Homemade Tagalong Cookies

Prep 25 mins
Cook 11 mins
Add'l 20 mins
Total 56 mins

Tagalongs are classic Girl Scout Cookies, and now you can make them on your own! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, these chocolate peanut butter cookies are not to be missed.

Half of a Tagalongs Cookie Balanced on the Rim of a Glass of Milk

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs Edition

Why don’t those little bitches Girl Scouts sell cookies year round? Seriously? They are like cookie drug dealers. They are EVERYWHERE for a month. At the grocery store pushing their product when you go in and out. At your door batting their adorable little eyes and pushing even more cookies on you. They get you hooked…and then they disappear for a year. It’s incredibly wrong and totally unfair. I was seriously considering buying a box of Tagalongs on Ebay until I did a quick little google search to find that I can actually make my own!

So I did. And let me tell you, I think I might be able to avoid buying a box or thirty next year. These were the perfect substitute for the Girl Scout version of Tagalongs cookies, and they really didn’t take much time at all to make. Plus, I bet you already have everything you need in your kitchen! Now if someone can come up with a serious replacement for Thin Mints, I might just cry.

Three Homemade Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tagalongs Cookies on a White Plate

Yield: 36

Homemade Tagalong Cookies

Three Homemade Chocolate and Peanut Butter Girl Scout Cookies on a White Plate

Tagalongs are classic Girl Scout Cookies, and now you can make them on your own! If you've got a sweet tooth, these chocolate peanut butter cookies are not to be missed.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (natural or regular)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • generous pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Coating

  • about 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz cocoa butter OR 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt at a low speed, followed by the vanilla and milk. The dough should come together into a soft ball.
  3. Take a tablespoon full of dough and flatten it into a disc about 1/4-inch thick. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Cookies will not spread too much, so you can arrange them fairly closely together.
  4. Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes, until bottoms and the edges are lightly browned and cookies are set.
  5. Immediately after removing cookies from the oven, use your thumb or a small spoon to make a depression in the center of each cookie. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. To make filling, whisk together peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, salt and vanilla in a small microwave-safe bowl. When the mixture has come together, heat it in the microwave (in short intervals, stirring frequently), until it is soft. Working carefully with the warm filling, transfer it to a pastry bag (or plastic bag with the tip cut off) and pipe a generous dome of the filling into each cookie’s “thumbprint”.
  7. Chill filled cookies for 20-30 minutes, or until the peanut butter is firm.
  8. Melt the chocolate and cocoa butter in a small, heat-resistant bowl placed over a small saucepan filled with simmering (not boiling) water.
  9. Dip chilled cookies into chocolate, let excess drip off, and place on a sheet of parchment paper to set.

Notes

As seen on Love & Olive Oil originally from Baking Bites

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

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45 Responses
  1. Jennifer

    Girl Scout Thin Mint copy cat recipe… I’ve made these several times and they are a good substitute for Thin Mints…

    All you need are Ritz Crackers, Chocolate Chips, and mint extract.

    Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave per package directions (or double boiler, or however you usually melt chocolate). Add about 1/4 tsp mint extract (I’ve used peppermint and mint, both are good). Dip crackers and place on waxed paper til the chocolate sets.

    They are a great substitute and very easy to make! Hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I do!

  2. Madeline

    YES! Girl Scout Cookie season comes and goes WAY too fast for my liking. Tagalongs are my absolute favorite. I’m not ashamed to say that I buy about 6 boxes when they come on sale. The problem is not eating them all at once. I have to hide them from myself…

    I can’t wait to try these out!

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