6

Bake about 1 hour at 300 degrees.
Step 7

Cool, then slice along the scored lines.
Step 8

Melt some baking chocolate and dip the cooled cookies.
Step 9a
Step 9b

Cool on parchment paper.
Step 10
Step 10b


I couldn’t find a good youtube video about shortbread cookies (what a surprise). So instead, some heavy metal Cookie Monster!


One response to “Stealing from the Girl Scouts, Part 1

  1. These were very good.. the recipe does not make a ton of cookies. Nice work on these 🙂

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