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Healthy Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season.

No flour + no sugar + no trans fat, and so addictive! Make your own here:

And you know what that means…

Tagalongs! Thin Mints! Do Si Dos!

Or whatever cookies they’re selling nowadays. (Mango Cremes? What??)

homemade tagalongs

I will stick with the classic.

Today’s recipe is for homemade copycat Tagalongs – those fat peanut butter patties with a shortbread crust and thick chocolate coating.

Until they come out with healthy girl scout cookies (or at least vegan girl scout cookies) I’m not letting the girl scouts have all the fun: I just make my own! Last week I set up a “girl scout cookie factory” in the kitchen. By the end of the night, my little factory had successfully churned out batches of healthy Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs – all whole-grain, gluten-free, vegan, and without the trans fats unfortunately still found in regular girl scout cookies. (At least one of the girl scout cookie suppliers, ABC Smart Cookies, does now offer some vegan options: Thin Mints, PB Patties, Mango Cremes, Thanks-a-Lots, and Lemonades. But the cookies are manufactured by two different companies; if the ones offered in your area are made by Little Brownie Bakers—as are the ones where I live—none of the options are vegan.)

It makes no sense to me why an institution concerned with bringing up healthy young girls continues to produce and promote cookies containing artery-clogging trans fats when alternative baking methods exist. I get that cookies aren’t supposed to be healthy… but why keep the trans fats? Even Oreos got rid of trans fats in their cookies.

Seriously, you won’t miss the trans fats in these healthy girl scout cookies.

They are just really good.

healthy girl scout tagalong cookies!

If only you could clone cookies in real life. Imagine… an endless supply of cookies!

(For Thin Mints fans, there’s a recipe for Healthy Thin Mints in the Chocolate-Covered Katie Cookbook!)

no sugar, no butter, no flour!

Healthy Girl Scout Cookie Tagalongs

  • 1 cup almond flour (Or make your own by grinding slivered almonds in a vita-mix, blender, or coffee grinder. Be sure it’s finely ground) (100g)
  • a little over 1/8 tsp salt (1/8 plus 1/16 tsp)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • stevia to taste OR 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey (30g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil (15g)
  • For stevia version: 1 tbsp milk of choice, added with the liquid ingredients (15g) For maple syrup version: up to 2 level teaspoons milk of choice or extra oil, only as needed (5-10g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • about 18 tsp peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter of choice) (85g)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or my healthy chocolate sauce

Combine all liquid ingredients (except milk of choice if using maple syrup version, and not including peanut butter). In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (except pb and chocolate chips) and stir very well. Now mix wet into dry and keep stirring, breaking up clumps as you mix—it may seem dry at first, and you can add the extra 2 tsp milk or oil (I did add this when I made the maple syrup version), but do not add any more liquid than the recipe calls for. It will eventually form something that can either be squished into a ball with your hands or put into a plastic bag and smushed from inside the bag (the less-messy option). Roll out dough to cut-out-cookie width, either between sheets of parchment paper or from inside the bag, then cut with a circle cutter or the rim of a small glass. Freeze dough at least 20 minutes before cooking 10-13 minutes (depending on desired crispiness) at 325 F on a greased cookie sheet. Let cool another 10 minutes before even attempting to remove cookies from the sheet. They should firm up nicely. For troubleshooting, see nutrition link below.

Spread a little under 1 tsp of the nut butter on each cookie and place them on a wire rack over a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Melt the chocolate (very carefully and slowly, as chocolate burns fast), then spread chocolate over the cookie tops (or use two spoons to dip the cookies). Chill cookies for a few minutes so chocolate hardens. (If using the coconut coating, as opposed to chocolate chips, cookies should be stored in the fridge due to the low melting point of coconut oil.)

View Healthy Tagalongs Nutrition Facts

healthy girl scout cookies

Oh dear.

Question of the Day: Do you ever buy girl scout cookies?

As much as I’m frustrated with those in charge of the organization, I very much want to support the actual girl scouts – I remember the excitement of dressing up in the full Brownie uniform, then going door to door or setting up shop at a grocery store. I’ll always  buy a box from every girl scout who asks, and I tell them to donate the box to the troops. (Most girl scout chapters have programs set up so you can do this.)

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  1. Samantha says:

    The last two years a local vegan family has been doing a special vegan “girl scout themed” bake sale at one of our vegan restaurants. It has been extremely successful. Depending on the cookie manufacture, they aren’t even accidentally vegan in our area. I agree with you, I love supporting them, cookies aside.

    Wonderful recipe. Maybe on my list to make today! Thank you. Sam

  2. Samantha says:

    PS. looking forward to your other girl scout recipes!

