Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2013 – 2014

In 2012, on their own volition, one girl scout council in Michigan sold their own version of gluten free girl scout cookies (see Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies and Fall Products). Last fall, other councils also did something similar during the Fall Product Program, like the Citrus Council’s long list of gluten free goodies. This year, the Girl Scouts are officially testing gluten free girl scout cookies in 20 different areas. They’ve taken two great cookies and combined them into one, shortbread and chocolate chips.

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Girl Scout Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Cookies are the one gluten free baked good that often tastes better than their gluten-counter part. The Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies are disseminated as being no less delicious as standard girl scout cookies.


  • They are bite-sized with real chocolate chips and real butter.
  • Contain nothing artificial
  • No corn syrup, palm oil, or hydrogenated oils
  • Packaged in a 5 oz. resealable foil pouch



Flour blend (rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, guar gum, baking soda, potato starch, xanthan gum), butter, dried cane syrup, chocolate chips (evaporated cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter), water, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder (cocoa powder, vanilla), egg whites.

Allergens: Egg, milk. Made in a facility that processes soy, tree nuts, and peanuts.

For full nutritional facts click here.


Gluten Free Certified

Not only are these gluten free girl scout cookies certified gluten free, but they are double certified. The Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) certifies them at being under 5 parts per million gluten (ppm). Not only do they guarantee them to be void of any wheat, rye, or barley, but oats, as well. In addition, the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) certifies them to be under 10 ppm gluten. The FDA requires a maximum of 20 ppm.


Use or Freeze Before Date

You may have noticed on regular Girl Scout Cookie packages there is Use or Freeze Before date on the boxes. In the case of the Gluten Free Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies, they have a shorter shelf life compared to their gluten cookies.


Where to Buy Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

While the cookies are not yet part of the official Girl Scout cookie program yet, they are testing them out for popularity in their 2013 – 2014 season in 20 different areas. If you wish to see more gluten free Girl Scout cookies in the future, be sure to purchase them if they are available in your area. See below for available areas.

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast

Girl Scouts of Central California South

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Girl Scouts of Citrus

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts of Heart of Central California

Girl Scouts of Maine

Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin Lakes & Pines

Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Girl Scouts of Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont 

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of Western NY

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast


About the Bakers of Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

ABC Bakers, a subsidiary of Interbake Foods LLC, is one of the official bakers of Girl Scout Cookies and the oldest. ABC Bakers is the oldest licensed Girl Scout Cookie baking facility. They became official Girl Scout Cookie Bakers in 1937.


Allergen Update:

Per one of my Facebook followers,

“I picked up my gluten free cookies today and have some very important information… The packaging doesn’t mention anything about nut allergies but I spoke to the manufacturers today and they ARE produced on shared equipment.. So, NOT nut allergy safe.”

Your Feedback 

They will be watching for sales and feedback. Leave a comment below with your feedback. I will start off by stating that I love this idea. Unfortunately, since I am allergic to tapioca, I will not be able to purchase any gluten free girl scout cookies.

3 Replies to “Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2013 – 2014”

  1. I have now started the GF life and sadly that means the boxes of thin mints I recently purchased have to be given to family memers to enjoy instead of me. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would agree that GF THIN MINTS would be amazing!!! I would absolutely buy those and I am sure they would be very popular with the GF members of the world. :) Food for thought.

  2. Share this on Facebook: ” Enter this giveaway – @Enjoy Life Foods Allergen-Friendly Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Baking Chocolate…

  3. It would be great if these gluten free cookies would be offered permanently. GSUSA would have more sales by reaching out to this segment of the population.

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