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Homemade Tagalongs

I was thrilled when I got this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment. My blog is Searching for Dessert and I have a big sweet tooth so a blog that focuses mostly on sweets made me quite happy.

The downside of that was I had a harder time than usual in deciding what I wanted to make. I had originally gravitated to the Lime Meringue Bars, then the Pistachio Profiteroles caught my eye.

Ultimately I decided to make Tagalongs because they are my all time favorite Girl Scout Cookie. I did make a couple of changes to the recipe. I didn’t have a cutter quite as small as the one used in the original recipe so my cookies are slightly larger which means I didn’t get the 30 that Shannon did. I also double the amount of chocolate and added a bit of shortening for the coating because the first couple of cookies I coated didn’t turn out too well with just the melted chocolate.

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Homemade Tagalongs

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes
Author Micha M

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream

For the filling:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter no stir type
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

For the coating

  • 12 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate chopped or morsels
  • 2-3 teaspoons shortening

Instructions

  1. Cooking Directions

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Sift together the flour and salt.
  4. In 2 or 3 batches add the flour to the butter and sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl down as needed.
  5. Stir the vanilla and cream in until the dough just comes together.
  6. Divide into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness and cut with a small cookie cutter.
  8. Place cookies about an inch apart on parchment lined or cooking spray greased cookie sheets
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden around the edges.
  10. Cool for five minutes and make a small depression in the middle of each cookie using your thumb or the handle of a wooden spoon. Cool completely.

For the filling:

  1. Heat the peanut butter in a small sauce pan over medium low heat until melted.
  2. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Let the filling cool for about 15 minutes or until it has thickened.
  4. Place teaspoons of the filling into the depressions in the cookies.

For the coating:

  1. Melt the shortening and the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or a glass bowl placed over a simmering pan of water. Stir until combined.
  2. Place a cookie on the tines of a fork and pour spoonfuls of chocolate over the cookie scraping off any excess.
  3. Place coated cookie on a silicone liner, waxed paper or aluminum foil.
  4. Let set for two to three hours until chocolate has solidified.

Recipe Notes

Adapted fromSearch for Desserts

 

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Comments

  1. Yum! I love homemade versions of popular cookies. Tagalongs are delicious! They look great.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever had the original cookies, but these look fantastic. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  3. angelamroberts says:

    Growing up these were my total favorite. Would love these right now with some milk, Great for SRC.

  4. I think I could use a few of those in my life. Peanut butter and chocolate always make me happy.

  5. What a fun project, Micha! I love tagalongs, but there’s nothing like making a classic at home.

  6. How funny, I’ve never heard of Tagalong cookies before, but anything with peanut butter – I’d love!

  7. Yum – LOVE tagalongs! Yours look great.

  8. Oh my goodness gracious these look fabulous. These are my 2nd favorite girl scout cookie and the fact that they can be duplicated at home…. is just sinful … and perfect! 🙂

  9. Also my fav Girl Scout cookie! I’m going to have to give them a try when it cools down enough to think about baking. They don’t look terribly hard, either, although perhaps a bit time consuming…

  10. Yum! Can’t go wrong with a cookie with peanut butter and chocolate in it!

  11. Yum! I love Tagalogs too – your homemade version looks AMAZING! 🙂

  12. Also – I had your blog this month for SRC! I made your green-chile cornbread – it was SO GOOD! Thanks for a great recipe. 🙂

  13. Tagalongs are a favorite cookie of mine. I’ve never made them from scratch before but these make me want to make them!!

  14. Oh my goodness, these wouldn’t last but about 5 minutes in my house. I love to see all the homemade girl scout cookies, it means not having to wait for those super expensive boxes to come around every year. Great SRC Choice!

  15. I hope you enjoyed them. I really loved the Tagalongs when I made them 🙂

  16. Yum! Those are my favorite GS cookies too.

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