Peanut Butter Pattie (Copycat Girl Scout Cookies)

Friday, March 5, 2010
One of the most popular Girl Scout Cookies is these copycat Peanut Butter Patties, a delicious cookie stuffed with peanut butter, and dipped in chocolate.

Back in the early '70s, this is and still is my favorite cookie and I never can wait once a year when they're sold so until then I make my own copycat version!

The cookies are delicious and very similar.

Other companies have tried to duplicate these knockoffs, but nothing beats a homemade version and we love this one.

Below is a printable recipe card if you would like to skip all the little tips just hit print and the ads will disappear.

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Delicious Popular Peanut Butter Pattie Girl Scout Cookies

I absolutely love these cookies, bring back memories of childhood in grade school and  I hate to admit, I would eat a whole box in one sitting they were so delicious.

The taste was different to me over the years and as much as I still love these cookies, the past is etched in my mind of these little peanut butter patties taste better to me back then.

Kids would sell them at schools, convention centers, grocery store parking lots, door to door, the boxes, marketing, prices, cookies, everything has changed since 1970 something, and now most orders are taken online! Not to mention how the cost has gone up to extremely high pricing so that's another good reason to bake these at home.

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Easy Steps for Making Peanut Butter Copycat Girl Scout Cookies

  • mix the dough
  • bake into rounds
  • while warm makes a slight indentation
  • fill  with peanut butter and dip in melted dark or milk chocolate

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Shop for the Ingredients

  1. butter softened 
  2. sugar 
  3. all-purpose flour 
  4. baking powder 
  5. pinch salt 
  6. pure vanilla extract
  7.  heavy cream


  • Don't overbake these, just cook until the edges are light brown
  • cookies can be dipped into milk or dark chocolate
  • use a good grade chocolate
  • melt the wax while the cookies are baking
  • Store cookies in a tightly covered container for around 2 weeks
  • Cookies will freeze perfectly after filled, dipped and the chocolate is dry

chocolate covered peanut butter Girl Scout copycat cookie

Suggestions and Garnishes

  • Dip into melted white chocolate then into sprinkles
  • Dip just the top instead of the whole cookie with melted white chocolate then into crushed roasted peanuts
  • Dip into melted white chocolate then sprinkle mini chocolate chips

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Girl Scout Copycat Tagalong AKA Peanut Butter Pattie Cookies

These peanut butter tagalongs are super easy to make with our step-by-step instructions.

They certainly will hold you over with the cookie craving until the Girl Scouts are out and about to sell their delicious cookies!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Peanut Butter Tagalong Copycats

Peanut Butter Tagalong Copycats

These are copycat peanut butter patties which are a popular Girl Scout Cookie
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 9 MinTotal time: 19 Min


  • Dough
  • 1 cup butter, softened (10 seconds in a microwave)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream


  1. Using an electric mixer place all ingredients in order in a heavy-duty bowl, and blend all together until a dough forms a ball.
  2. Chill for at least an hour on wax paper.
  3. Take the dough out, and shape it into small uniform balls.
  4. Flatten 1/4 inch with your index and middle fingers or use the back of a glass dipped lightly in flour.
  5. Shape to be perfectly round with fingers if it gets out of shape.
  6. Bake on a sprayed cookie sheet or parchment paper until light brown edges approx. 9 to 11 minutes.
  7. Watch carefully not to brown.
  8. Immediately upon taking it out of the oven, form a well in the center with the back of a spoon or use your fingers covered in a cloth so as not to burn yourself.
  9. Cool completely. Start melting pariffin wax see directions below...
  10. When cooled completely, fill the top well of each cookie with creamy peanut butter, I used a cheese spreader.
  11. Place the cookies one at a time in the melted chocolate coating using two forks (see below dipping chocolate for instructions).
  12. Dry on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until firm. Enjoy~
  13. Melt a half bar of wax in the microwave in a microwave-proof glass bowl, this takes about 8 minutes, do this step while the cookies are cooling.
  14. Dipping Chocolate
  15. 2 - 12 oz bags of dark chocolate, milk chocolate chips good grade chocolate
  16. 1 bar of cooking paraffin wax cut in half
  17. After the wax melts add the bag of chips to it stirring till the chips melt, place in the microwave for about another minute to ensure is liquid is flowing easily to coat the cookies.
  18. The bowl with keep it liquified for quite a while for easy dipping.
  19. Dry on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until firm.