  3. Oh Girl Scout cookies… Those things get me in trouble! Tagalongs and Samoas are easily my favorite, but I don’t think I could resist any of them. These look great!

  4. cathy says:

    Thin Mints and Thanks-a-lot are vegan, at least in the northeast (there are different bakers of GSC across the country). Doesn’t mean they are as healthy as these, but they are free of animal products.

  5. You could use your influence to start a petition to get them to remove the Trans Fat – I’m sure you’d get thousands of signatures!

  6. I’m curious as to why you are frustrated with the people in charge of the organization? I always thought they were pretty awesome in their support of transgender girls who want to be Girl Scouts, their inclusion of non-heteronormative families, and their support of healthy sexual education for girls, sometimes using Planned Parenthood as a resource.

    1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

      That’s EXACTLY the reason why I’m so worried about this organization.
      It needs better leaders, and better morals, in my humble opinion :) If only they were as good as the Boy Scouts *sigh* oh well!

      1. M says:

        Ummm didn’t the Boy Scouts have a lot of sexual abuse scandals??? Also, who is to say any of the things listed above are not “moral”????? They don’t result in anyone getting hurt, and quite frankly don’t affect anyone beyond the person/family. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to only refer to things that we are comfortable with as moral.

        1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

          I probably should have clarified when I said “good as the Boy Scouts”- I meant in their refusal to harm the boys by allowing homosexuals in as leaders. Sorry for the vagueness, they definitely have their problems as well. But I strongly believe in their mission of raising kids to be good citizens of this nation with traditional values of family, work, and courage :) I’m afraid that’s going away fast. I do support an alternative to girl scouts that espouses these traditional values! As for “moral”, I am a Christian and my definition of moral is based on what God says in His Word (the Bible). Sorry, for the long comment, and I don’t wanna preach!

          1. Michelle says:

            The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. They have a policy of inclusion for all girls no matter of race, creed, or political affiliation. I’m not sure how anyone could argue with that?

          2. Josie says:

            I think it’s better for you to not clarify. Some people just need to have closed mouths instead of closed minds.

          3. Anonymous says:

            right? oy.

          4. Anonymous says:

            you’re a bigoted monster, and have a pretty selective view of the bible.
            but the cookies look awesome.

          5. Sam says:

            If you really “don’t want to preach,” if that is a sincere ly stated comment, then why are you? Your words hurt my ears.

        2. Rachel says:

          I think it all depends on who decides whats wrong and whats right.

          1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

            I don’t know why I’m logged in as Katie, I’m not- I’m Sarah:)
            @anonymous- I don’t think anything I said merited name-calling. I was just expressing my views, but I do want to apologize, I don’t want to make this a huge discussion or anything :)
            @ Josie: I don’t have a closed mind, I am open to all forms of thinking, and came to this thinking myself. Just because I believe in something doesn’t make me closed minded. If you met me, I’m sure you wouldn’t think that. I respect everyone and their will to do what they want, I just ask that you respect my freedom to speak what I believe :)

          2. Kelly says:

            I too believe the Girl Scouts are a good organization for the most part and agree with your view regarding moral behavior. Remember, liberals are tolerant….as long as you always agree with their point of view & opinions! :-)

          3. Anonymous says:

            Funny, I know a few conservatives with the very same attitude…

          4. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

            LOL, SO true Kelly!

          5. mc says:

            I think its huge mistake for you to include your political and religious views on a cooking blog! Good luck, but I am not unfollowing!

          6. It is definitely your choice to unfollow if you wish… But I did want to note (in case anyone else sees this comment) that Sarah is a commenter. I’m not sure… Did you mistake that comment as being from me?

        3. Anonymous says:

          It isn’t about comfort it’s about Truth and God’s Truth is evident in how our bodies are made. It is not OK to assume that just because someone states that something isn’t “right” that it’s just their comfort level. For example, do you think it’s right for men to have sex with 3 year olds? If not, why not? Are you just not comfortable with the idea? I hope that helps to illustrate that there are clear right and wrong and we need to deal with it even if it makes us uncomfortable.

      2. Melissa says:

        Yeah, kicking out gay folks, being bigoted, disallowing Atheists… boy scouts are SUPER moral. Girls Scouts (and equality, compassion, rationality) FTW! Love the Girl Scouts.

        I had my momma get me the vegan ones since the cookies back home in WI are from ABC. 😀 Sadly, here in MN we have the darn Little Brownie (nothing vegan) Bakers. *fistshake*

        1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

          Umm, why shouldn’t they disallow atheists when they were founded on a duty to God. It’s part of their organization.

