This is a first. The recipe I’m about to show you is something I came up with, inspired by a dozen other recipes and bakers, drawing upon my successes in trying their recipes and what I’ve learned from reading their (far superior) blogs. I’m super excited to bring you this recipe, so let’s get to it!
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A friend of mine passed along this recipe for Samoa Oreo Cookies from Chef in Training, which as-is look amazing and the trick of using a boxed cake mix simplifies making the cookies. After thinking about how I’d want to go about making these, the cookies reminded me of the Chocolate Brownie Cookies I made for the inaugural recipe on this website. My first attempt at these involved the Chocolate Brownie Cookies but without the pecans, and with a buttercream frosting made with a 1/2 cup of butterscotch ice cream topping and about a cup of toasted coconut flakes smooshed into the frosting in each cookie. This was the result, and they were fairly amazing:
In the process of eating these while sharing them with some friends, I decided that I definitely needed to bake these again but I wanted to try a maple frosting instead. The result was just slightly more amazing than the first attempt:
Back in April I attempted to make nanaimo bars by taking Leanne’s recipe from Healthful Pursuit and changing a significant number of the ingredients. Perhaps not surprisingly that didn’t work out so well and I’ve been meaning to try again but stay closer to the original recipe. I’m happy to report that my second attempt worked much better!
My thanks go to The Chic Life for this recipe for coconut macaroons, which I used as a basis to get the proportions right. I was searching for a macaroon recipe for which the ingredients were a close match to the “Cocoroons” brand of macaroons, which are a little hard to come by but are simply amazing. Most of the recipes I found involved egg whites, which Cocoroons don’t have on account of being raw, vegan, and gluten-free all at the same time. The Chic Life’s recipe was an almost perfect match though, and I only tweaked the recipe slightly by changing the sweeteners.