I am pleased to announce that the 2014 – 2015 cookie season includes two gluten free offerings. The cookies are part of a pilot program and are only available through participating councils while supplies last.
Gluten Free Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies
The Girl Scouts have two separate companies that do their baking for them. The one I was fortunate to purchase is the their Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies, which is made by ABC Smart Cookies. Most gluten free cookies contain tapioca, to which I am allergic. Lucky for me, these are free of tapioca as well as other starches. The cookies are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), made in a dedicated gluten free facility and are free of artificial ingredients and corn syrup.
Ingredients: Certified gluten free whole grain oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose soya lecithin), peanut butter (peanuts, salt), butter (sweet cream, salt), pure cane brown sugar, pure cane sugar, eggs, invert sugar, water and baking soda. Contains: Peanuts, milk, eggs & soy.
To learn where to purchase Trios, click here.
Toffee-tastics Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies
The other baker, Little Brownie Bakers makes their Toffee-tastic gluten free girl scout cookies. Unfortunately, I was not able to obtain them in my area. Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies are certified gluten-free by NSF. They ensure that products meet the FDA’s guidelines for gluten free labeling (products are below 20 parts per million (ppm). They are not made in a dedicated gluten free facility; but they are Kosher.
Gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies are described as being rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy and golden toffee bits. However, many of my Facebook followers describe them differently.
To learn the nutritional values of Toffee-tastics, click here.
Both cookies are made in limited quantities and available in limited areas.
The gluten free community is proud of the efforts that Girl Scouts are making for them.
Recipes for Homemade Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies