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Tagalongs (Chocolate Peanut Butter Patties)

These Homemade Tagalongs are a DIY version of the classic Girl Scout cookie! Also known as Peanut Butter Patties, this crispy cookies are topped with a layer of PB and coated in smooth chocolate. Simple to make, a crowd-pleasing flavor combination, and totally vegan!

stack of peanut butter patty tagalong cookies on a wooden board, cut open so you can see the layers of cookie and peanut butter. Coated in chocolate

Are Peanut Butter Patties the same as Tagalongs?

Yes, Tagalongs and Peanut Butter Patties are essentially the same cookie. As discussed in the Samoa post, Girl Scouts of America use two bakeries to produce their cookies, which means that while some retain the same name (like Thin Mints) others are sold with slightly different titles.

What is in a Tagalong cookie?

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Refined coconut oil
  • Sugar
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Chocolate (for topping)

What do Tagalongs taste like?

Tagalongs taste like a bit Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, in cookie form. Using coconut oil in the cookie base helps maintain a very crispy texture once baked. It is important to use refined oil, as this will not lend a “coconut-y” taste to the final product.

Peanut butter is added to the cookie dough itself and as a topping, so this is a great recipe for PB lovers. I prefer dark chocolate to milk, but feel free to substitute your favorite variety here. If you are vegan, be sure to double check that the chocolate you use for topping does not contain milk solids.

close up of stack of peanut butter patty tagalong cookies on a wooden board, cut open so you can see the layers of cookie and peanut butter. Coated in chocolate

I hope you enjoy this recipe for homemade Tagalongs! For more Girl Scout-inspired recipes, try one of these next:

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stack of peanut butter patty tagalong cookies on a wooden board, cut open so you can see the layers of cookie and peanut butter. Coated in chocolate

Tagalongs (Chocolate Peanut Butter Patties)


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Homemade Tagalongs are a DIY version of the classic Girl Scout cookie! Also known as Peanut Butter Patties, this crispy cookies are topped with a layer of PB and coated in smooth chocolate. Simple to make, a crowd-pleasing flavor combination, and totally vegan!


Ingredients

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For cookie base:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS refined coconut oil, softened but not melted
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 3 TBS creamy peanut butter
  • 3 TBS almond milk

For topping:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate*, melted
  • 1 tsp refined coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and oil a large baking sheet.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together coconut oil, brown sugar, peanut butter, and almond milk. Slowly add in dry mixture and combine until a cohesive dough forms. If your peanut butter is on the dry side you may need to add more almond milk to bring the dough together.
  3. Using scant 1 TBS measure, scoop dough into small rounds and place on the cookie sheet, evenly spaced apart. Press down with your hand until flat. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, and let cool. Press down on each cookie until flat again (this will make the peanut butter topping easier to spread).
  4. Once cookies are cool, spread each with a slick of peanut butter. Freeze peanut butter-covered cookies for at least 10 minutes, until firm (this will help them not lose PB when topped with chocolate).
  5. Melt your chocolate in with coconut oil (which will help with viscosity). This can be done on the stovetop or in the microwave. If you use the microwave, be sure to stir every 30 seconds or so (to prevent burning).
  6. Using a fork, dip each frozen cookie in bowl of chocolate and coat on all sides. Place on a wire tray and let cool again. I like freezing them again so they firm up quickly.

Notes

I used dark chocolate here to keep things dairy-free, but feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 141 calories
  • Sugar: 7.9 grams
  • Sodium: 124 milligrams
  • Fat: 8.1 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.4 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2 grams
  • Fiber: 1.4 grams
  • Protein: 2.7 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: peanut butter, chocolate, cookies, girl scout

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These Homemade Tagalongs are a DIY version of the classic Girl Scout cookie! Also known as Peanut Butter Patties, this crispy cookies are topped with a layer of PB and coated in smooth chocolate. Simple to make, a crowd-pleasing flavor combination, and totally vegan!

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments! Meet me here.

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