May 8, 2010

Carmel DeLites

Just now as my kids are looking over my shoulder, my 5-year-old saw the pictures and put on her cookie-monster voice and boomed: MAKE MORE OF THOSE COOKIES!!  I'll have to agree - these were yummy!  I don't really like too many boughten cookies - but Carmel DeLites are unbelieveably delicious - Girls Scouts don't have to seek me, I look for them.  So when I saw this recipe at Welcome to the Good Life I had to run out and buy some coconut and carmels asquick as I could.  She found the recipe at Baking Bites - - check out both sites for different pictures.  And on to my pictures:
It called for using a knife (too hard) or a large straw (didn't have) to cut the inner circles - I dug through my kitchen for something circle-shaped and ended up using a frosting tip.
 
I've never toasted coconut before, but it wasn't hard - just spread it out and stir it every few minutes - I baked it for 20 minutes but it was probably a couple of minutes too long.
I don't have any pics of the spreading carmel-coconut goo on the tops of the cookies - it was a sticky mess, and I had to reheat it a couple of times.  Then after I spread the top goo on, let it cool.

I think I rolled my cookie part a little to thin, so make yours thicker than pictured below.  I took the cookie and dipped it directly in the melted chocolate chips - seemed easier than trying to spread chocolate with a knife. 
Then set it chocolate-side down on wax paper to make the bottom smooth without sticking to a surface.  Then take your leftover chocolate and spoon it into a plastic bag - cut the corners and then drizzle chocolate lines across the top - I think my corner cut was a little too big because my lines are thick - oh well. 
Then, with children hoovering, I needed to speed up the cooling/chocolate hardening process, so I stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes.  And then passed them around - YUm!
When my toddler saw the fun he was missing, he came running into the kitchen carrying a stool - I grabbed the camera just in time to capture him sneaking his share:
So do you need to bring treats to something this weekend?  Try these!!  They're a little time consuming, but not hard - you can do it!  If you make them, let me know what you think...

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18 Fabulous Comments:

thank you thank you! These are my absolute favorite cookies ever (not just favorite girl scout cookies) I hate that you can only get them once a year, and not at all where I live. Oh, and too big snip in the bag = more chocolate on the cookie, so you're fine!

Great minds think alike! I just made my first batch this week to go on top of a cake....a little overboard is my style. I'm posting on Monday, but I'll try out this version my next go round!

these look amazing my mouth is totally watering!!

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Those look sooo good! Definitley going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing:)

Oh my, those look so good! My mouth is watering thinking about them.

I'm over from Twee Poppets and am now a new follower of yours.

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Those look so tasty. I have made a very similar version but as a bar cookie. I am following from tag along tuesdsay. Have a great day.

Wow, I'm hungry now!!!

Following along from twee poppets :)

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Oooh Yummy!I am follower!
Came from TTA!

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wow those cookies are sure yummy,would love to have some and What a beautiful Blog you have here, I love all the wonderful ideas
I am hopping in from Tuesday Tag Along Blog hop. I am your follower now.
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Have a great day,

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Hello, I'm just visiting from Tues. Tag Along, I'm already a follower!

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Hello. I found your blog via Tuesday Tag-Along and decided to follow. I hope you will come check out my blog and maybe become a follower http://traci66.blogspot.com Check out my giveaways while your there if you get a chance. Have a Terrific Tuesday.These are looking yummy.

Yum! I found you on TTA but am already a follower. :o) Love your blog!

Hey there!

I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along! I hope you'll stop by and follow me too!

And btw, these look soo delicious! I'm not a big coconut fan, but still, whew!

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I cannot wait to try this recipe! They must be delicious! Thanks so much for linking to my party!
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Marissa made these today and they were fabulous!! I'm thinking this would be a great recipe for the treat exchange in December.

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