Girl Scouts Go Gluten-Free with New Cookie Flavor


With Girl Scout Cookie season on the horizon comes word of a new cookie being tested in select cities: the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

Yes, that is perhaps the most mediocre flavor when compared to the classic Thin Mint or caramel-coated Samoa, but it's a great start for those who previously weren't able to indulge in the seasonal cookie madness.

"Millions of Americans have problems eating food with gluten -- so we've created a delicious cookie just for them!" touts the Girl Scouts website. The new treat packs chocolate chips folded into a shortbread cookie dough made from rice and tapioca flour, as well as butter, cane syrup and cocoa powder.


Four of the cookies will run you at 130 calories, but [spoiler alert] they're described as "bite-size," meaning they're quite petite. Also [more spoilers!], the ladies are only offering the gluten-free confections in just a few test markets -- which excludes major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, DC and New York.

To hunt down Girl Scout cookies come February 7, you can use their tech-savvy mobile app.