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[Cookie Elf File #258] No-Bake Samoa Cookies: Just 6 Ingredients!
July 31, 2018
|Dear Cookie Elf reader,
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Just 6 ingredients and no stove needed for No-Bake Samoa Cookies - a knock-off of the classic Girl Scout cookie recipe. Enjoy!
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Feature: No-Bake Samoa Cookies: Just 6 Ingredients!
How did these caramel-coated, coconut-sprinkled, chocolate-drizzled yumsters get their name? There are at least two theories.
The first presumes the cookies are a namesake for the Polynesian island of Samoa. Its tropical climate ensures that coconut – one of the cookie’s ingredients that ensure its distinctive taste – is one of its top exports.
Another theory taps into the colloquial “S’More,” an abbreviation for “give me some more of those yummy caramel-coconut-chocolate delights.” But you and I both know that “S’More” is already well-represented in Cookiedom, and in fact the Girl Scouts birthed their own S’More Cookie so the name was already taken.
The Girl Scout version is molded in the shape of a ring. This super-easy no-bake cookie recipe is a series of layers. Pop the pan into the fridge when you’re done and then slice them in 20-30 minutes (if you can wait that long.)
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
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