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.
Then 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!):
Jules’ Tag-A-Longs (also Egg and Dairy-Free & may be made Nut-Free & Soy-Free!)
Elana’s Paleo Samoas
In Johnna’s Kitchen Almost Scout Cookies
Treats with a Twist No-Bake Thin Mints
Betsy’s Thin Mints
Glutenista’s Thin Mints
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
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
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!