Copycat Toast Yay! Cookies

Girls Scout's French toast cookies for year-round enjoyment

toast yay cookies

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Chilling : 30 mins
Total: 47 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 cookies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
410 Calories
25g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 113mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It’s always Girl Scout cookie season when you can make them at home. These copycat “Toast Yay!” cookies are so cute, and this recipe lets you enjoy their French toast flavor year-round. The country is divided by two different Girl Scout cookie bakeries, so not everyone can get them.

They are dipped in white chocolate for an extra-sweet addition that could be reminiscent of a delicious creamy glaze from your favorite brunch spots. The cookie is similar to a shortbread with a classic crumbly, crunch texture.

There are only a few ingredients, and they are all mixed together in one bowl for a quick recipe. No sifting, creaming, or extra steps—it couldn’t be easier. Make them ahead of time and freeze them for when you want a sweet treat. The dough keeps in the fridge for two days if you’re not ready to roll it out yet.

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup salted butter, cubed

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Glaze:

  • 10 ounces white melting candy wafers

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    french toast cookie ingredients
  2. Add the butter, confectioners' sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, maple syrup, maple extract, and heavy cream to the bowl of an electric stand mixer. (You can also use a regular bowl and a hand mixer.)

    Beat with the paddle attachment until all the ingredients are incorporated and form a slightly stiff dough. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl.

    cookie dough mixed in a bowl
  3. Place the ball of dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, wrap it up, and chill for at least 30 minutes.

    cookie dough wrapped and chilled

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large sheet.

    cookie dough rolled out into a sheet
  5. Use a toast-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookie shapes. Roll out the scraps and cut any remaining dough.

    french toast cookies cut out
  6. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden and firm.

    cookies baked on a baking sheet
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Melt in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between each, until completely melted.

    melted white chocolate
  8. Dip the bottom of each cooled cookie into the white chocolate, tapping and shaking off any excess.

    cookies dipped in chocolate
  9. Flip the cookie over and place back on the parchment-lined baking sheet or a cooling rack. Set aside and allow the chocolate to harden and set. Serve with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy.

    french toast cookies dipped in white chocolate

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have a toast-shaped cookie cutter, you can cut the toast shape freehand. The dough is a shortbread-style dough and will keep its shape well.
  • You can cut out a piece of paper as a guide.
  • Alternatively, you can cut them into whatever shape you want. They will be delicious regardless.