        2. Anonymous says:

          The issue here is of free association. The people who chose to become members and join an organization, you are expressing a willingness to abide by that organization’s guidelines. The members are free to leave anytime they wish but that doesn’t mean that the organization should have to change their rules to meet societal “demands”.

          Do you think that an LGBT group should be forced to have a Bible-believing Christian as one of their office bearers? Would you say that they are immoral for not allowing that? What do you think?

      3. Anonymous says:

        I totally agree with you.

      4. Odessa says:

        Well, I WAS going to make this recipe. Now I’m ordering the actual Girl Scout version.

    2. Michelle says:

      I don’t necessarily want to get into a political debate, I think Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization that promotes inclusion, tolerance and allowing girls to become leaders in their communities. It must be pointed out that Girl Scouts has no affiliation with Planned Parenthood.

      1. Jessica says:


        I agree with you. This is not the forum for political debates or even to discuss differences in opinion regarding what is moral. I was a Girl Scout in the DC area for 7 years and think that, depending on the leaders, can be an amazing place for girls to come together. The lessons I learned I still carry with me as a 30-something adult. Personally, I don’t agree with the discrimination by the Boy Scouts and would NEVER allow my son to be part of an organization that is so hateful. But, as parents, that is your prerogative. If you don’t like what the GSA is doing, keep your kids away, just don’t shun others for their choice to embrace the differences of others. The cookie sales are a way to teach girls about the entrepreneurial spirit, managing money, and teamwork to raise money for the cause.

        Katie’s recipes are amazing and an alternative for vegans or other special diet needs. I would definitely make these at a Girl Scout meeting to explain different dietary needs and having fun learning to cook. Keep up the great recipes, Katie! I’m sorry this discussion got out of hand :)

    3. Anonymous says:

      i think she’s talking about having the kids peddle transfats, when the cookies could easily be healthier. :)

      1. Jessica says:

        They do need to be healthier, but that was part of my education from the GSA. We learned to make healthy meals and it only reinforced my desire to be a Chef, which I am now, and I specialize in diets with restrictions (gluten-free, sugar-free, etc.). One or two GS cookies isn’t going to kill anyone. The problem is in our glutenous society where people eat a whole box at a time!

    4. Haley says:

      True. Even though when I was a girl scout we didn’t discuss any of this (90s-00s), I am very proud to have been a part of an organization that is continuing to accept and love all girls and help them grow up to be understanding and educated women.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Haha I was a Girl Scout so we bought a lot of cookies! I actually bought some thin mints yesterday from some girls set up on a Chicago sidewalk! I count eat them (gluten) but I have them as a hostess gift to the woman hosting our Chicago logger book club that I was on my way to!

  8. Oh, Katie, I wish you’d posted this recipe before I did my gluten-free Girl Scout cookie recipe roundup! They look amazing! Will have to include them next year for sure. :-) Will share on my gfe Facebook page later though. 😉


  9. ES says:

    I used to buy GS cookies. Then I saw the GMOs used in the list of ingredients (this was waaaay before I overhauled my nutrition) and I wanted to throw up.

  10. Katie, you made me the happiest girl in the world. Gluten-free tagalongs! And not just gluten free, but grain free, too!!!! 😀 I’m super excited and will make these immediately!

    I actually try to avoid the Girl Scouts completely *hides face in shame*. They always make me feel so guilty when I say no. I didn’t know you could donate the cookies to troops, though, so I think I’ll do that the next time.

    1. Dianne says:

      I have not bought GSC for many years since I found out who really gets all the money for the sales and don’t like the exploiting of children to make money,for the same reason I don’t support school “fundraisers” and am a teacher. Donate to the local group or school directly and make your own cookies using these wonderful recipes KT works so hard coming up with for us. Thank you KT!

      1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

        I agree Dianne!

      2. La Alhambra says:

        I disagree Dianne!

        1. Jennifer says:

          FYI in our council, 50 cents from each box, which we sell for $3.50, goes into our troop budget. The girls also earn gift cards which help to defray the cost of badges and programs. The rest of the money goes to your LOCAL council. We are not a “big selling” troop, but our girls do learn how to organize, meet the public, manage money and set goals. Thanks to all who help other moms like myself who teach so many life skills through this organization.

  11. I am jumping up and down and doing a happy dance. Tagalongs are my FAVORITE Girl Scout cookie! I was in GS for 10 years and sold cookies every year and so I still buy from the scouts I know. I like to support their efforts too even though, let’s be honest, the ingredients aren’t ideal and you’re getting 15 cookies per box… although maybe that’s a good thing?? :)

    Really excited to try these and am even more excited that they aren’t full of soy! Hurray!!

