Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pudding Peanut Butter Tagalong Cookies

peanut butter, cookies, tagalongs

What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?  Is it Tagalongs?  Mine either.  Mine are by-far Thin Mints.  But the box of Thin Mints that I bought in December is looooong gone.  Which brings me to Tagalongs, my second favorite.  You guys know about my love affair with peanut butter.  So I came home from work one day and had been craving cookies.  I opened up the freezer and there they sat.

Truth be told, that’s where I like to keep Girl Scout Cookies.  They are just better frozen.  Agree?

OR are they better broken up into chunks and thrown into an amazingly moist peanut butter cookie dough with pudding in the mix?

Instant pudding mix makes baked goods melt in your mouth.  These cookies included.  They are fluffy and peanut buttery and then all of a sudden you get a bite of Girl Scout Cookie.  I’m in love with these.

You all know my friend Julie right?  (If you don’t, go meet her right now!)  Well we tend to be on the same wavelength about 97.982% of the time.  I returned home from the gym this morning to this tweet:

So I said:

This is what happens when your mind is in 18 different places at once. So why not make good out of an accident?

I’m sharing my lovely friend and her lovely Girl Scout Cookie Creation.  She used my fave: Thin Mints.  And she made them into a TRIFLE!  Ooh my heavens!

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Pudding Peanut Butter Tagalong Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Moist and chewy peanut butter cookies with a little surprise inside: Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies!


2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 package (3.4-ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout Cookies, broken into pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter and the sugars together. Add eggs, pudding mix and vanilla and mix until well-combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.

Stir in the cookie pieces by hand. Scoop tablespoon-sized dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Using the bottom of a glass cup, lightly flatten each cookie. They can be fairly close together; they will not spread during baking.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. The cookies will be lightly set on the outside while still soft in the middle. Cool on the baking sheet for 2-4 minutes and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Cassie's Notes:
Use any mix-in or other kind of Girl Scout cookie you have on hand.

If you prefer to leave out the peanut butter, this recipe can be easily adapted by replacing the 1/2 cup peanut butter with butter (use 1 cup butter total.)

Adapted from All Recipes



48 Responses to “Pudding Peanut Butter Tagalong Cookies”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 15, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    I love this 🙂 we are always on the same wavelength. You got tagalongs up today and I have thin mints. We’re a match-made in heaven, Cassie!! I would take your cookies and dip them in my trifle 🙂 these look and sound so good! And I love the fact you used pudding in them 🙂 I’m sure they’re moist and soft too, like you mentioned. Ugh, so delicious!!

  2. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 15, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Ok Cassie.. you are a genius. peanut butter, pudding, and tagalongs IN a cookie?? i’m in awe. totally bookmarking this. 🙂

  3. #
    Bev Weidner — March 15, 2012 @ 6:36 am

    I think my faves were….samoas? Is that what they were called? The ones with chocolate on the bottom and little stripes on top and coconut maybe? There was a HOLE in the middle. I remember that!

  4. #
    Kathryn — March 15, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    You guys are too funny! I had to google what tagalongs were but now I’ve seen them, I want them so bad! Why do I live in this stupid country? 😉

  5. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — March 15, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    AHHH Tagalongs aka my Kryptonite. I’m in love with these [puddingly fantastic] cookies…and I *love* the last shot of this post with the big ol’ piece of Girl Scout cookie on the bottom just waiting to be bitten into. 😉

  6. #
    Cookbook Queen — March 15, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I love all Girl Scout cookies…don’t make me choose!! I think that cookies with Girl Scout Cookies baked IN them might be my NEW favorite though!! These look great!!

  7. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 15, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    these sound amazing, cassie!

  8. #
    ErinCroutons — March 15, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    LOVE this Tagalong makeover! I’m already ready for a cookie and it’s only 9AM.

  9. #
    Cookin' Cowgirl — March 15, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    That is pretty funny! I have posted stuff on accident before, annoying! Anywho, I don’t think there is a wrong time to post something peanut buttery and chocolatey! YUM!!

  10. #
    DessertForTwo — March 15, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Y’all’s recipes both look delicious! 🙂

  11. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 15, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Those are my 2 favorite girl scout cookies, too, and in the same order:-) I need to finally try pudding cookies because these look delicious!

  12. #
    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — March 15, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    I keep my girl scout cookies in the freezer to keep myself from snarfing them all down in one sitting. The brain freeze slows me down.

    These cookies look absolutely delicious – and they must be positively mindblowing while still warm and melty!

  13. #
    Erin — March 15, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I am not a mint dessert person so tagalongs are my #1. I also keep them in the freezer! But that just prevents me from eating too many at once. And I love pudding in cookies, so adding the tagalongs is just superior.

