Well thanks everyone for the amazing suggestions from last week’s post! One of the best suggestions was to try a Samoas Cupcake recipe. My eyes brightened when I saw the suggestion and I quickly started my blog search for cupcake #23.
Well search no further, I have found the answer to your Girl Scout dreams. You no longer have to wait for the February/March delivery of your favorite cookies. Now you can make them year round in the form of a yummy cupcake.
I was a girl scout leader the past 8 years. I was blessed to be the leader for both Rebecca and Emily’s troops. We camped, crafted, sang, and sold cookies. And my favorite cookies remain Thin Mints (frozen) and Samoas.
Samoas are just ridiculously delicious. Cookie + caramel + chocolate + coconut = yummy. This is a real mathematical equation friends. Perhaps the only math equation that matters!
I found this recipe from LaChelle of Sugar Duchess. I have a feeling that I’m going to be spending a lot of time on Google Reader sifting through her creations. Her baked goods ooze with southern type comfort. She says that there is nothing too fancy on her site, which is perfect for me and my baked goods.
Jeff helped me make these cupcakes and the recipe was extremely easy to follow. The caramel icing was really fun to make and Jeff is really happy with how HIS frosting turned out.
2 funny moments when making this cupcake-
First, I couldn’t find my bottles I use to pour the chocolate over the caramel so I used my daughter’s medicine syringe and filled it up with chocolate syrup. Oh yes I did and it worked like a charm! After I was done making the cupcakes, I filled it with chocolate and let Sam go to town. Chocolate is indeed the best medicine.
Last, I’ve been baking like crazy getting ready for tomorrow’s 1st annual Meyerson cupcake and lemonade stand for charity. I’ve made 250 cupcakes but I forgot to take the pictures of the Samoas cupcake and the sun was almost gone. So I dashed these cupcakes out to the driveway, was laying on the ground on my stomach trying to get a decent picture.
My neighbor came out of the house and asked if I was ok. I explained what I was doing. She said, “Well turn your kitchen light on and use your flash!” I tried to explain that I don’t use a flash, but she slightly grinned and walked back into her house with that look. You know that look where someone smiles but you know they are walking away thinking, “Boy, she is just a little strange.” I definitely got that look.
Also, the winner of the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book is…
Katie K. ! – Congratulations Katie! Email me at jenny (at) jennymeyerson.com and I will get your new cookbook out to you. Sounds like you and your boys have been baking a lot! Enjoy!
Blessings sweet friends – Jenny
If you are new to my site, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve joined me on my 52 cupcake journey.
Story of the 52 cupcakes:
I am making 52 cupcakes this year in honor of my chemotherapy buddy. When we were undergoing chemotherapy, people would bring cupcakes and other treats to the chemotherapy “lounge”. We would smile, laugh, and talk about how we were so nauseous and that all we could eat was saltine crackers and Sprite. We were glad that our family and friends were comforted by them though.
My friend said, “If we survive this disease, we should eat a different cupcake every week for the rest of our lives.” My friend did not survive. So in honor of him, I am making a different cupcake every week for a year. Every time I make a new cupcake and lick my fingers, I think of him and his zest for life. So in honor of my friend and all cancer patients, I challenge you to eat a cupcake today and remember to always lick your fingers.Tweet