  12. April says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe Katie! I have only ever tried Savannah Smiles and Thin Mints- ones that I stole from my friends when I was younger. The girl scouts always seemed to miss my house, and now that I’m a healthy eater I wouldn’t eat them anyways. I like the idea of donating a box though. I’ve always wanted to try each type of cookie, so I’ve been hoarding healthy recipes of them and this one looks really good! Thanks!

  13. Alyssa says:

    Those look delicious! I’m drooling over here :-)

  14. These look delish! However it’s a real struggle to get the same low calorie PB here in the UK that you guy’s have access to. This is painful as I am a PB addict!
    Plus…I saw ‘Scout Girl Cookies’ on ‘Despicable Me’ and had no idea until recently it was actually something that young girls really did! I felt somewhat silly… Perhaps as an adult I should not confess such things! :)

    1. I’m not sure if Katie has a recipe, but there are quite a few recipes floating around the internet to mix PB with white beans and blend them up. You’ll have lower calorie peanutbutter with bonus nutrition, without having to order fancy U.S. brands online :) Tastes just like PB and has a good texture– the low calorie peanutbutters you can buy at the store are really liquidy!

  15. Katie says:

    Do you think I could use garbanzo bean flour? or would it alter the taste too much?

  16. Lisa says:

    I’ve never tried a girl scout cookie in my life! I feel like the only person that hasn’t!
    I used to have this weird fear of eating things people sold as a kid, so I’m guessing that’s why haha. Halloween was not the best of times for me.

  17. Ohhhh tagalongs. So good. I’m glad for a healthy copy cat recipe. I’m only a sometimes-vegan, so it’s hard to have the willpower to turn away a tasty cookie, even if I know it’s not a healthy one. I don’t have the “but it has dairy” holding me back.

    SO glad to see a healthy tagalong recipe to keep me away from the unhealthy ones AND I wont have to wait 2-3 weeks to actually get to eat my cookies :) Can’t wait for the other recipes!

  18. Sadie says:

    EEEK! I’m so excited about these!! and how perfectly serendipitous. I was just eating a couple of the real tagalongs last night thinking how horrible they are for me and the kids, wondering how I could make them myself. Then, this morning I pop on here to discover that you recreated my guilty little treat of last night. Lovely. The boys will be very happy when I unveil these to them :)

  19. Allison says:

    I am so happy about this post. So so happy.

  20. Kathleen Casey says:

    Oh my. Dare I say it? These sound yummier than the originals! Thank you!

  21. Darn you Katie! Now I have to make these tonight! I am so glad I found your blog. I love how creative you are!

  22. Stephanie says:

    OMG!! Katie, first off I have only discovered your website a few weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE your recipes! So easy and best of all, clean and natural ingredients!! But I think you have seriously outdone yourself by recreating girl scout cookies! Samoas and Tagalongs are my FAVORITE!!! and now I can feel better about eating them! Thanks so much for all your amazing recipes!

  23. Katie! These look amazing!! I love that you used almond flour.

    My mom being a teacher always come home with lots of boxes from her students, but this year she just bought two boxes of Thin Mints, gave them to my brother, and that was that :) My favorite is the shortbread, but with allergies and junk I can’t have them. If asked though, I would probably do the same as you. I didn’t even know that was an option!

  24. Kristen F. says:

    I loved girl scout cookies growing up. But as an adult and a nutritionist I’ve come to realize how awful they are! Who needs the trans-fats and preservatives? (Plus we never have cash on us!) I’d love to support the scouts though, I was a scout for 12 years and hopefully would like to get back into it one day!

    It’s a great idea about sending them to the troops; I’m sure they’d appreciate a taste of home. Thanks for the healthified Tag-a-longs! The hubby will be happy since they’re his favs! Me, I’m a Samoa type: caramel, chocolate, shortbread, coconut; what’s not to love?!

    1. Marianne says:

      So GSC are nutritionally so awful you won’t eat them but you’ll send them to your troops?

  25. Becca says:

    Yummmmm! These look great! I have to make them.
    I actually do buy girl scout cookies. I don’t eat vegan, and I enjoy a splurge every now and then. I bought thin mints, which were my favorite, and the Savannah smiles (my new favorite).

  26. Vegan Woman says:

    I am in luck with this post! Peanut Butter Patties are my favorite Girl Scout Cookie. I saw the Girl Scouts outside the market this weekend and sadly have to pass by because of their ingredients! Thank you for this!

  27. Gypsy says:

    tell me you will post the Samoas!

    1. MamaNic says:

      Ditto! I loooove Samoas!

  28. Olivia says:

    I hope you will post a Samoa recipe soon! Thank you for your amazing recipes. I love them!

    1. Juli says:

      Wow! I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to these…. can’t wait for the samoas!!!!

