Oh, it's a great time of year. Those sweet little faces perched outside your grocery store pushing their tempting cookie treats. Never mind that I just bought four boxes. Sure, I'll take more. They freeze well! (We all know those cookies will barely make it out of my car, let alone into the freezer) This is the second year the Girl Scouts of Western Washington have sponsored a recipe contest featuring their tasty cookies. Local bloggers were asked to put on their thinking caps and come up with a recipe, savory or sweet, using their choice of cookie. Tagalongs are my absolute favorite Girl Scout Cookie. I knew I would have to use them in a recipe.
The great thing about this recipe is that once you mix together your ingredients, you can have cookies in 2 minutes. The cookies have a peanut butter base with the Tagalong cookies folded right in.
You can eat these hot off the waffle iron, or if you're feeling extra naughty, drizzle them with chocolate...and add more chopped Tagalongs. Drink with a glass of milk if it makes you feel better. I definitely recommend them for breakfast.
Tagalong Waffle Cookies
Makes about 20-24 cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup browned butter (read here for directions on browning butter if needed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped Tagalong cookies
Brown butter and set aside, allowing to cool. Once cool, combine with peanut butter, egg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Lastly, fold in chopped Tagalong cookies.
Preheat your waffle iron and coat with cooking spray. Drop batter by tablespoons about 1 inch apart. Cook for 1-2 minutes. (I removed mine at 1 1/2 minutes) Remove carefully with tongs and cool on wire rack. Repeat, repeat, repeat! Garnish with chocolate drizzle if desired. Store in air tight container.
For the chocolate drizzle, just melt about 3/4 cups chocolate chips in your microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Use a spoon to drizzle over cookies.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Girl Scouts to be selling their cookies starting March 1st. Head on over to the Girl Scouts Website to see the top 5 finalists starting February 19th. You can then vote on your favorite! I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! Thanks to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington for this fun contest opportunity!