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Round Em Up! Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout Cookie season! And if you saw Chris Rock on the Oscars, you know lots of people are excited (or pressured to be excited?) about these cookies. But what if you’re gluten free, and craving a Girl Scout Cookie?

Some folks see all this cookie commotion as a sad time of year for those of us eating gluten free, as The Girl Scouts of the USA haven’t historically produced any gluten-free varieties. After a successful test of a GF chocolate chip shortbread cookie last year though, they have decided to launch two new flavors of gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies this year. “Trios” and “Toffee-tastic” cookies will both be available on-line through their new on-line selling platform. Trios cookies contain peanuts, eggs and soy, and are made with gluten-free oats; Toffee-tastic cookies contain milk and soy. Each is made by a separate contracted manufacturer in different facilities, but both are certified gluten free.

Whether or not you choose to order these cookies and try them for yourself, we gluten-free’ers can still save all kinds of guilt bucks and make many of the non-GF cookie flavors at home, but make them safely gluten-free.

My friend Gluten-Free Betsy got me started on this quest for Girl Scout Cookie recipes years ago, as I drooled over her recipes for Samoas, Thin Mints and Tag-a-Longs.

Gluten Free Cookie Swap Winners 2015Then I founded the Gluten Free Cookie Swap, inviting people from all over to bring their favorite cookie recipes to the table and to take away as many new recipes as they wanted (hundreds of cookie recipes now, and still counting!!) … and somehow Girl Scout Cookies came up then, too!  So I made my own version of Tag-a-Longs (allergen-friendly!) and I cannot even begin to describe their deliciousness! (pictured above)

That got me thinking about other recipes that might be floating around out there in the blog-o-sphere — recipes others have shared that sound enticing as well. Once I started looking, I found so many recipes for Thin Mints that I had to stop posting, but there are GF recipe incarnations of nearly every other Girl Scout cookie you could hope for too, so I am happy to say that you never have to go without these treats again!

Here is a run-down of some of yummy recipes to wet your whistle (please share yours here or on the Gluten-Free Cookie Swap!):

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Jules’ Tag-A-Longs (also Egg and Dairy-Free & may be made Nut-Free & Soy-Free!)

Betsy’s Samoas

Elana’s Paleo Samoas

In Johnna’s Kitchen Almost Scout Cookies


Almost Scout Cookies from In Johnna’s Kitchen


Treats with a Twist No-Bake Thin Mints

Betsy’s Thin Mints 

glutenista thin mint

Glutenista’s Thin Mints

Betsy’s Tag-a-Longs

Glutenista’s Thin Mints

Angela’s Kitchen: Do-Si-Dos

Glugle GF’s Thin Mints

Roben Ryberg’s Thin Mints (reprinted in the Gluten-Free Recipe Box)

Gluten Free with Emily’s Thin Mints

Faithfully Gluten Free’s Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies)

Broward-Palm Beach Times’ Do-Si-Dos

Scout cookies from A Clean Bake.

Scout cookies from A Clean Bake.


A Clean Bake’s “Better Than Scout Cookies” inspired by Samoas

Art of Gluten-Free Baking’s Thin Mints

Faithfully Gluten Free’s Do-si-Dos

What the Fork Food Blog’s Samoas Cookie Cups


Samoas Cookie Cups from What the Fork Food Blog


Alisa Cooks’ Dairy-Free Thin Mints (NOT GF, but you could sub in my gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour in this recipe)

Scoochmaroo’s Shortbread Cookies (NOT GF, although you could just sub in my gfJules™  All Purpose Gluten Free Flour here)

Scoochmaroo’s Samoas (again, NOT GF, but just sub in my gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour)

Happy baking!

glutista's gluten free cookies


P.S. – I know these aren’t technically Girl Scout Cookies, but can you resist Glutenista’s Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies?!?!

And if you’re hankering for a cake instead of a cookie, try And Love it Too’s Vegan, Paleo Samoa CAKE!

32 thoughts on “Round Em Up! Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

    • Sure thing, Sunny! Your cake looks spectacular. Now, if I could only find time to make ALL these yummy recipes!!!