  29. Mike says:

    If you think you are supporting the cute little girl who comes to you door, think again. Most of the money you spend doesn’t go to that girl’s troop, it goes to the overall Girl Scouts organization. The actual troop sees very little of the money. Unlike the Boy Scouts where the kid actually gets lots of cash personally to do whatever he wants with. You’re better off to just write a check to eh girl’s troop with a $5 donation since they’d get to keep all of that instead of just 10-15% of the box price.

    This is the first year we didn’t buy a single GS cookie, mainly because of the ingredients. My wife is working on making homemade versions to give out to friends in exchange for a donation to our daughter’s troop.

  30. Oh, thanks for this! I feel so bad turning down all the Girl Scouts when they offer me cookies this time of year. Memphis Scouts go through LBB, so no vegan options here. I’d totally buy those vegan ones if I lived in a place that had them. But until then, I’ll have to make my own healthier ones!

  31. Charli says:

    Do you think rice flour would be ok to use instead? I don’t have almond to hand and want to make these noww :) x

    1. Anonymous says:

      I’m currently making these now and used brown rice flour…the dough is in the freezer now so I hope they turn out okay! :)

  32. Debbie P. says:

    Yes, please, please post a Samoa recipe… I miss those guys!!!

  33. I would have LOVED to be in your kitchen with all those cookies coming out, yum!

  34. Um, yum. Thank you for posting this. This might finally stop me from stealing boxes of girl scout cookies every time I walk by one of their tables. Now those kids won’t chase me all over the store crying that I took their cookies.

    I hope that was just in my head.

  35. Mary Beth says:

    oh my girl scout goodness. i gave up sweets for Lent but can be sure: these will be the FIRST thing I make on Easter Sunday!

  36. Erica says:

    I’m eating one as I type…. :)My husband just bought 3 boxes on Saturday from our neighbor while I bought two from the other neighbor girl…eek! The lemon cookies and the peanut butter chocolate one’s are actually vegan. I was surprised that the PB cookie one was not. This recipe looks fantastic.

  37. Amy says:

    Did I read correctly that you made a healthy version of Samoas? I would LOVE to try them! Do you have a recipe posted?

    1. Not yet. The bottom needs work :)

      1. Gotcha! I’ve got something to look forward too! :)

  38. Ashleigh says:

    I was so Giddy this morning when i saw the post come through my email on this! Is there another flour that can be subsituted for the almond flour? I have a tree nut allergy, thank goodness not a peanut allergy!

  39. If you could send me a box of these I’d be in heaven.

  40. J says:

    I must admit, I had a samoa cookie last Saturday. It was a little treat to myself, but it didn’t taste the same as they used to. They weren’t as good as they used to make them..very dry and lacking flavor. :(

    Your recipe looks great!! :)

  41. Claire Hutchinson says:

    I really want to have your recipe for thin mints! Those are one of my favorite things ever!

    1. Katy says:

      Yes! Please share the Thin Mint recipe (and the other GS cookie recipes)!

  42. Amanda says:

    These look amazing! and I’ve had a craving for some tagalongs or samoas lately! :) if I make these, how long will they stay good?

    1. Mine lasted a few days in a glass container.

  43. della says:

    Former Girl Scout leader checking in here. A few years ago, the cookies were reformulated to eliminate trans fats. A few still have less than 0.5% that can legally be labelled “zero trans fat” while many are completely trans fat free.

    As far as who gets the money, the troop receives some (and it varies based on whether or not the troops choose to receive incentive prizes or not), the Council receives a lot, and the cookie baker usually receives less than $1 per box. The Council keeps up the camp properties allowing the girls to camp for nearly free. Many properties have to maintain swimming pools, cabins, tents, archery equipment, kayaks, and may even have horses to feed so that girls can have some pretty amazing experiences. The Council also put on events that are highly subsidized so that girls of all socioeconomic levels can have quality and varied experiences. Cookie sales are absolutely vital to this!

    That said, it’s only once a year for about 3 weeks of booths. It’s so much better to politely say, “No thanks, not now!” to the girls who don’t understand dietary needs, politics, or the economy. (You wouldn’t believe how rude people can be to children!) If you want to help the GS organization but do not want the cookies, buy a box for our troops. If you give a donation to the troop that is there, they can keep 100% of it to use for the troop (no girl can keep any proceeds of her cookie sales). Hope this helps!

    Meanwhile, for the other 49 weeks of the year or if the offered cookies don’t meet your dietary needs, we need Katie’s recipes to replicate that great taste. :)

    1. Unfortunately, I think the labels are misleading… They are allowed to say no trans fat per serving, but it adds up if you eat more than one serving (and who doesn’t? ;)). I would love to see them take out the partially-hydrogenated oils from the cookies.