  14. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 15, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I have not had my hands on a box of Girl Scout Cookies in sooo long but these recipes are making me want to find a box. And frozen? No way! I definitely need to grab a box and try them like that. These cookies looks so good! A few of these and a some milk would hit the spot right now! 🙂

  15. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — March 15, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I loved all the girl scout cookies. Thin mints, samoas, even those lemon ones that most people dismissed. You guys are like a perfect match today 🙂

  16. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 15, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Cassie, these cookies are fabulous! They look so perfectly chewy and delish. My favorites are Samoas even though I don’t like coconut much, but I can demolish a box far too quickly! 😉 Thanks for sharing, darlin!

  17. #
    Aggie — March 15, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I think tagalongs might be my fave, though I do love thin mints. Can you send me some of these please????? I’m a pb freak too. That last cookie pic is to die for 🙂

  18. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 15, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I love Tagalongs…and Samoas. And Thin Mints. These look fabulous!

  19. #
    Reem | Simply Reem — March 15, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    These are perfect Cassie…
    Chewy and dense just the way I like mine…

  20. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 15, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    These look so delicious!!!

  21. #
    Liz — March 15, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Oh, I have tons of GS cookies in our freezer…and plenty of Tagalongs! These look like a must try…my kids would love them! Off to check out the trifle 🙂

  22. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — March 15, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Cassie….these look fabulous! I have never used pudding in a cookie mix before….but I bet they are super moist! I just love tagalongs, too! : )

  23. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 15, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    These look so incredible and right up my alley! Tagalongs are probably my favorite and I love the idea of freezing them! My husband will love that these are soft and fluffy because of the pudding!

  24. #
    Ramona — March 15, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Pudding…cookies… chocolate.. peanut butter. Sign me up!!!!

  25. #
    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — March 15, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    The texture of these looks perfect! I also love Julie’s Thin Mint dessert. Great minds think alike 🙂

  26. #
    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — March 15, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Those are MY fave Girl Scout cookies… these look so amazing! Gracious you are not helping me stick to WW GirlFriend!!!! 🙂

  27. #
    Tracey — March 15, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I am SO bummed I didn’t get any Girl Scout cookies this year. I don’t have anyone to buy them from, so unless I happen to catch the kids at the grocery store selling them, I’m out of luck. Thin Mints are definitely my fave, but your cookies sound amazing too!

  28. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 15, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Tagalongs and Samoas are my fave and these cookies look sooo incredibly good! The pudding is an excellent addition!

  29. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 16, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    I’m seriously a sucker for girl scout cookies but I can’t believe I’ve never tried tagalongs before. I’ve definitely heard great stuff about them so I will have to track down one of those darling little girls in their cute little outfits and buy a couple of boxes. Once I devour a sleeve, I’ll head into the kitchen and make these cookies 🙂

  30. #
    katie — March 16, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    WOW–these look amazing. I’ve been brain storming ideas in ways I can incorporate girl scout cookies into a new recipe… Love this recipe… I can’t wait to try these.

  31. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 16, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Dare I say that these look even better than the real thing? You have done the impossible 🙂

  32. #
    Michelle — March 17, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    Oh my YUM!! That’s some seriously peanutty goodness you got going on there. WANT.

  33. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — March 17, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I didn’t get any GS cookies this year, so I may need to make some my self!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  34. #
    Krista — March 17, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    Just love these cookies! I always loved the tagalongs and the shortbread ones. I’m pretty sure I stayed in Girl Scouts just for the cookies.

  35. #
    kirby @ Maids — March 19, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Awesome cookie 🙂 you said it already, its my cure for my cookies craving hihih.. good post! thumbs up 🙂

  36. #
    Lacy @ NYCityEats — March 19, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I was commenting on your white chocolate pretzel blondies (mmmm! by the way!) and I saw this title and I just had to let you know that I’m sitting here salavating over your pictures. You picked my fav girl scout cookie – which I’ve been able to resist up until now! Holy cow these sound incredible!!

  37. #
    Maureen — March 20, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    I’ve never had a tagalong Girl Scout cookie but these look delicious!

  38. #
    Let Me Eat Cake — March 20, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    girlscout cookies are better frozen I’m in total agreement 🙂

  39. #
    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen. } — March 22, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Oh yes please! Since wr discovered last year that our son is allergic the peanut butter there have been serious withdrawals here. I bought Tagalongs. Then my husband and I ate the whole box one night after the kids went to bed. Ahhh!

  40. #
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut — June 12, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    I want some of those tagalong cookies! I just have thin mints…but I actually think they would be good in this recipe!!

  41. # — July 18, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    These look so yummy! My daughter will go crazy for this recipe.


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