tagalongs

When you have a craving for Girl Scout cookies but don’t have any in the house – make your own! I love this recipe for Tagalongs (formerly Peanut Butter Patties) and I know you will too. Best of all – when you make it yourself you can use organic, low fat, or low sugar alternatives to the basic ingredients if you’d like!

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Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powder sugar, sifted

Shortbread Cookie:

  • 3/4 pound salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Chocolate Coating:

  • 1 lb. Milk Chocolate for candy dipping

 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Start by making the dough for the cookies.  Using a paddle attachment on a mixer, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt if wanted, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. If your dough is a little dry try adding 1 Tbsp. of water at a time until the dough comes together.  Roll dough into a ball and wrap in plastic, chill for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool room temperature.

 

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • While Cookies are baking start the peanut butter filling.   In a small mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter and powder sugar until it’s completely blended and no sugar can be seen.
  • On a cooking sheet, lay wax paper or grease the pan with cooking spray. Place ½ tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture on the prepared pan. I used a cookie dough scooper and it worked great.
  • Once Cookies are cool use a spatula, remove the peanut butter from the pan. Place 1 ball in the middle of the shortbread cookie and use a butter knife to spread the peanut butter around the cookie. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls and cookies.

 

Chocolate Coating:

  • Melt Chocolate coating according to package. Once melted use a fork to dip the cookies into the chocolate.  
  • Allow the excess chocolate to drip off the cookies and transferred to wax paper to allow cookie coating to harden.
  • Enjoy!

 

Our family agrees these taste JUST like the Girl Scout Cookies…maybe even better!

 

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