Homemade Tagalongs

Sorryi’mnotsorry Girl Scout’s, but these are WAY better than yours.

Not only are they delightfully crispy, buttery, chocolate-y, and peanut buttery, but they’re much less… fake tasting. Plus, they’re twice as big.

Homemade Tagalongs:
Makes 18 cookies

2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Once combined, beat in the flour 1/2 cup at a time until it forms a crumbly and tough mixture. Use a small ice cream scooper (about a tablespoon) and roll the portioned dough unto a ball and flatten with your palm on a greased baking sheet and repeat. Poke multiple holes in each one with a toothpick. Bake for 25 minutes then let cool completely.

Peanut Butter:
1 1/4 cup unsalted or lightly salted roasted peanuts
1/4 cup plus 1 tbs confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp canola oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all the above in a food processor for about 5 minutes or until it’s creamy. Scrape down the sides if needed. Spread on the cookie, on the edges and all.

Chocolate Coating:
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Put a some water in a pot with a glass bowl over it. Bring the water to a boil and stir the chocolate until just melted. Take off the heat, and use a spoon or small spatula to carefully spread over the peanut butter being careful not to rip the peanut butter off. Push the chocolate up against the sides as well. When the cookie is fully coated, place on wax paper and repeat with all the other cookies. Place in fridge for 30+ minutes or until hardened and serve cold so the chocolate doesn’t melt.


I beat you at your own game.

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  1. Yum! I might try to remake these, vegan style. It wouldn’t be too hard–just subbing out the butter for earth balance. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)

     /  April 1, 2012

    MMMMMM I’ve been thinking how much BETTER they would be homemade. 🙂

  3. A Tablespoon of Liz

     /  April 1, 2012

    YUM! Everytime I see a recipe for homemade girl scout cookies I freak out. I feel like I can stick it to the girl scouts because now I can make their cookies even when they’re not ‘in season” These look amazing, Tagalongs are one of my favorite girl scout cookies!

    • Mine too! And I would never think about making my own before blogging. I actually prefer to make my own now because they taste so much tastier!

  4. my dad lovessss tagalongs! i shall make these for him 🙂

  5. These look perfect – love your cross section shot 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. Julia

     /  April 2, 2012

    I got to try one of these & it was the best cookie ever! Thanks Chloe!

  7. these are one of my favorites! they are absolutely perfect! 🙂

  8. These are among my favorite GS cookies… along with samoas of course 🙂 Excellent recipe as usual lady!

  9. I think I’m in love with you….Oh wait, nope, I’m in love with this recipe 🙂 THANK YOU!

  10. Umm yum? Why are you so good at creating things I just want to eat instantly!? 😛

  11. I am not a huge fan of girlscout cookies because i just don’t really like cookies unless they are homemade but i would DEVOUR these..you are seriously a genius!

  12. You win for figuring this out. I’ve always called theme peanut butter patties, but either way they’re amazing and I love them.

    • Haha thanks. I’ve never heard anyone call them that. And yes, you can’t go wrong with peanut butter + chocolate in a cookie. You just can’t.


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