The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.

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  1. Claudia - How do you think of these things? I love homemade versions of any boxed cookie..especially one that has pb AND chocolate! wow!

  2. @nicole thanks these are my sons favorite, after trying several chocolates to get it right, and leaving the filling plain instead of adding sugar, it was what we were looking for in this cookie, sometimes adapting too much makes it right turns out completely wrong :) a simple easy cookie. Less is more sometimes. Hope you like these.

  3. PB pattie cookies what a brilliant idea and I don't have problem if they melt soon without wax....because I bet they vanish quick :)



  4. @gera thank you Gera! the wax is to thin down the chocolate and leave the shine. Thats what makes them look like store bought :) but you can omit, its harder to dip however.

  5. great one - I know someone who will love these! We used to use parafin a lot in making candies and stuff, brings back memories

  6. What a wondeful idea ^_^ Delicious

  7. Fantastic pictures!! A lovely blog you have here!

  8. Beautiful, glossy and delicious!
    send me some!!! :)))

  9. The Girl Scouts have nothing on you! What a clever and simply wonderful cookie recipe. I just saved this in my Christmas cookie folder because I am definitely making these for my cookies trays this year! Great instructions, as usual!

  10. Wow...these look irresistibly good...yum. Thanks so much, Claudia, for showing the steps. These would be great for parties. I'm sure my friends would love these.....peanut butter and chocolate!

  11. I've never had an original, but this sounds amazing. I am new to the pb and chocolate pairing (not being American) but it's wonderful! I am going to have to try these!

  12. You have to stop creating these wonderful cookies, I'm drooling all over the keyboard!!

  13. Oh, these babies are fabulous! I don't think there's any left for me! It's been great to see you making all of these though you're such a busy & hardworking mom. Yet you still managed to get things done in no time. So proud of you, Claudia!

  14. I'm going to have to make these. And then I'm going to have to spend the next couple of days trying not to eat them all myself. Willpower is not one of my strong points.

  15. no doubt,you are a gorgeous woman,your cookies recipe is fantastic!it looks amazing!

  16. fyi - I posted my comment on your wahoo question, to the best I knew....thanks for trying it out

  17. I could dig into a few (or more) of these, as could Grumpy I'm sure. They look yummy and I bet they are better than the tag-a-longs themselves!

  18. How absolutely scrumptious! My very favorite combo. These are irresistible!

  19. Gorgeous photos. Scrumptious cookies. You should have a cookbook!

  20. My daughter love those too and forced me to make a homemade verison as well. These looke just like mines!!!

  21. These look so yummy...great post! I have a question about you manually download your post? Or do they pull your feed automatically? My post are pull auto...but they do not pull the I have to download them myself? can you help me?

  22. Sounds beautiful. I love cookies that has a little surprise in them, like a little filling or so. Like your cookies.

  23. Can I use semi-sweet chips or double chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate??

  24. Thank you to everyone for these awesome comments on this cookie, hope you all get the chance to try this recipe it really is terrific.
    Also to Anonymous...I tried using dark semi sweet and it isnt the same flavor I was trying to duplicate, but by all means, if you like dark then use dark. I use the dark chocolate on the thin mints.

  25. This does look fabulous - we just love peanut butter in sweet treats, so this will surely be one we'll try.

  26. Mmmm, these look so good! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  27. I love the sheen! I always wanted to have this look for my chocolate covered baked stuff but now I know the secret... it's the cooking parafin wax. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Yum, this is my first visit to your delicious blog...I noticed these on your blogoversary post and had to come them!! Can't wait to make some :)


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