So I’m sitting here, boiling to death because I am baking pie after pie for tomorrow’s feast. Because we have a bi-level home, my husband is cold in the family room downstairs so he insists on having the heat on, and because heat rises I’m sweating upstairs. The kitchen is u-shaped, so there’s nowhere for the heat to go. So even though it’s 27 degrees outside, I have the kitchen window open in an effort to keep my sanity. it also helps that I am downing a Samuel Adams. ;)
So I figured, while I wait the last 40 minutes for the pumpkin pie I will go ahead and post about the Mock Somoas I made. I found the recipe on Once Upon a Plate, she found it at Baking Bites. no matter where it came from, it’s definitely GOOD. It’s also kind of a pain. The caramel coconut topping was not spreadable and I really had to work at manipulating it onto the cookies. So I had the bright idea of adding some more caramel to it and tossed it in the microwave. Mistake. Don’t do this. it made it harder to work with. GROAN.
So I don’t know if I will go through the hassle of making the cookies again (let’s say I won’t put the Girl Scouts out of business) BUT I think I will try making these into bar cookies instead. They would be fabulous that way and a lot easier!
If you would like to try these for yourself, here is the recipe :) They were gobbled up and everyone LOVED them! Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
DISCLAIMER: Just in case any well meaning posting women decide to ridicule me for not supporting girl scouts by giving out this recipe (like someone did to Mari at Once Upon a Plate) I will state for the record that I buy Girl Scout cookies EVERY YEAR without fail. I was a GS leader and my daughter was in GS’s for several years. If Girl Scouts sold their cookies year round, us bloggers wouldn’t have to try this recipe for ourselves. LOL
Oh quick note, instead of the wrapped caramels, Kraft now makes these nifty caramel bits! They worked great and are far too good, I kept tossing them in my mouth LOL
Recipe credit: Nicole @ Baking Bites,
See Nicole’s Original Recipe here: