Inspired by the Girl Scout Samoas, this cookie is much larger, crisper, and instead of shredded coconut, it calls for nuts. (I used walnuts. If have a nut allergy, use desiccated coconut.) With its caramel topping and chocolate coated bottoms, they are definitely indulgent. Continue reading “Gluten Free Samoas-Style Cookies (Nut-Free or Not)”
The Girl Scouts are testing a pilot project of gluten free Girl Scout cookies. They are only available in limited quantities, in limited areas. They will do follow-up research to determine if they will continue to sell them in the future. To coax them into carrying them every year, especially the Trios – yum!, I decided to order 6 extra packages to giveaway to one lucky winner. I would like to encourage everyone who wishes for gluten free Girl Scout cookies to be available in the future especially Girl Scout Trios Cookies, to enter, as a way of showing interest to the organization. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
If you wish to provide feedback to the Girl Scout organization, please leave your feedback on my Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Review page. That page serves as a platform for the Girl Scout organization to judge the level of interest within the gluten free community. There you can tell them if their cookies contain an allergen that you or your child have.
After tasting the new Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies, I knew those who were not able to find them in their area would have to taste these amazing cookies. I got right on it today. After several tweaks on baking times, height of dough, amount of invert sugar and butter, I finally did it. I knew on the last 2 batches that I baked, that I had achieved a copycat recipe of the Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies, Trios! Again, I was thinking, “OMG!” I’ve only used that term twice on this blog, but they are truly amazing. When my gluten-eating husband gets home, he’s going to flip out with joy as he loved the Trios we purchased and they were all gone. Continue reading “Copycat Gluten Free Trios Girl Scout Cookies (Flourless)”
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. Continue reading “Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2015 Review”
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.
Continue reading “Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2013 – 2014”
Refrigerated dough is so much easier to handle and prevents dough from spreading too much. In addition, chilled dough helps create crisp cookies. That’s exactly the features this cookie dough provides. They resemble the crunch of Thin Mints® Girl Scout Cookies. You’ll never miss the real thing. Continue reading “Crisp Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies / Wafers (Girl Scout Thin Mints)”
The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) is selling the first gluten free girl scout cookies, actually Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bites. In my earlier blog post, Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies and Fall Products, I stated that I would update you on the ingredients if I found them. And here they are. Continue reading “GSHOM Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies Ingredients”
The public has been clammering for gluten free girl scout cookies for quite some time now. Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies are especially sought after. However, not even the girl scouts themselves, who have allergies to wheat or are gluten intolerant, some with celiac disease, can eat their own cookies. Continue reading “Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies and Fall Products”