That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles! A Review of Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

by Danielle Leavitt ’17

Watch out Thin Mints! There are new cookies in town, and they are not only supporting the Girl Scouts of America, but are also gluten free and incredibly delicious!

This year the Girl Scouts of America introduced not only one, but two new gluten free cookies. The first ever gluten free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookie made its debut in select markets in 2014. Next up is Toffee-tastic, a buttery cookie with toffee bits distributed throughout the soft dough. Trios have a peanut butter base with chocolate chips and whole grain oats added.

Before the Girl Scouts started selling gluten free cookies, I was not able to enjoy the delectable treats that everyone raved about. Now, I am able to indulge in the delicious cookies. My favorite new gluten free cookie is Trios because the peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate combination is amazing. The gooey chocolate chips melt in my mouth and are the perfect bite size snack.

These addictive gluten free Girl Scout cookies are available for purchase online through a Girl Scout who has her own smartphone app, individual scout sales, and at various locations around Harvard Square. Finding cookie sale locations is quick and easy by downloading the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to locate the nearest cookie sales booth, which is usually a temporary location set up near a business or store.

So gluten-free eaters, rejoice! And go grab a glass of cold milk and a gluten free Girl Scout cookie.