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Girl Scout Trefoils
Just about everyone loves Girl Scout cookies, and it's a shame that they're only around once a year. But now, with this Girl Scout Trefoils recipe, you can make your own Trefoil cookies at home. Girl Scout Trefoils are, simply put, shortbread cookies. In fact, they're very similar to the cookies that caramel, coconut, and chocolate are added to in order to create Girl Scout Samoa Cookies. This recipe isn't extremely difficult, so gather together your ingredients and jump in to get just one step closer to enjoying Girl Scout Trefoils.
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|Customer service phone||800-GSUSA-4-U |
|Served as||Dessert or snack|
|Main ingredients||Butter, sugar, and eggs|
|Similar to||Shortbread cookies|
Girl Scout Trefoils Ingredients
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt 
Girl Scout Trefoils Recipe
- Cream together butter and sugar in a bowl.
- Beat eggs in a separate bowl.
- Add beaten eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder to butter-and-sugar mixture.
- Refrigerate dough for a minimum of one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Roll the dough out on parchment or wax paper. Use a knife to carefully make the trefoil shape.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
Girl Scout Trefoils Video
- Don't have the patience for carefully creating the trefoil shape? Simply use a round cookie cutter to create round "trefoils" with the same delicious taste--just in a different shape.
- Spice up your Girl Scout Trefoils by adding other tasty ingredients to the shortbread recipe such as pecans or chocolate chips. One cup of nuts or chocolate chips would be sufficient for the ingredient quantities mentioned above. Simply add the nuts or chocolate chips after you've mixed the dough together, prior to refrigerating it.
- Serve your Trefoils with some delicious jam, jelly, or other complementary topping.