Whether you know them as Samoas or Caramel deLites| these once-a-year treats are off limits if you’re following a vegan diet. The original recipe also contains hydrogenated oil| which isn’t something anyone really wants in a cookie. If you can’t shake the desire for these chewy| coconut-y gems| here’s an egg- and dairy-free alternative that’s also trans fat free.
The serving size is one cookie for this recipe| which is comparable in weight to the two-cookie serving of the real Girl Scout version. You end up saving 36 calories| one gram of fat| 5.5 carbs| and 2.5 grams of sugar. They taste amazingly like the actual Samoas but are thicker and chewier| and I actually prefer these over the boxed originals.
Shortbread cookie:1/2 cup Earth Balance Original1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon vanilla soy milk1 cup whole wheat flour1/8 teaspoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt
Coconut topping:2/3 cup sugar3 tablespoons Earth Balance1/2 cup vanilla soy milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup shredded coconut
Chocolate drizzle: 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips