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Meta: Looking for gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies? I’m happy to report that there’s something for you! Eating gluten-free has never tasted so good!
In my childhood home, there were five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, and Girl Scout Cookies. And by the time my younger sister became a Brownie, our freezer was always fully stocked with Thin Mints and Caramel deLites.
As I got older, wheat-filled treats became harder to digest (something I’m sure you know something about). Luckily, gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies offer the same nostalgia and taste! We’ve also included Girl Scout copycats to sink your teeth into.
Which Girl Scout Cookies Are Gluten-Free?
In 2024, two gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies will be sold in communities across the country:
- Caramel Chocolate Chip
Loaded with crunchy toffee, these buttery cookies use rice flour and tapioca starch for the perfect texture. The worst part about Toffee-tastic cookies? Their recommended serving size. Two cookies are not enough!
Caramel Chocolate Chip
To get their perfect, fudgy texture, the Caramel Chocolate Chip utilizes a unique mix of gluten-free oat flour, tapioca starch, and chickpea flour. Who doesn’t love the flavor combination of chocolate, rich caramel, and sea salt?
Note: Gluten-free cookies are typically more expensive than other cookies. Not only do they cost more to make, but they also require a gluten-free facility.
Girl Scout Cookie Alternatives
You don’t have to miss out on delicious cookies.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know the pain of running out of Girl Scout Cookies firsthand. With these double-chocolate chip cookies, you can get your fix without being doubled over in pain. Whether you prefer crispy or chewy cookies, playing around with bake times will help you find your ideal texture.
Goodie Girl Mint Slims
Missing your Thin Mints? Try a box of Goodie Girl Mint Slims! Not only are these chocolate-draped beauties gluten-free, but they’re also nut- and egg-free as well.
Bonus: The same brand makes S’mores Cookies, too!
Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookie
In 1935, the first commercially available Girl Scout cookies were Trefoils – otherwise known as shortbread. While you might not get your baked goods to look exactly the same way, this gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe is a delicious Girl Scout Cookie copycat!
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookie
Do-Si-Do, Peanut Butter Patties: Whatever you call them, these peanut butter cream sandwiches have a perfectly crunchy texture. Make a more grown-up version with these gluten-free oatmeal cookies.
Pro tip: When making buttercream frosting, add a cup of peanut butter after creaming your unsalted butter. You’ll have the perfect Do-Si-Do filling!
Who Makes Girl Scout Cookies?
Since 1937, ABC Bakers has been a licensed Girl Scout baking company. Other than making delicious treats, ABC Bakers promises that 100% of proceeds remain within your local Girl Scout Council. What could be sweeter?
How Do I Know These Cookies Are Gluten-Free?
ABC Bakers is incredibly serious about food quality, going above and beyond to ensure the safety of celiacs.
- Using specific allergen labeling
- Manufacturing gluten-free Girl Scout cookies in a dedicated, certified gluten-free facility
- Guaranteeing the Gluten-Free Certification Organization’s “10 parts per million standard.”
- Testing incoming raw material samples in laboratories
- Randomly pulling products to verify gluten-free conformance
- Screening storage systems for all bulk ingredients
For any product questions, please contact ABC Bakers directly.
Other Reasons to Love Girl Scout Cookies
Since switching to a gluten-free diet, I’ve become a lot more conscious about the food I put in my body. It’s probably why I feel less guilty when I consume half a box of Girl Scout Cookies without thinking. Probably.
Among their pledges, the Girl Scouts don’t use the following in their products:
- No HFCS
- No partially hydrogenated oils
- No trans fats
- RSPO-certified palm oil
Where Do I Buy GF Girl Scout Cookies?
According to the official website, you can only purchase cookies from registered Girl Scouts participating in the program.
When Do I Buy Girl Scout Cookies?
Typically, “cookie season” occurs during the first four months of the year. To determine when your favorite entrepreneurs are selling their boxes, check in with your local Girl Scout council.
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Switching to a new diet can feel a little lonely, but gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies are a great way to revive nostalgia while helping a great cause. Have a favorite Girl Scout cookie hack? Sound off in the comments below!
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