Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thor's sisters' Samoas

Because Paula and Melanie asked, the rest of you will be the lucky recipients of the recipe the girls came up with for Samoas. These were really good; even with only 4 people in the house who like coconut, they were gone in a day.


Shortbread base:

3/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and vanilla, then the flour and salt. Spread in a 13x9 pan, press chocolate chips to suit your preference into the top of the shortbread, and bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes, until light golden. Let the shortbread cool completely while preparing the topping.

7 ounce package coconut
12 ounces caramels
1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp milk

Cover a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper. Spread the coconut out on it, and toast at 300F for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes. When it's done, spray a glass bowl with baking spray, or grease with oil. Put the caramels, salt and milk in it, and microwave until completely melted, stirring every minute or so. Stir the coconut into the caramel mixture, and spread it on the shortbread quickly, before it hardens. Melt semi sweet chocolate or dark chocolate and drizzle over the top, or just press more chocolate chips into the top of the cookie bars. Let them cool and harden, then cut into strips and serve.

If you can save any overnight, my daughter testifies that they make a great breakfast with coffee.


Paula said...

Yum! I am printing this out to take to school ... there are a couple mom's who were just talking about this cookie and didn't know how to make them. Problem solved! Oh, and I guess I should break down and bake something for that guy I married. :-) Thanks!

imjacobsmom said...

I was hoping you would offer up the recipe! Thanks! I'm making these tonight! ~ Robyn

Christo Gonzales said...

I have always loved this cookie - my neighbor made them when I was a kid but I think she used sweetened condensed milk - does that sound familiar?

Femin Susan said...

How tasty! Thanks for sharing!
may god bless you !

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I'm glad they turned out great! I'd love to try one!

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grace said...

great breakfast, indeed! chocolate, coconut, and caramel--three of my favorite dessert ingredients. this is fantastic!!

Pam said...

I can't wait to make them - they sound PERFECT.

Your daughter looks just like you.

Tina in Wonderland said...

Oh, those look delicious! I'm defintely gonna try this recipe out. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)