      I agree with you completely about supporting the girls. They don’t personally make the cookies, so why on earth would someone lecture them or yell at them? And yet I’ve heard that this really does happen.

  44. MMmmmm… a delicious version of GS cookie. And I love the idea of donating to the troops!

  45. Oh yum! These look so good! I’m hoping you post the others you made too….will have to make some! :)

  46. Believe it or not, I’ve never had tagalongs. They sound delicious! I normally get the shortbread cookies. I know, boring, but they are my favorite :)

  47. trajayjay says:

    It is sad they encourage girls to sell cookies with bad stuff in them. Too bad Samoas are so damn good tasting. I wonder if the Girl Scout cookie company is upset that you’re advertising a way people could make cookies at home for less money and less trans crap

  48. Caroline says:

    I cannot wait to make these! Thank you for this recipe. My daughter is a Girl Scout but I don’t eat gluten or dairy and I have had a hard time cookies around my house.

  49. Jacquelyn says:

    Yay! Girl Scout cookies always did me wrong, looking forward to these:). My hubby’s favorite is thin mints :). Cannot wait for that recipe and make those for him!!! He can buy and enjoy and I’m always jealous. Not any more :)

  50. I love girl scout cookies and I love making healthy desserts so I cant wait to try these. I am pretty sure I have all the ingredients too!

  51. Ana says:

    I was touched by this post, because I stand up for the exact same opinion.
    Thank you for the amazing blog and brilliant mind.

  52. Mary says:

    I think I love you… :)

  53. Sierra says:

    Katie, these are gluten free, healthy Tagalogs. You are officially my hero, thank you so much for creating this recipe. I cannot wait to try it out! 😀

  54. Chloe says:

    I believe Girl Scout Cookies are actually trans fat free now, and have been for a few years.

    From their website: “Girl Scouts of the USA is proud that all Girl Scout Cookies are “zero trans fat per serving” with the same great taste that has made them one of America’s favorite treats over the years.”

    You might want to revise your post :)

    1. I’m glad they’re taking a step in the right direction, but “no trans fat per serving” isn’t the same as having no trans fat, because it can add up if (if?) you eat more than one serving. I would love to see them take out the partially-hydrogenated oils from the cookies.

  55. Jaime says:

    Girl Scout cookies are made with crack.
    It’s SO TOUGH to have “just one…or two….or five…”

    I don’t like the shortbread crust of tagalongs but I may just do your recipe at some point in my life because
    Nutritional info is based on 20 peanut-butter-topped cookies, and it does include the chocolate coating.

    Holy crap, WIN.

    Any chance you’ll be posting recipes to the others? Say….thin mints?? *bats eyes*

  56. Heather says:

    10 minutes ago the little girl that lives two doors down from me dropped off the two boxes of tagalongs I had ordered. I opened the box and ate one and my very first thought was “I hope Katie adds a recipe for these. That would just be PERFECT.” When I opened up my email and saw the Tagalongs in my inbox I just started cracking up. Thanks for reading my mind Katie!

    1. Too funny! Next, you should wish for a million dollars.
      Just to see what happens ;).

  57. Victoria says:


    I’m not sure if someone has already pointed this out, but on your cookie page, I think you have the wrong picture for the gluten-free chocolate lace cookies.

    I’ve never bought a box of girl scout cookies… but I’ve tried a few before. I love thin mints, and this other lemon cookie was pretty good too (I don’t know the name)

  58. Olivia says:


    I am probably missing something very obvious, but are your nutritional info boxes based on the sugar or stevia versions?? I have never been able to figure it out. I always use the sugar versions and eat them any way, but I was curious!

    1. Unless otherwise stated (which is sometimes the case, the nutritional info is for the lower-calorie ingredient. In this case, I don’t think it would make a giant difference since there are only 2 tbsp maple syrup for the entire recipe. So just 6 more calories per cookie.

  59. Liza says:

    Wait, 18tsp of peanut butter? Really? This is the same as 6 tbsp. Sounds tasty!

    1. Haha yes it is the same thing. But I listed it this way so people can measure it out onto individual cookies. Personally I wouldn’t even bother to measure. Just slap some pb on each cookie! But I know people want specific measurements.

  60. Claire says:

    I was SO excited to see this post that I made them tonight! I had trouble with the dough; it just wouldn’t hold together. I added more liquid in very small doses and I think I ended up adding about a tablespoon each of milk and oil. I used all purpose flour instead of almond flour, so that could have been the problem.

    1. Unfortunately, ap flour is very different from almond flour and they can’t usually be subbed on a 1-for-1 ratio.

  61. Carroll says:

    Yes!!!! Thank you! I’m waiting for the rest of the cookies now!

