Many moons ago I was a 'Brownie' and sold Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties door to door. One year my mom was driving me around the neighborhood to deliver my cookies and we had a big fight.
(I was like 7 and I'm pretty sure I didn't want to deliver cookies to my mean neighbors so I tried to convince her to do it.)
Anyways, I stomped off and ran home.
Except she thought I stomped off to deliver the cookies.
So she waited in the car outside my neighbor's house. And waited. And waited.
And then she went up to their doorstep and accused them of kidnapping me.
They had a big doorstep scene.
You can probably see why Girl Scout cookies bring back good memories for me.
While these don't taste exactly like real Samoa's, they are still dang good, and they are super simple and look fancy to boot.
I used Walker's shortbread because I had some left over from my huge Christmas tin, but they were a bit overwhelming in the buttery dept. I think Lorna Doone's would have been even better.
(By the way... my shortbread were still sealed and not expired, so it's ok that they were from Christmas, right? :) )