Did you know there are two gluten-free Girl Scout cookie flavors? I test one of the cookies for hidden gluten and share what I think of both gluten-free options below. This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosures.
You know gluten-free has gone mainstream when the Girl Scouts make not one but two cookie flavors for their gluten-challenged friends. The Girl Scouts offer two cookies made without gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats.
While I’m grateful that the Girl Scouts offer gluten-free options, I’m sorry to report that neither option hold a candle to Thin Mints or Tagalongs. And sadly, the new Raspberry Rally cookies look amazing, but they are not gluten-free.
Let’s discuss gluten-free Girl Scout cookie flavors and gluten-free alternatives that taste almost like the real thing.
Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookie Flavors
As mentioned, the Girls Scouts offer two certified gluten-free cookie options, including:
(1) Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip
The Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies have a subtle caramel flavor with a hint of sea salt. They’re crunchy (not soft) and a bit dry and crumbly.
Unfortunately, gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies are only offered in select markets. I was able to get one from a friend in another state.
Remember that Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies contain oat flour, and oats are a controversial ingredient in gluten-free land.
The cookies are certified gluten-free by the GFCO, and I tested them for hidden gluten with my Nima Sensor, a portable gluten-detecting device. Nima didn’t find any gluten (smile = no gluten found).
(2) Gluten-Free Toffee-tastic Cookies
Toffee-tastic Girl Scout cookies are certified gluten-free by the NSF and offered in select markets. These are crispy, buttery cookies containing sweet and crunchy golden toffee bits.
They’re primarily made from rice flour and tapioca starch, and they don’t contain oats.
You might notice that the Toffee-tastic cookies are made on the same equipment as products containing wheat. The Girl Scouts says, “Toffee-tastic cookies are baked on a production line that is cleaned between production runs and tested to ensure the line is free of gluten.”
I don’t like the flavor of toffee, so these cookies are not for me. I did taste one, in the name of research, and thought they were okay. I thought they tasted more buttery than toffee-esque.
Gluten-Free Girl Scouts Alternatives
While I love that the Girl Scouts are being inclusive of the gluten-free community, in all honesty, the two current gluten-free cookie options don’t do much for me. The only cookies I ever dream about are Thin Mints. If you’re Thin Mint-obsessed, below are a few gluten-free options for you to consider.
(1) Goodie Girl Mint Cookies
Goodie Girl Mint Cookies are gluten-free and taste nearly identical to Thin Mints. Find them on Amazon or at many local grocery stores nationwide. I’ve even spotted them at Marshall’s and HomeGoods.
(2) Gluten-Free Mint Oreos
The gluten-free mint-flavored Oreo cookies taste like Thin Mint cookies. They’re not exactly like Thin Mints, but pretty darn close.
(3) Copycat Gluten-Free Thin Mint Cookies
If you’re really committed to having a gluten-free Thin Mint cookie again, I recommend making my copycat gluten-free Thin Mint cookie recipe. These cookies are wickedly good and taste just like the ones you miss and love.
(4) Copycat Gluten-Free Tagalongs
Outside of Thin Mints, the only other Girl Scout cookie I desperately crave are Tagalongs (known as Peanut Butter Patties in some markets). I made these copycat gluten-free Tagalongs to enjoy myself and to share with you!
More Cookie Options
Try the following gluten-free cookies and sweet treats too:
- Copycat Gluten-Free Thin Mints
- Copycat Gluten-Free Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)
- Three-Layer Gluten-Free Mint Brownies
- Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Monk Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookies Made with Almond Flour (Keto and Low-Carb)
- Classic Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten-Free Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
- No-Bake Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bars