  1. I was so excited when I read last year about the GF Girl Scout cookies, and then immediately disappointed when I realized my favorites, Tag-a-longs and Shortbread wouldn’t be among them. Seeing everyone share the news just disappointed me again that my favorites were just beyond my reach. So THANK YOU for bringing the excitement back to cookie season! Now I’ve just got to find a way to explain to my husband how this won’t hurt the fitness goals……

    • Hahah, I totally understand the fitness/cookie challenge, Caitlin! And yes, also the disappointment that our favorite Girl Scout cookies are still not GF. I’m not convinced that the ones they’re offering are going to be that great, either (in other words, I don’t feel like I’m missing anything by making my own!) but it’s nice to see them finally making an effort. So happy you have the ability to have awesome Tag-a-Longs and Shortbread anytime you and your fitness goals allow it!

  2. We bought the Michigan gf gs cookies. They only have chocolate chip and they are made with bean flour. Not my favorite, but it was fun to think we were eating gs cookies.

  3. Thank you thank you thank you! I have been a Girl Scout in one form or another for 32 years and I was just diagnosed with celiac 3 months ago… 3 months before cookie season! I just ordered 1800 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for my 3 troops and can’t eat any of them!
    Dear Samoas, you and I will meet again…

  4. 4 out of 5 of us at my house are GF-not by choice, but medical necessity and my youngest (daughter) is a girl scout. She is sad every year at cookie time because the troop has a night when they get to sample the cookies and she can’t. It is sad to see so many people will be missing out and that girl scouts isn’t doing something about this. This is not a diet fad, but a real issue for many people.

  5. OMG! I’m droooling over this post!! It seemed everywhere I went Girl Scout cookies were tempting me . . . and now this post! Love your products & recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. My 12 yr old was diagnosed with celiac at 4 yrs old and she doesn’t remember ever eating GS cookies. She does remember selling them every weekend for 3 months, and not being able to eat them. She hated it and it was required that she participate with the selling. Most people would ask her, “what is your favorite? I will buy your favorite kind.” I had to pull her out of GS because of the prejudice against my daughter’s diet. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this!!!!!!!!

    • Tonya, that is a heartbreaking story. It’s sad to think that an organization founded for the right reasons would wind up being so mired in form over substance that it couldn’t see beyond itself to accommodate one of its own. So glad, though, that you and your daughter will now be able to make your “favorites” safely at home!

  7. Everyone says the new Savanna Smiles are great – anyone experimenting to make these GF? Like the lemony/powdered sugar flavors.

  8. Thank you for sharing! I absolutely love Girl Scout cookies and have been wondering if I would be able to enjoy the taste again. I will definitely give these recipes a try.

  9. I’m a year and some change late on this post, but am chomping at the bit to try out some of these recipes! I have an especially deep love for Girl Scout Cookies, having been pictured on the Dos-i-Dos box for ten years, and have missed them greatly in the two years I have been Gluten Free. Thank you!

  10. …It was very difficult almost two years ago whenI was diagnosed that I couldn’t have GS Cookies…especially with both my daughters selling the cookies. I will definitely be trying the recipes mentioned above…thank YOU! Spring wishes coming your way… :)

  11. My daughter and I also made our recipes for Girl Scout recipes before we found this.She has celiac and allergies to dairy and soy too. Very glad to see there are many gluten free recipes.

  12. Hey, glad to be added to the round up. Fun! Just an FYI, I moved to a hosted server at and added more Girl Scout cookie makeovers (all gluten AND dairy free). There are five different ones, for those that may need it.

    Happy baking!

  13. Man I love the looks of your blog. I’m now following you and I write a monthly post of Sharing My Favorites. I’m going to add this post as one of my favorites for the month of February.

    Happy Gluten Free Blogging!

  14. I truly appreciate the amazing gluten free recipes. I don’t have celiac disease but I am gluten sensitive. I have just begun researching gluten free recipes and love the large variety of foods that I can enjoy gluten free.
    Thanks for your experimenting.

  15. This post has made my week go from utter crap to supremely amazing. I can’t wait to make the GF tagalongs when I get home. Thank you for posting this!

    Is it okay if I post a link to this on my GF blog? I’d love to share it with readers.

  16. This is so cool! I was diagnosed with Celiac just 6 months ago, and just realized a couple weeks ago that I won’t be able to have Thin Mints anymore. Thanks so much for sharing these recipe links…I’m definitely gonna try some!

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