Samoa Cookie Cake
This Samoa Cookie Cake is absolutely to die for! A moist and chewy sugar cookie is topped with chocolate ganache, gooey caramel filled with coconut, then drizzled with chocolate on top! It is soft, moist, gooey and even better than any Samoa Girl Scout cookie you’ve ever had!
So if you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen several photos of me having a great time out at the Food Blog Forum conference over the weekend. It was hosted at Walt Disney World and it was awesome! Such great info, so inspiring, great people and great fun. I’ll be telling you all about it soon.
I left a day early and came over to Daytona Beach, FL – only about an hour from Orlando. My grandmother lives just a few minutes from the Daytona Speedway. She broke her arm back in December, so I came over to see her and help out where I could.
I’m still here now, but sadly will be leaving later today. She’s getting some movement back and doing physical therapy, but she hasn’t been able to get out of the house much and get things done, so it was great to be able to get her out and about and spend some time with her. She’s a lot like my mom – or should I say my mom’s a lot like her – so she’s basically awesome and I love hanging out with her.
We went to her physical therapy appointment yesterday and it was nice to be able to see how she’s doing. The people working with her were so nice and they told me all about how much they love working with her. She doesn’t complain (she wants to get better as quickly as possible), will do whatever they ask and is full of personality – she always has been. Apparently they all want to be the one to work her and I’m not at all surprised.
She is one strong and determined lady and I like to think I get some of that from her. 🙂
We’ve gotten some things done over the couple days I was there and have watched some fun things at night. I got her to watch “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” with me on Monday night and she was hilarious. She’s not a fan of the show. She’s not into the drama and all the crying and bickering, so that particular episode, which was full of the women bickering and crying, was particularly funny to watch with her.
I’m bummed to be going home today and I wish she lived closer, but it was nice to have a couple days to be with her.
And I’m excited to share this recipe with you. This cookie cake is definitely one of my new favorites! It is completely addicting.
The sugar cookie on the bottom is thick, moist and super soft. It makes a great base for all the toppings. And the dough is easy to make and doesn’t have to be refrigerated, giving you a big cookie quicker.
The cookie is first topped with a layer of chocolate ganache. Then it’s topped with Kraft caramels, mixed with a little butter and water, coconut and more chocolate. The caramels are melted with the butter and water, then the coconut is mixed in. That mixture is very best part, in my opinion. Mmmmmm caramel and coconut. It’s just like a samoa.
And of course, no samoa cookie cake would be complete without the drizzle of chocolate on top.
I have no doubt you will love this cookie cake if you love Samoa Girl Scout cookies. It’s seriously amazing, gooey and even better than any samoa cookie you’ve ever had.
Samoa Cookie Cake
- Yield: 12-14 Servings
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
SUGAR COOKIE CAKE
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp butter
COCONUT CARAMEL TOPPING
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp butter
- 11 oz bag of Kraft Caramels, wrappers removed
- 2 1/2 cups toasted coconut
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