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Did you know tthat the Girl Scouts offer two gluten-free cookie options? Yes, it’s true, gluten-free friends, our time has come.
While it’s nice to know we have options, I’m not a huge fan of either cookie flavor. I dearly miss Thin Mints and Tagalongs. (I created my own copycat gluten-free Thin Mint cookie.)
In this post, I’ll share more information about the gluten-free Girl Scout cookie options.
Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookie Options
The Girl Scouts are officially 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 two GF cookie options include:
(1) Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip
These cookies 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 used my Nima Sensor to test the new cookies for gluten – here’s what Nima found (more like, what it didn’t find).
Please note the Nima Sensor may be out of business.
(2) Gluten-Free Toffee-tastic
Toffee-tastic cookies 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 a great option for the gluten-challenged.
You can learn more about these 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 by the GFCO.
Gluten-Free Thin Mints Alternatives
While it’s nice that that Girl Scouts considered the gluten-free community, my favorite cookie, Thin Mints, are not gluten free.
I miss those wonderful minty and chocolatey cookies so much. I used to buy tons of them during Girl Scout cookie season, and then I’d freeze them to enjoy year round.
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 vs. Mint Slims – it’s all they had at Marshalls)! You can also purchase them on Amazon.
(2) Lillabee’s Chocolate Mint Brownie Thins
Lillabee’s offers a paleo version of Thin Mints that just might satisfy your hankering for Thin Mints (especially if you’re following a paleo diet).
If it fits your diet requirements, I suggest coating these crunchy mint brownie cookie crisps with a smothering of melted chocolate. Purchase Lillabees Brownie Thin Mints on Amazon.
(3) Make Copycat Thin Mints
If you’re comfortable in the kitchen, you can make these copycat gluten-free Thin Mints cookies at home. I make them every year and they are amazing, even better than regular Thin Mints.
There are many ways to enjoy gluten-free Girl Scouts this season. The Girl Scouts offer two options, you can purchase these packaged Mint Slims, or do what I do and make your own copycat Thin Mints at home.
Which will you try (or have tried)? Please leave a comment to share.