Baking Nostalgia: 22 Must-Try Copy-Cat Recipes of Girl Scout Classics

Whether Thin Mints are your fave or caramel, coconut and chocolate Samoas, we know that many of you crave Girl Scout cookies. We have recipes for copy-cat versions, as well as recipes using Girl Scout cookies to make fancier creations. Let your creativity soar! We have cookies, cakes, bars, pies, donuts, a trifle, cheesecakes – even fudge, milkshakes and a paleo cookie! And help out those Girl Scouts by buying a few boxes.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

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For all you Girls Scout Thin Mint fans, here is the best gluten-free version we have ever tasted! Get the recipe.

4-Ingredient Samoas Cookies

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These healthy 4-ingredient samoas cookies are so easy to make, nostalgic, and delicious! This copycat vegan girl scout cookie recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. Perfect for a sweet breakfast treat, afternoon snack, or dessert! Get the recipe.

Homemade Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies

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Homemade Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies! This is the perfect copycat Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie that is even better than the original! Perfect for cookie exchanges, picnics, and holiday parties! Get the recipe.

Girl Scout Cookies Lemon Cookies Recipe

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Are you ready for Girl Scout cookie season? This Girl Scout Cookies Lemon Cookies recipe lets you have those delicious lemony treats any time of year! Get the recipe.

Samoas Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

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This Samoas Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie has a shortbread crust filled with chocolate pastry cream and caramel toasted coconut pastry cream. Get the recipe.

Samoas Mascarpone Filled Layer Cake

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Like Girl Scout Cookie Samoas? You will absolutely love this Samoas Mascarpone Filled Layer Cake! A whole box of Samoas in the filling! Get the recipe.

Paleo Gluten Free Samoa Cookies

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These Paleo Gluten Free Samoa Cookies are so fun and festive.  In addition to being a healthier version of a classic, they’re filled with the best flavors and ingredients. The shortbread cookies are thin and crispy.  The homemade caramel is sweet and sticky.  Lastly, the chocolate drizzle is the perfect garnish. Get the recipe.

Copycat Tagalong

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Love the Girl Scout’s Tagalongs, but want them year-round? With this easy-to-make copycat Tagalong recipe, you can have the chocolate and peanut butter shortbread cookies at home any time you crave them! Get the recipe.

Do-Si-Do Copycat Recipe

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Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling are a Girl Scout Do-Si-Do copycat recipe! Oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling. Get the recipe.

Samoa Popcorn

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This amazing samoa popcorn has the same great flavors of Samoas cookies – homemade caramel popcorn packed full of toasted coconut, samoas cookies and all drizzled with chocolate. Perfection in every bite! Get the recipe.

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These Samoa Cookie Shooter Cocktails are the perfect grown-ups only treat using Girl Scout cookies. Here’s how to make them! Get the recipe.

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These Samoas Cookie Bars are melt-in-your mouth, magically delicious! They’re like famous Samoas cookies, but made super easy in a dessert bar. We think you’ll like these bars better than the original cookies. Get the recipe.

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These Girl Scout Cookie Donuts filled with girl scout cookies and cream cheese center and topped with rich chocolate glaze. Get the recipe.

Thin Mint Cupcakes

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These thin mint cupcakes pair perfect chocolate cupcakes with an easy mint buttercream frosting. Top each Girl Scout Cupcake with a cookie for the best chocolate mint dessert. Get the recipe.

Mint Chocolate Trifle

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This Mint Chocolate Trifle is a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat! An impressive dessert and easy recipe with your favorite flavor combinations! Get the recipe.

No-Bake Samoas Cheesecake Cups

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No-Bake Samoas Cheesecake Cups are the perfect dessert to serve when individual cheesecakes are too much work! A crunchy chocolate coconut caramel dream! Get the recipe.

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There is no doubt in my mind that one Girl Scout cookie reigns supreme…and that cookie is Samoas. Depending on where you live, you may know them by another name, Caramel Delites. This recipe is creamy vanilla fudge is stuffed with whole Samoas cookies, then topped with a caramel coconut mixture, and drizzled with chocolate. Get the recipe.

Samoas Brownies

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In the great debate of favorite Girl Scout cookies, mine has always been Samoas (or Caramel DeLites, depending on where the cookies are coming from). These Samoas Brownies are inspired by the Girl Scout classic – a rich chocolate brownie topped with a thick layer of caramel and coconut. Finished with the traditional drizzle of melted chocolate, just like their cookie namesake. Get the recipe.

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Featuring your favorite Girl Scout Samoa cookies blended with ice cream then topped with chocolate, caramel, and toasted coconut, this Samoa Cookie Milkshake is what dreams are made of. This decadent but easy milkshake recipe comes together in just 5 minutes and it’s amazing. Get the recipe.

Trios (Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Oat) Bundt Cake

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A tender Bundt cake recipe with oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter, made gluten-free, just like the new-this-year Trio Girl Scout cookies. Get the recipe.

No-Bake Samoa Cheesecake

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This No-Bake Samoa Cheesecake is a light and fluffy caramel cheesecake in an Oreo crust packed with toasted coconut, shortbread cookies, and a caramel and chocolate swirl. And, of course, your favorite Samoa Girl Scout cookies to top it off! Get the recipe.

Homemade Tagalong Cookies

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Homemade Tagalong Cookies are made completely from scratch with a crispy cookie base, a salty peanut butter filling, and chocolate coating. Don’t wait for Girl Scout Cookie season, you can make these year-round. Get the recipe.

Why Are Girl Scout Cookies So Beloved?

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And if you have ever wondered about the fascination with Girl Scout cookies, check out our article Why Are Girl Scout Cookies So Beloved?

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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