If you’re looking for the best homemade Tagalongs recipe, this is the recipe for you. These copycat Girl Scout Tagalong cookies are vegan and so easy to make. They’re made with real, simple ingredients that will make you feel good after indulging.
If you’re looking for the best Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie dupe, this is the recipe for you. These homemade Tagalong cookies are vegan and so easy to make. They’re made with real, simple ingredients that will make you feel good after indulging.
1. Preheat oven to 310 F. (note: lower temperature). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all dry cookie ingredients. Next, add in wet cookie ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
3. Take ½ Tbs. of dough and flatten between palms until ¼ inch thick. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough (should make about 27 cookies). Use your finger to make a small dent in the top of each cookie (this is for the peanut butter filling later).
4. Bake cookies at 310 F. for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden and firm (they will crisp more after fully cooled). Cool completely. If desired, place in freezer to speed up this process.
5. Make the chocolate coating by melting dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave. Melt in 25-second intervals, stirring in between each to avoid burning. You can also use a double boiler.
6. Dollop 1 tsp. creamy peanut butter in the center dent of each cookie and spread in an even layer. Then, using a fork, dip the cookies in the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off before placing them back on parchment-lined baking sheet. If you have leftover chocolate you can drizzle it on top of the cookies if desired.
7. Chill Tagalong cookies in freezer for 10-15 minutes to allow chocolate to set. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Recipe For Tagalongs Cookies
Similar to my copycat Girl Scout Samoas cookies recipe, and my thin mint recipe, this Tagalongs recipe is healthy and easy to make! The Tagalongs ingredients are made with just oat flour. I make my own oat flour in just 3 simple steps. It is so affordable and naturally gluten-free! I use oat flour in so many of my recipes like my vegan peanut butter blondies, gluten-free pumpkin bread, and my banana coffee cake. I am definitely a big fan of the Girl Scout Tagalong cookies, but I’m telling you, this homemade Tagalongs recipe is better. The crunchy cookie, peanut butter center, and dark chocolate coating couldn’t be more perfect. I am fully addicted to these and I think you will be too after making them!
Best Tagalongs Recipe Dupe
Let me tell you, these are WAY BETTER than the homemade Tagalongs with Ritz crackers version. Making the cookies from scratch is worth the little extra effort. We use oat flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar to make the perfect crunchy gluten-free cookie base for these tagalongs. And trust me when I say, no one will be able to tell they are healthy and gluten-free, they are that delicious. Definitely my favorite Tagalongs recipe ever.
How To Make Homemade Tagalongs
As I said, this Tagalongs recipe could not be any easier to make. You just need 9 simple ingredients. You mix all the cookie ingredients in the bowl and then shape the dough into spheres. Flatten the spheres between your palms and then place on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake the cookies until golden and fragrant. We bake these cookies at 310 F. instead of 350 F. to ensure a crunchy cookie.
While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Once cooled, place a dollop of natural peanut butter in the center dent of each Tagalong cookie. Then dunk each cookie in the beautiful dark chocolate and place them right back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Once all the cookies are coated in chocolate, let them chill in the refrigerator or freezer for 20-30 minutes until set.
I’m telling you, dark chocolate takes these cookies to a whole new level. I use dark chocolate in all of my recipes and could not recommend it more. Here are some of my favorite healthier dark chocolate brands: enjoy life dark chocolate chips, Pascha, Lily’s, and Hu Kitchen (code “CLAIRE” for 15% off). Full instructions are in the recipe above 🙂
Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies Name Change
Are tagalongs the same thing as peanut butter patties? This has been confusing me for quite some time now. There seem to be two different names for a lot of the Girl Scout cookies. Well, I stumbled, and by stumbled I mean I purposefully googled, this burning question and did find somewhat of an answer.
“Why do some cookies look the same but have different names? Each Girl Scout council contracts with one of two licensed bakers, whose recipes and ingredients may differ slightly: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. That’s why some of our cookies look the same but have two different names. Whether the package says Peanut Butter Patties® or Tagalongs®, or Samoas® or Caramel deLites®, the cookies are similarly delicious. Contact your local Girl Scout council to find out which Girl Scout Cookies are available in your area.”
It seems that the cookie names are dependent on where you live and where the Girl Scouts are selling their cookies. And this is because there are two different companies that bake their cookies! So the cookies in it of themselves might actually differ slightly in taste, texture, and ingredients. I know, mind-blowing. If you want to learn more about this here is the Girl Scout Cookie Name Change article I read. Very interesting stuff indeed 😂
Vegan Tagalongs Recipe
This Tagalongs recipe is in fact vegan! Which is so fun. I do have vegan friends and a lot of the people who follow my blog and Instagram are also vegan so I really enjoy making recipes that fit their dietary needs. Vegan recipes definitely come easily to me when I am trying to make healthier things. If you are looking for more fun vegan treats you should really check out my Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies, Maple Scones, or my Pumpkin Protein Muffins. YUM! Or just search my blog for “vegan.”
Similar Tagalong Cookie
It took me many tried to get the perfect gluten-free cookie base for this Tagalongs recipe. I recipe tested quite a bit to make sure they were perfect and also easy to make. I love how they use just oat flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar as a sweetener. I aim to keep all my recipes lower in sugar and using coconut sugar helps with this.
Can I Make This Tagalong Recipe Into Bars?
I haven’t attempted to make this Tagalong recipe into bars yet, but I think it would be amazing and super easy. Instead of shaping the cookie dough into cookies, just line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and spread all the cookie dough on the bottom. Then bake it. I would bake it at 310 F. for about 30-40 minutes until golden and fragrant. Keep an eye on it since it will have a different baking time than the cookies. After baking the cookie bars, top with melted dark chocolate and let harden in the refrigerator or freezer for 20-30 minutes. Cut, serve, and enjoy! Let me know if you try this because I would love to know how they turn out!
I cannot wait for you to give this easy Tagalongs recipe a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!