Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on March 2, 2012

Delicious, Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies…copycat of the Samoa girl scout cookie!

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Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies...copycat of the girl scout samoas

Raise your hand if you enjoy Girl Scout Cookies? Yeah, mine are both in the air right now.

So last week I had a serious craving for some Girl Scout Cookies, specifically Samoas. I knew I had ordered several boxes, but they hadn’t arrived yet. I decided to take matters into my own hands.

See, not more than 24 hours earlier I bought a bag of Hershey’s Coconut Kisses. Using my trusty sugar cookie recipe, I made cookie cups and pushed the kiss into the center when they were done baking. Drizzle on some thickened caramel and chocolate, and add the toasted coconut. Voila!

Needless to say, the evening I made these our doorbell rang and sure enough our Girl Scout Cookies were delivered! (Shhhh, don’t tell but I like these better!! Could be because it makes about 4 dozen cookies)

I think you will enjoy these too, and they freeze nicely too!

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Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 48 cookie cups

Ingredients

    For the cookie:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cup flour
  • For the topping:
  • 48 Hershey kisses, coconut (or regular)
  • 1 cup sweeteened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup Hershey caramel topping
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • Instructions
  • To toast coconut, lay on baking sheet and place in 225 degree oven. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until toasted. Set aside to cool.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together several minutes. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract. Add in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Using hands, pinch off large tablespoons of dough. Press into tart pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Immediately press a hershey coconut kiss into center. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes before removing. I use non stick tart pans, if yours tend to stick spray with baking spray first.
  • In small bowl, mix caramel topping with flour. Set aside.
  • When cookies are cool, first drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle toasted coconut onto the caramel, pressing lightly. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Allow to set. I like these cookie cold, so I set them in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Instructions

  1. To toast coconut, lay on baking sheet and place in 225 degree oven. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until toasted. Set aside to cool.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together several minutes. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract. Add in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Using hands, pinch off large tablespoons of dough. Press into tart pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Immediately press a Hershey coconut kiss into center. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes before removing. I use non stick tart pans, if yours tend to stick spray with baking spray first.
  4. In small bowl, mix caramel topping with flour. Set aside.
  5. When cookies are cool, first drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle toasted coconut onto the caramel, pressing lightly. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Allow to set. I like these cookie cold, so I set them in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos March 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Oh my word…coconut kisses!?! Can’t wait to find some of those :) Your cookies look amazing!

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Something Swanky March 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

hershey kisses of any kind are my favorite ingredient ever!!!!

These look AWESOME– pinned!

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Jocelyn March 2, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I love those particular kisses….bet you didn’t know that with all the coconut I inhale:-) And stuffed into a sugar cookie…one word…AMAZING!!! Don’t freeze them…mail them to your coconut filled friend:-)

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Allison March 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I have to get my hands on a bag of those kisses. Your version looks so much better to me. Love a girlscout cookie but nothing beats homemade.

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Choc Chip Uru March 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

These look delicious – especially with your out of site photography :D
Look likemini macaroons almost!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Peanut Butter M&M Cookie For One

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Viviane Bauquet Farre March 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Delightful! The swirls were executed impeccably and the ingredients are to die for. You’ve concocted quite the treat here!

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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com March 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this…http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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Sally @ sally's baking addiction March 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

yum! i haven’t seen coconut hershey kisses around. or maybe i’m just being blind in the candy aisle! i LOVE samoas, so i think i’d be a huge fan of these too. creative recipe!

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Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy March 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Caramel coconut and chocolate… wonderful combination! Hope you have a wonderful friday and a relaxing weekend!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Ive seen those kisses but didn’t know what to do with..NOW I know! GREAT idea!

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Kiri W. March 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I love you. Marry me. Your dowery will be jars and jars of these ;)
I only moved to the U.S. at 23, and have discovered girl scoot cookies only after childhood, but I’ll kill for a samoa!

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Our Eating Habits March 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Those look delicious! Too bad we don’t have coconut Hershey Kisses here in Canada, in fact we only have one kind of Girl Scout cookie as well, so I have never tried Samoas, either!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I don’t know if I should admit this or not…but I’ve eaten almost a whole bag of those kisses in two days. I even bought two bags because I knew I’d do that and I still wanted to cook with some. :) These cookies…awesome!

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Steve @ the black peppercorn March 3, 2012 at 2:35 am

I have never seen coconut chocolate kisses before. They could definitely create some good dessert ideas! These look great.

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Chef in Training March 5, 2012 at 7:10 am

YUM! These look delicious! Great pictures and what a great recipe!

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Winnie March 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I think these are extremely cute and quite ronabtic!
It would be perfect to make for my other-half

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Not Your Ordinary Agent March 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I could eat this! :) Please come link up to Foodie Friday

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Jenn Erickson March 13, 2012 at 5:46 am

Mmmmm….they look completely amazing!

Thank you for linking up at Rook No. 17! Your link-up was one of the most viewed this week, so it’s one of tomorrow’s features!

Jenn

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Jodee Weiland March 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

These cookie cups look so delicious! The ingredients are some of my favorites for sure. I want to make some soon. Thanks for sharing!
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