Homemade Do Si Dos Girl Scout Cookies (Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies)


 

My name is Crystal & I have a problem when it comes to Girl Scout cookies.

When they go on sale, I’ll buy quite a few boxes (ok, maybe more than quite a few) in all hopes of being able to freeze them for later.  But, it never happens.  I end up inhaling them all in a very short amount of time. And, I don’t share with my husband or my kids.  Instead, I hide them & then excuse myself to indulge all by myself.  I know, I’m selfish. But that’s ok.  I cook every night.  I can indulge in a box of girl scout cookies or ten.  Right?

But since I never am able to save enough for the freezer, you know I had to start making them at home so I could have them all year long – and maybe even save some for the rest of my family.  The do-si-dos are definitely one of my favorite girl scout cookies.  The peanut buttery goodness of them are almost addictive, and definitely on top of my ultimate cravings list.

Give me a tall glass of milk, a plate of these cookies, and a good chick flick on the tv – and that’s my kind of evening right there. The only thing that could make it even better is while I’m vegging out infront of the tv is for my husband & children to have aprons on and cleaning the house from top to bottom.  Yeah, I know – I’ve definitely crossed over to fantasy land now.

After you whip up the peanut butter filling, be very, a word of caution at this step. Once you get a taste of it – it’s quite hard to stop tasting it – and before you know it, you will have eaten half of it and not have enough to sandwich in between your cookies. If this happens to you, just remember – I warned you!

The frosting is so good, you may want to make up a double batch of it – you know, so you have enough to eat with a spoon.

Homemade Do Si Dos

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 12

Homemade Do Si Dos

Ingredients

  • For the cookies:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • For the filling:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.

Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.

 

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Authored by: Crystal Light Faulkner