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Tagalongs Copycat Recipe

Tagalongs Copycat Recipe

This Girl Scout Tagalongs Recipe is to die for! These crunchy butter cookies wrapped in peanut butter and covered in chocolate so incredibly delicious.

You no longer have to wait for the announcement from your local Girl Scouts that Girl Scout Cookie Season is upon us and cookies are for sale! You can enjoy Tagalongs all year round. 

We all know how delicious the coveted Girl Scout cookies are, but this Copycat Tagalong recipe is even more delish! We didn’t think that was even possible. But it is!

If we had to choose, this is definitely our favorite Girl Scout Cookie with Do si Dos being a close second. Everyone seems to only want to recreate the super popular Girl Scout cookies like Thin Mints and Samoas, but these bad boys are totally worth the time and effort.

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Jar of peanut butter chocolate covered cookies.

Why You’ll ❤️ This Tagalongs Recipe

  • With only 8 simple ingredients, you can bake these fantastic cookies up in no time. You don’t need anything, just common pantry staple ingredients you already have if baking is your jam. 
  • Slightly healthier than the boxed peanut butter patties
  • You can enjoy them ANYTIME, not only certain times throughout the year
  • Like a homemade peanut butter cup but BETTER
  • If you love Girl Scout cookies, like Thin Mint Copycats, you’ll love these copycat Tagalongs

🍴Ingredients

Filling Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter 
  • Powdered Sugar 

Cookie Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Salt

Topping Ingredient:

  • Milk Chocolate
Ingredients needed to make Tagalongs.

🔪 Tools Needed for Homemade Tagalong Cookies

Mixing Bowl

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

Wax-Paper

Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper Roll, 90 Square Feet
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Cookie Sheet

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Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

Mason Jar for Storing

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Plastic Wrap

Reynolds Kitchens Quick Cut Plastic Wrap, 225 Square Feet
  • This package contains one roll of Reynolds kitchens quick cut plastic wrap, measuring 250 feet long by 12 inches wide (225 square feet)

Cookie Cutter

How To Make Homemade Tagalongs

  1. In a medium bowl, prepare the peanut butter filling by mixing peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely combined.
  2. ½ tablespoon at a time, roll the mixture into little balls and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place in refrigerator until needed.
  4. To make the cookies preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Mix butter and sugar until smooth.
  6. Add in vanilla then flour 1 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Make sure to scrape the side of the bowl to incorporate everything. Add salt if desired.
  7. Shape the dough into a disc shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  8. Flour a clean, smooth surface and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick.
  9. Use a cookie cutter to cut out small circles and place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes and let cool completely.
  10. Place a peanut butter ball on top of each cookie and press it almost to the edges of the top of the cookie.
  11. Melt the chocolate and dip each cookie in the melted chocolate until fully covered, wipe off any excess chocolate. 
  12. Place cookies on a wax paper lined tray and place in refrigerator to set.
  13. Serve & enjoy! 
Collage of first 6 steps of making Tagalongs.
Collage of second set of images of making Tagalong cookies.
Last six steps of making Tagalongs, collage of images.

What Are Tagalongs Made Of?

Homemade Tagalongs are one of my favorites! They’re made using a butter cookie base, like shortbread cookies, with a peanut butter middle and the outside is milk chocolate.

🍪 Cookie Variations

Need to swap out any ingredients, here are other options, but doing this may change the taste of these copycat Tagalong cookies.

Swap chocolate- For an even more indulgent treat, swap some of them with dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.

Add sprinkles– Add fun sprinkles to the milk chocolate final covering for an adorable l

Add caramel– Add some caramel drizzle to the top of these to add just a bit more sweetness and to compliment the dreamy milk chocolate outer layer.

Substitute flour– if you’re following a specific diet and can’t have wheat flour, you could use almond flour or oat flour.

Substitute butter– You can try almond butter or sunflower seed butter if needed.

Towel with chocolate peanut butter cookies.

