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Thank Heaven for Little Girl(Scout)s Samoa Cheese Tart
Posted By Susan On February 19, 2008 @ 11:54 pm In Baking,Chocolate,Desserts,Pies and Tarts,Recipes | 70 Comments
So, the other day, there I sat with about 20 boxes of Girl Scout cookies sitting in front of me, wondering what the heck to do with all of them! Yes, I know that you can freeze them. But, they’re never quite as good defrosted. I did a quick inventory in my fridge. I had cream cheese. I had mascarpone (my magic ingredient!). I even had some homemade dulce de leche left over from another recipe. An idea began to take shape in my head. I took the basic concept for my Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Pie , made a few twists and turns, and came up with what is quite possibly the most fabulous sticky, gooey, creamy, chewy dessert I have ever made!
For this recipe, I used a box of Samoas to make a cookie crust. Samoas are the cookies that are dipped in caramel and toasted coconut and then smothered in chocolate. I ground the cookies into crumbs in my food processor and mixed them with about one third of a stick of melted butter. I pressed the mixture into a tart pan and chilled it. Then, I blended cream cheese, mascarpone, sugar and some dulce de leche together with my electric mixer for the tart filling. I wanted the tart to look like a great big, giant Samoa, so I topped it with a layer of dulce de leche and toasted coconut. To finish it off, I drizzled melted bittersweet chocolate all over it.
Let me tell you, this tart was Out. Of. This. World! Seriously, it was amazing! It reminded me of a super rich, caramelly, coconutty, chocolatey, cream cheesy flan. If you never try any of my other recipes, please try this one. You will love it. The only other thing I can say is Thank Heaven for Girl Scouts!
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URLs in this post:
 Girl Scout Cookies: http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/cookie_history/
 Girl Scouts: http://www.girlscouts.org/
 Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Pie: http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com/2008/02/have-slice-of-chocolate-mascarpone.html
 La Lechera: http://www.nestleusa.com/PubOurBrands/BrandDetails.aspx?lbid=200DB05C-5ED5-4D73-A001-1022DD6EF481
 Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares : http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/02/dulce-de-leche-cheesecake-squares/
 Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/
 Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake : http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2008/02/12/tuesdays-with-dorie-2/
 Culinary Concoctions by Peabody: http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/
 Caramel Toffee Cheesecake : http://asweetfantasy.blogspot.com/2008/01/caramel-toffee-cheesecake.html
 Genesis of a Cook: http://asweetfantasy.blogspot.com/
 Salted Caramel Cheesecake : http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/2007/11/05/eat-it-and-weep/
 Cream Puffs in Venice: http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/
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