  62. Thanks so much for a great Paleo friendly recipe! My 6 yr old is selling girl scout cookies this year and it has ruined my eating. After loading, unloading, storing, distributing and sorting 900 boxes for her troop, I caved and had to try my favorites again. I’ve regained my will power though, especially after reading the ingredients in them. I really wish an organization that is suppose to help girls grow would make at least one healthier cookie option. Until then, the troops will get the rest of mine.

  63. These look great and are healthy! The real girl scout cookies taste good, and I do want to support the girls, but most of them are loaded with trans fat! Also, for me it is dangerous to have a whole bunch of cookies just sitting around my apartment! :-)

  64. Karen says:

    Wow! Eager to try. Can’t wait til you share your Samoas take. Thanks & YUM.

  65. Katie says:

    As someone who was just put on a gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, and soy-free diet by a naturopath…Thank you. So much. I am ridiculously happy right now. 😀

  66. Andrea says:

    Mmm, I haven’t had girl scout cookies in forever! Even since before I overhauled my diet! I live in Canada now, and while we do have Girl Guides, I’ve never seen them selling cookies. Strange, now that I think about it. I am sure they do sell cookies.

  67. Rachel says:

    This is great! There has been an odd lack of Girl Scouts in my town and I’ve been craving their cookies. Are you going to post recipes for the other cookies you created? Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs happen to be my favorites, too!

    1. Yes, I need to photoshoot the thin mints and test the samoas base a little more first, though.

  68. Trena says:

    I haven’t had a girl scout cookie in over 5 years – been GF since then.
    I just made these cookies. They taste just like I remember.
    I sub-ed a few things in case you’re interested: oat flour for the almond flour, I added a little honey and dried soy milk to the nut butter to make the inside a bit more like a PB ball or imitation Reeses PB cup filling. My cookies aren’t as beautiful as yours, but they are yummy! Thank you, thank you.

    1. I love your substitution ideas. Thanks for trying the cookies!

  69. Alice says:

    Hi Katie,

    Looks yummy!

    Just a question about the measurement. I have Bob’s Redmill almond flour, which is 28g for 1/4 cup. A full cup would be 112g, but your recipe calls for 75g of flour. Which amount should I include — a full cup or 75g, which would actually be less than 3/4 cup?


    1. If you do have a food scale, I would go with the grams. Cup measurement grams can be off (or can differ) depending on whether you pack the cup or not. Also, not all measuring spoons/cups are exactly the same; some are off! That’s one of the reasons I highly recommend anyone who is into baking invest in a food scale. :)

  70. Katie says:

    If you’re worried about supporting gays, don’t donate cookies to the troops! The military is filled with queer women and men. I am one.

    1. Hi Katie,

      I’m not sure if you mistook someone else’s comment on this post as my own. I have absolutely no problem supporting gays.

      1. katie says:

        Oh! Ok good, high five.

        1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

          I don’t think there’s anything wrong with supporting the troops, even if you don’t support gays. Gay or not, they do a tremendous service to keep our liberty, and as someone who doesn’t support gays, I thank every soldier, regardless of orientation for it. We have THE BEST military. I would give ’em some cookies in a heartbeat, no matter who they are.

  71. Michael says:

    Katie. I always get frustrated when i find great looking stuff I want to try and bake, and then I read the directions and they say I have to put things in the freezer, which leaves me crestfallen. I live in a country where the common freezer has about enough room for a frozen pizza and a few ice cubes and not much more. Can I make these without the freezing step? Would they work if I left them overnight in the regular refridgerator?

    1. As long as you don’t use the coconut-oil chocolate, you can easily just “set” the chocolate in the fridge.

  72. I agree! I had a hard time encouraging my girls to sell something I didn’t want them to eat! Love this healthier version! (I’m also baffled by why so many Easy Bake Oven mixes are full of trans fat…yikes!)

  73. SweetToothGirl says:

    I can never get my desserts to turn out as beautifully as yours, PLEASE start a delivery business – chocolate covered katie desserts, order-able throughout the US! Pretty please? I would pay A LOT for your treats!

    1. Haha I might eat them all before they could be delivered ;).

  74. Hannah says:

    Mmmm! I buy Girl Scout cookies, mostly Thin Mints and Tagalongs! These look super good.

  75. Jamie says:

    I’m fairly certain that no matter what food choices I make for the rest of my life, Thin Mints will be one of them :) I’m excited to try this recipe, though! I was just looking over your candy recipes and getting excited because I can make several for Easter so my type 1 daughter has some “grazing” options. It’s hard to be a kid who has to count every carb when you have a sibling who can eat anything. (not that I let her just eat a ton of candy or something because I don’t).

