If you wait all year for Girl Scout Cookie season, being gluten free might have brought about a sad, sad state of affairs. No more sister! I haven't yet tried the actual Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie they are testing this year (chocolate chip shortbread), but I'd be happy to support the Scouts if some cute little girl wanted to sell me some. Mostly because it's adorable.
Whether they bring back those gluten free cookies next year and even expand their offerings, or just throw in the towel next year (who knows!), it seems safe to assume that they don't plan to roll out a full line of gluten free Girl Scout Cookies. You know where that leaves us, right? My favorite place: D.I.Y. Girl Scout Cookies!
Here's a 10¢ tour of these 6 gluten free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes, and a few words to say what I love about each of them (as if you needed me to tell you what's fabulous about Girl Scout Cookies, but, anyway). Click on the link next to each description and it will take you to the full recipe.
Gluten Free Lemonade Girl Scout Cookies: Lemony shortbread sandwich cookies with a tangy lemon filling. A personal favorite, 'cause I like lemon. I use True Lemon crystals (just crystallized lemon!) to make them extra lemony. I usually find True Lemon near the sugars in the baking aisle, or near the coffee. If you can't find it in your grocery store, just ask!
Gluten Free Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies: C'mon. Chocolate covered snappy little chocolate mint cookies. Pretty much the best cookie ever invented in the history of the world. Keep them in the freezer since that is where they belong and nobody knows why. But it's the law.
Gluten Free Samoas Girl Scout Cookies (a.k.a. Caramel deLites): Okay, everybody's other favorite cookie. Even if you think you don't like coconut, it's only because you forget that Samoas have coconut. And use coconut chips, not the stringy coconut that when I was a kid was the only way coconut came, as far as I knew. Lightly toasted coconut chips are nothing like stringy shredded coconut. Unless you like the stringy shredded stuff. They're your cookies! You have my blessing to make them however you like and I should just butt OUT!
Gluten Free Tagalongs (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Patties): Crispy chocolate-covered shortbread cookies, with a fabulous peanut butter layer. Tagalongs sound special. Peanut Butter Patties sounds less special. Either way, store these in the freezer too. Do it!
Gluten Free Do-Si-Dos (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Sandwiches): A peanut butter oatmeal cookie (oh yeah), with a peanut butter filling. Peanut butter heaven.
Gluten Free Thanks-A-Lot Girl Scout Cookies: More shortbread cookies, but dipped in chocolate fudge. Which really turns out to be, basically, chocolate. But let's call it chocolate fudge. And yes, they really do taste different than just shortbread cookies. Um, they are dipped in chocolate (fudge)!