Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

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!

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

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)!


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  • Carole
    February 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Hope Savanna’s are on that Girl Scout cookie list

  • Trish
    February 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    I saw the Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a local store and made a bee line to their table, money in hand but it was not to be. They are not yet selling the GF cookie in my area, so I had to purchase the Zero Calorie cookies, also known as, “Cash Donation.”

    I bought the book and have been gathering the ingredients for my first venture into GF bread baking. The Expandia tapioca starch was the most elusive ingredient. Neither resource in the book had it so I did a search and found it. Unfortunately, the item was approximately $7 and shipping was $12. Flour was also quite pricey–$43 for two 3-lb bags, including shipping. I can’t see myself doing that on a regular basis! Can’t we run Bob’s Red Mill through the nut grinder or food processor to make it finer?

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Trish, I’m not sure where you are buying Expandex but if you are ordering it to be shipped outside the U.S., I suggest you try Ultratex 3 instead (scroll down to #6 on this link: https://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-resources/). I’m also not sure where you are having flour shipped, but it’s more economical in all cases to just use Better Batter as your high quality all purpose gluten free flour. Good luck!

  • Lorna
    February 22, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    My heavens I had no idea there were so many kinds of Girl Scout cookies! I always have enjoyed them but here (in Canada) I’ve only ever seen either vanilla or chocolate sandwich cookies and I really like to support the girls. Recently the girls were set up at the local Walmart….but no gluten free cookies here yet…one of the leaders told me they would probably have them here in the spring. I recently purchased the Kindle version of each of your 3 books (figure I can use my tablet and not have to find a place to store yet another cookbook). Can hardly wait for the next book. Have you got Phylo pastry on your list? Love the Starbucks Oatmeal Cookies!

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      Hi, Lorna, I have been working on a recipe for phyllo dough for quite a while, and am very close, but it’s ridiculously labor-intensive! It’s also quite a lot of work to put together a post with all the step by steps. So it’s on the list, but I’m afraid not at the top!

  • Briana
    February 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Pleasure, Briana. :)

  • L R
    February 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Nicole, we in Canada don’t see many Girl Scout cookies, and only have a limited amount of choices, the GF cookies are only available at the larger centers, which we are not close to, I will definitely be in the kitchen this weekend! Many thanks!

    I have all your books and look forward to the 4th edition! My mom used to make “Malasadas” a Portuguese doughnut. I never learned how and she has been gone for many years. I have been looking for a recipe online.

    I think “Malasadas” would be a great recipe for your next book…hint, hint…;)
    Many cyber hugs and love!!

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      I’ve never heard of Malasadas, Lucy! You might be able to make do with the Glazed Yeast-Raised Donuts from Bakes Bread?

      • L R
        February 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        I put my order in for the NOW whey protein isolate and Expandex so a soon that arrives I will be baking up a storm from the GFOAS Bakes Bread. The Malasadas are from the Azores not from Portugal and I remember many eggs going into the recipe. I’m feeling a little homesick I guess and missing some of the old recipes I grew up loving. I wanted to give my family a little taste of my childhood. I suppose that’s what the internet is for to find lost loves from your childhood, whether it’s food or friends.

  • Donia Robinson
    February 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    I really hope you don’t get a notice from the Girl Scouts’ lawyers.

    P.S. My general order in the past has been Samoas and Tagalongs, but really the Tagalongs were just a ruse to make it look like I was not obsessed with Samoas. But I am. You can have my share of Thin Mints.

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Seriously, Donia! Anything is possible. :)

  • Rhonda
    February 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Tag-a-longs! I will make them this weekend…

  • Jennifer S.
    February 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    yummy yum yum! I printed off the recipes for the do-si-dos and the thanks alot. had all the room temps ready last night and then I got tired. maybe today? or this weekend for sure.

    Also are you eluding that there are MORE GS GF cookies in your next book??? :)

    • February 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      Of course, Jennifer! More more more in the next book. :)

  • Mare Masterson
    February 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Hoping oven gets fixed tomorrow so I can get baking!

    • February 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      I hope so too, Mare!

  • Brandy
    February 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    I’m going to cry. Thank you so much for this list! I haven’t had a girl scout cookie in years and seriously, it’s the little things like gluten free girl scout cookies that make life so sunny on a daily basis.

    • February 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      I totally hear you, Brandy! I really do. When you suddenly can’t have it, a cookie isn’t just a cookie any more. :)

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