🌟 Recipe Tips

  • Use creamy peanut butter for the peanut butter mixture. Many people prefer a natural peanut butter for the best flavor and fewer artificial flavors, but I don’t recommend it for this recipe, see below in the FAQ section to see why.
  • Instead of cutting out individual cookies in the cookie dough, you could make Tagalong Cookie Bars out of this Girl Scout cookie recipe.
  • Store these in an airtight container like your Mason Jar!
  • No cookie cutter? No problem! Take a glass water drinking glass and turn it upside down and use the rim as a cookie cutter.

❄️ Can you freeze homemade Tagalongs?

Yes! All cookies can be frozen, but it is best to wrap them individually to freeze them and only do this once they have cooled completely.

Another way to freeze them is to stack them in layers in a Ziplock bag or container, separating the layers using parchment paper. We personally love individually wrapping them as we feel they taste better.

Also, sometimes cookies taste better frozen. Let them sit out on the counter to come to room temperature before eating.

A jar spilled over of homemade Girl Scout Cookie Tagalongs.

⏳ How long will Tagalongs stay fresh in an airtight container?

If properly stored, these cookies will last up to a few days at normal room temperature and stored in an airtight container. If you freeze or put them in the refrigerator they will last longer.

We like storing them in the fridge for best flavor and length of life.

🥜 Can I Use Natural Peanut Butter?

No, both natural and homemade peanut butter are too runny for this recipe. You want to use a creamy peanut butter from a brand like Jif or Skippy. 

What’s the difference between Tagalongs and Peanut Butter Patties?The only real distinction is that the Tagalongs have more layers of peanut butter inside their chocolate coating, while Peanut Butter Patties have a vanilla layer to complement the peanut butter filling. Tagalongs, obviously, have a way better name.

Do Girl Scouts still make Tagalongs?

Yes, the cookie company still makes delicious cookies. But you may find these cookies being called Peanut Patties in some parts of the country depending on which cookie company is making them. But the good news is, with this recipe, you don’t have to wait for that time of year for your favorite crunchy cookie.

Close up bite shot of butter cookie with peanut butter and chocolate.

🥰 Other Recipes You Might Like

A few Girl Scout Tagalong copycat cookies.

Tagalongs Copycat Recipe

Mason Jar Recipe
Make your own Tagalongs Copycat recipe at home and have delicious homemade Girl Scout Peanut Butter Chocolate dipped cookies all year long!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

Filling –

  • 1 ¼ cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Cookie –

  • 3 sticks butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • Salt to taste

Topping:

  • 1 lb milk chocolate melted

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, prepare the peanut butter filling by mixing peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely combined.
  • ½ tablespoon at a time, roll the mixture into little balls and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Place in refrigerator until needed.
  • To make the cookies preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add in vanilla then flour 1 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Make sure to scrape the side of the bowl to incorporate everything. Add salt if desired.
  • Shape the dough into a disc shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Flour a clean, smooth surface and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out small circles and place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes and let cool completely.
  • Place a peanut butter ball on top of each cookie and press it almost to the edges of the top of the cookie.
  • Melt the chocolate and dip each cookie in the melted chocolate until fully covered, wipe off any excess chocolate.
  • Place cookies on a wax paper lined tray and place in refrigerator to set.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Notes

  • Use creamy peanut butter for the peanut butter mixture. Many people prefer a natural peanut butter for the best flavor and fewer artificial flavors, but I don’t recommend it for this recipe, see below in the FAQ section to see why.
  • Instead of cutting out individual cookies in the cookie dough, you could make Tagalong Cookie Bars out of this Girl Scout cookie recipe.
  • Store these in an airtight container like your Mason Jar!
  • No cookie cutter? No problem! Take a glass water drinking glass and turn it upside down and use the rim as a cookie cutter.
Keyword Girl Scout Tagalongs, Tagalong Cookie Recipe, Tagalong Copycat Cookies
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