Every year, I buy a few boxes of Girl Scout Cookies– they are so familiar that I feel like I know those scouts depicted on the boxes! I like to support my local troops, but I give the boxes to family members. As yummy as I know they are, they aren’t worth the pain and suffering for me. Oh, how I would love to buy a box of gluten free cookies from my local Girl Scouts one day! There is a petition requesting an allergen free cookie from the Girl Scouts (you can sign it here). Unforunately, it doesn’t look like they will be releasing a GF cookie anytime soon. According to the Girl Scout’s FAQs:
Q: Why don’t you offer cookies that are whole-wheat, wheat-free, non-dairy, dairy-free, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, organic, low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, low-fat, non-fat, fat-free, etc.?
A: Because Girl Scout cookies are produced just once a year and for a limited time, our bakers never achieve the volume required to support the specific production of specialty cookies. The demand has not been great enough to make it economically feasible, however our bakers continue to experiment and have a commitment to ensuring there is always a “healthful” cookie in their line-up.
Each of our bakers strives to use the most healthful ingredients available in the production of one of America’s most treasured sweet treats. Consumers should check the labels of all of the products they eat, including Girl Scout cookies. You may just find a variety that fits within your dietary restrictions or goals.
Fortunately, I stumbled upon some wonderful lists of cookie recipes that recreate Girl Scout cookies with gluten free flours! There is a whole community of gluten intolerant people pining for those all-American cookies! Our local Girl Scout Cookie season has ended, but for those of us looking to get our hands dusty with gluten free flour, it is only beginning! Thin Mints were once my favorites, so I’m going to start there. What about you? If you try any of the recipes, please comment below and tell us how they turned out!
Jules Gluten Free Round ‘em Up! Girl Scout Cookies on Parade!
The Gluten Free Lab Gluten free Girl Scout Cookie Taste-Alikes
Fork and Beans Girl Scout Cookie Recipes
Cybele Pascal Allergy Free Girl Scout Cookies
Raising Allergy Kids Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Recipes
Instructables Unauthorized Girl Scout Cookie Recipes (not GF, so substitute your favorite all-purpose GF flour)