This post discusses the new gluten-free Girl Scout cookies and contains affiliate links.
In this post, I’ll share with you the new gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, as well as some options for enjoying my favorite Girl Scout cookie – Thin Mints – again now that you’re gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies
The Girl Scouts are official woke. That’s right, the Girl Scouts are on trend by offering not one, but two gluten-free cookies in their annual frenzy to sell cookies.
The Girl Scouts have two gluten-free cookie options for us gluten-free eaters to choose from:
(1) Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies:
These are caramel flavored chocolate chip cookies with a hint of sea salt. They are crunchy and a bit dry, but still a good option if a Girl Scout hits you up to buy some.
Unfortunately these cookies are only offered in select Girl Scout council markets (not available in Denver, bummer). I posted my “need” for these cookies on my personal Facebook page and one of my friends found me a link to purchase them. Score!
I also used my Nima Sensor to test the new cookies for gluten – here’s what Nima found (more like, what it didn’t find). You can learn more about the Nima Sensor in my article, 13 Things You Need to Know About the Nima Sensor.
(2) Gluten-Free Toffee-tastic Cookies:
These are crunchy, buttery cookies that contain sweet and crunchy golden toffee bits. These are only offered in select markets as well (they are available in Denver). I’m personally not a toffee fan so I’m not that excited about this flavor. Nonetheless, they are gluten-free.
You can learn more about these new gluten-free Girl Scout cookies on the Girl Scout website.
On top of offering gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, the Girl Scouts did it right and made sure to get both cookies certified gluten-free.
My favorite Girl Scout cookie of all time are Thin Mints [NOT gluten-free]. I miss those wonderful little cookies. I used to buy tons of them and freeze them to enjoy year round.
Gluten-Free Thin Mints Alternatives
If you love and miss Thin Mints like me, I have a few suggestions for you:
(1) Try Goodie Girl Mint Slims:
These are 100 percent gluten-free cookies and even taste like Thin Mints. You can get snack packs of these cookies at Starbucks, or full-size boxes of them at various grocery stores. I’ve even seen them on the shelves of Marshalls/HomeGoods (pictured are the Vanilla Slims I found at Marshalls)! You can also purchase them on Amazon – whew!
(2) Try Lillabee’s Brownie Thins in Chocolate Mint:
These cookies offer a paleo version of Thin Mints that just might satisfy your hankering for Thin Mints (especially if you’re paleo). If you’re not paleo, (i.e., you’re just gluten-free), I suggest you coat these crunchy mint brownie cookie crisps with a smothering of melted chocolate.
You can purchase Lillabees Brownie Thin Mints on Amazon as well – yay!
(3) Recreate Your Own
Lastly, if you’re comfortable in the kitchen, you can make your gluten-free Thin Mints cookie recipe at home. I made them and they are AMAZING. I cannot say enough about these cookies except that I can finally enjoy Thin Mints again – perhaps even a better, reimagined and totally gluten-free version instead.
Get the recipe here.
There you have it – so many ways to enjoy gluten-free Girl Scouts cookie season. Which will you try (or have tried)? Please leave a comment to share.