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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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