I waited to post these until after the wave of Girl Scout cookie salesladies had left their tables outside the grocery stores. I would not want to put a dent into their sales. Frankly, though, I can’t afford those ever shrinking lovely cookies, so I make my own. The three flavors that my family has loved since my own Brownie Scout days are Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints and Samoas.
I searched all over the internet for a recipe for these peanut butter oatmeal sandwich cookies. I found a few that sounded good, but none were just what I wanted, so I punted and came up with these. My family said they were better than any other peanut butter cookie I have ever made for them. One son, who didn’t know I was attempting a copycat recipe said, “These taste like those cookies you buy sometimes.” I didn’t even have to coach him!
1. Info for Homemade Do-Si-Dos (Girl Scout Cookies)
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Servings: 36
- Calories: 520 kcal
2. Ingredients for Homemade Do-Si-Dos (Girl Scout Cookies)
- 2 cups flour
- 1½ cups oats
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powder sugar
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar.
- Add the eggs and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Drop by small teaspoon on an ungreased cookie sheet. (I used my very smallest ice cream scoop and still got over 3 dozen completed cookies).
- Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes (longer if they don’t look uniformly golden brown).
- Let cool on a wire rack.
- While the cookies are cooling, mix the filling ingredients together.
- Spread on the flat side of one cookie and top with the flat side of another. (Note: I went through all of the cookies and matched them up to make sure the tops and bottoms looked good together).