That's right, bitches. No more mass produced, arrogant purple boxes. I don't like it when desserts play hard to get, and Girl Scout cookies have a reputation for doing exactly that. You know what? You can only make me wait for so long before I take matters into my own hands.
I found the recipe for homemade Samoas here. I made a few changes, which you should read, in case you try the recipe and run into the same issues I had.
*Toast the coconut while the cookie dough is chilling, this will cut your time in half.
*Shortbread is mostly butter, so don't feel bad if the dough melts while you're rolling it out. I kept sticking mine in the freezer to chill; make sure to cover it with plastic wrap if you do this. Also, I don't have a special Samoa cookie cutter, so I just used a wine glass and a spice jar top. Ghetto? Yup.
*Brush the cookies with caramel BEFORE creating the coconut/caramel mixture. This way you don't have to make another mess.
*I don't know what she was talking about when she said she used a fork to create the perfect chocolate lines on her cookies. My chocolate refused to cooperate, so I used a spoon and did each line individually.