Dish of the week: Pastry pro offers tasty play on Girl Scout cookie

(Credit: Giant Noise)
(Credit: Giant Noise)

They stand sentry at the entrance to Walgreen’s. You work with their marketing directors, err, parents. Or, you are their parents. From mid-January to late-February the Girl Scouts and their tempting cookies are unavoidable.

At the threat of heresy, I will go on the record here and say that I am not a fan of the beloved Thin Mints. My GS cookie preferences lean towards the Samoas, though I won’t turn down a cold Tagalong or an almost-stale Do-Si-Do. Heck, even the gluten-free Toffee-tastics are pretty swell.

One local pastry chef has draw inspiration from the outfitted sugar dealers to create this marvelous take on the Samoas.

The chocolate-dipped cookies are topped with a slightly salty miso-butterscotch caramel and flakes of toasted coconut. It is the perfect combination of gooey and creamy, with a hidden crunch.

MyStatesman.com subscribers click here to find out where you can get these artisan treats.

 

 

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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