Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Red Headed Children

Ok this post isn't so much about MY red headed children as it is about Shout Outs! the red headed stepchildren on the Girls Scout cookie world. These are a fairly new cookie in our region and definitely the least popular. The Belgian syle carmelized cookie has a slightly spicy taste that makes it a change from the super sweet and chocolately flavors of the more popular cookies.  One good thing about them - they are one of the least calorie filled cookies that the Girl Scouts are selling this year. 4 cookies are only 130 calories, so you can enjoy a few without too much guilt or waistband squeezing.


This recipe from ABC Bakers sounds really interesting and may be one we try out with sugar free ice cream. I am betting we can keep it within carb limits for the day!


8 Shout Outs! Girl Scout Cookies
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 ripe, but slightly firm pears, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Vanilla ice cream
Garnish: 4 Shout Outs! Girl Scout Cookies
Place 8 Shout Outs! cookies in a large self-sealing plastic bag and close. Place bag on cutting board and use rolling pin to crush cookies into coarse crumbs. In a small bowl combine cookie crumbs with pecans; set aside. To make caramelized pears, melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium to medium-low heat. When butter foams, sprinkle the brown sugar over top. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add pear pieces and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook approximately 4 to 5 minutes or until the sauce is caramelized and the pears start to break down. To make sundaes place half of nutty-cookie crunch in bottom of each serving dish. Scoop ice cream over the nutty-cookie crunch. Top with warm pear sauce and sprinkle with remaining nutty-cookie crunch. To serve, place one Shout Out! on top of each sundae.
Makes:4 servings
Submitted By: ABC Bakers

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