These were always my family’s favorite Girl Scout cookies. We had to buy like 4 boxes of them and they were gone in a matter of days. I got this recipe from the cookbook Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I made a couple of changes to accommodate what I had on hand. The recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but I used Whole Wheat Instead and I did not have coconut oil so I used Safflower Oil. They turned out so delicious and so similar to the real thing.
Lazy Vegan Samoas
Ingredients:2 Cups Grated Unsweetened Coconut1/3 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil (or any neutral tasting oil; safflower,vegetable, etc.)3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar1/3 Cup Nondairy Milk1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour1/4 tsp Baking Soda1/2 tsp Sea SaltChocolate Coating:1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or neutral oil again)*Preheat oven to 350 degrees*Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper*Toast coconut on stove in a large skillet over med-low heat. Stir occasionally and toast until light golden brown. (8-10 minutes) Remove from heat and stir occasionally as it cools.*In a large mixing bowl combine oil, sugar, milk, flax, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix to form thick bater. Fold in Coconut.*Scoop onto baking sheet about 1 Tbsp at a time, 2 inches apart. (They will rise a little)*Flatten each cookie with the back of a measuring cup or your fingers. Use your fingertip to make a small hole in the center of each cookie.*Bake for 8 minutes until edges are golden*Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer onto a cutting board or cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
*While they are cooling, melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. (I use a pot with a couple of inches of boiling water and a metal mixing bowl on top)*Stir continuously until all chips are melted. Next add oil and stir.*Let cool for 5 minutes to thicken slightly. Dip cookie bottoms in chocolate then place on wax paper. Once all bottoms are covered use a fork to drizzle remaining chocolate over cookies. Place in refrigerator and let cool for about 30 minutes to firm the chocolate.*Store cookies in a loosely covered container in a very cool place.