Homemade Tagalongs

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In a cookie rut and looking to fulfill a photo prompt, I turned to Pinterest. Duh. Not far into my search, I came across a recipe for homemade Tagalongs. You know, those peanut butter filled goodies that only come 'round once a year.

You can get this recipe for Left-Behinds, as they call them, complete with illustrations courtesy of Chow.

They were pretty darn easy. The base cookie came together effortlessly, and the peanut butter mix was also a breeze. I ran out of regular creamy peanut butter and filled in the gap with Smucker's Natural PB, so I gave it a little whirl with the hand mixer to smooth it out.

Then came the dipping part. Oh, yes. Let me start by saying that I suck at dipping things in chocolate. I have ruined countless bags of chips because I have a knack for 'seizing' chocolate, as they call it. You know, that grainy, waxy ball of oops that forms.

I think there are a few things at play here: First, I seek out dairy-free chocolate so Kiddo can enjoy my creations. That often means non-milk chocolate chips, which I'm guessing are a bit waxier (i.e. thicker upon melting) so they hold their shape in cookies etc. Just a thought. Second, I am totally inept when it comes to keeping things dry and gauging the amount of melting time. Third, I am a complete and total spazz.

I tried some sort of fork method, then a spatula, then my fingers. By the time I was done, I had chocolate on the floor, all over my sleeves and hands, and later I discovered a clump in my hair. But hey, they were good. And that's all that really matters in the end, no?

Mario called them "rich but delicious". I'll take it.

P.S. The winner of the camera strap cover is Kara. Congrats!


  1. No. Way. We did NOT order enough Girl Scout cookies this year, so I might definitely be trying these out! Thanks for sharing.

  2. YUM! Tag a longs are my favorite girl scout cookie!

  3. These look sooo good! I've never heard of tagalongs before. I might just have to make some :)

  4. These look sooo good! Like Jayda's comment above - I've also never heard of these! But they look yummy.

    Hope you have a wonderful day :)

    The Hartungs Blog

  5. Get out of here! These are my favorite girl acout cookies!!

  6. Those look so yummy! Definitely going to try and make these.


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