    1. Jamie says:

      You know, I have the world’s easiest recipe for making Thin Mints, but I don’t think it’s vegan. Did you come up with a vegan one? I might play around if you didn’t :)

  76. Hailey says:

    I made these yesterday using your healthy sugar cookie recipe. YUM! They’re almost gone….

  77. Shay says:

    OH GOSH! MUST. MAKE. NOW! I used to be a Girl Scout, so I totally miss these! Can’t wait or the thin mint or Samoa recipe…those were my abseloute faves!
    Girl Scout cookies should really be amde more healthy. It’s like 150 calories for two Samoas!!!!

  78. becca says:

    These sound delicious and I’m really excited to give them a try. I noticed you said you haven’t tried substituting a non-nut flour in this recipe. So do you think coconut flour would be a safe substitute?


  79. Paige Flamm says:

    This is the second girl scout recipe I’ve seen today, the first one was thin mints. But these are healthy and tagalongs, which makes it ten times better! Thanks for sharing!

    Paige Flamm

  80. Latisha says:

    Do you have a recipe for the samoas cookies? those used to b my absolute fav!

  81. Sandra says:

    The cookies look wonderful. I am not a baker but these make me want to go the grocery store for the ingredients and go home and bake.

  82. Honestly, these sound much more delicious to me than the “real” Girl Scout version!
    My husband buys Girl Scout cookies and then puts them out of my site (per my request)… except for those Thin Mints he puts in the freezer…

  83. Hell yeah! These look delicious! Tagalongs were always my favorite, and these seem pretty easy to make and don’t have many ingredients! Good on you for making healthy versions. :)

  84. Nicol says:

    These look amazing – my husband bought THREE boxes of Tagalongs this cookie season, so I am going to whip these up tonight to hopefully have a replacement for next year and practice your buying/donating idea. Now can you please come up with a healthy Savannah Smiles cookie for me?? 😉

  85. Maris says:

    These look great! Any suggestions for almond flour substitute for those of us with allergies? Thanks!

    1. Rachel says:

      Just saw a comment above that said oat flour worked. I was hoping there was a sub too! :)

  86. Sophie says:

    Please, please, /please/ post the recipe for Samoas!! They’re my absolute favorite :)

  87. Heck ya! Trying these! They sound amazing. I always like to donate my boxes to the troops as well. Thank you for veganizing this yummy classic. :)

  88. Will you post your thin mints recipe sometime soon? I used to live in the US and those were my favourite cookie, but here in Canada the “thin mints” just don’t compare! I miss the Girl Scout thin mints every day.

  89. Chelsea says:

    PLEASE do a healthy version of the thin mint. Gluten free would be amazing, but I can figure it out from your non-GF recipe.


  90. Oh wow, Tagalongs are my second favorite GS cookie after samoas! These look amazing Katie.

  91. Christina says:

    Mmmm…those look good. Almond meal is the same as almond flour, right? I’ve actually never liked Samoas, because of the peanut butter, so I’m so glad I can try them with cashew! (Plus, my brother’s allergic to peanut butter, so he’ll be excited to get to eat them.) Thanks for the recipe!

  92. Nicole says:

    If these come out well, my boyfriend is going to love you. He always says Thin Mints are overrated (good but too highly praised) and Tagalongs are where it’s at. I’ve got everything I need cept some Mini Vegan Chocolate chips! I’ve been trying to figure out how to use my almond and coconut flour, so this will solve one problem! Thanks Katie!

  93. Thank you for this recipe. Definitely an important point, as its great they are raising money but not raising health with those cookies they are currently selling.

  94. I must make these, like right now :) I was so disappointed, I bought mango girl scout cookies this weekend instead of my tagalongs and they were horrible.

  95. Nat D. says:

    I literally ate a whole box of Tagalongs in the car one weekend. I wish I would’ve had these instead!

  96. D says:

    Yum! They look fabulous! Unfortunately we don’t have girl scout cookies over in the UK, maybe I could start a trend :)

  97. Alyssa says:

    Can you now do the Caramel Delights / Samoas?
    They’re my favorite and absolutely TERRIBLE nutritionals.

    It’s horrible of me to say…I’m a lifetime Girl Scout member and just can’t get behind how unhealthy the cookies are. Even the ones with a sugar substitute can’t be considered a healthy splurge!

  98. Meaghan says:

    I always find it hard to say no to any child who has the courage to come up and ask you to buy something. I remember doing it and it wasn’t easy. The good news is, my husband will have whatever I bought gone in about a day, so that saves me :).

  99. Kelly Marie says:

    Do you use liquid stevia or powdered? looks delicious–tag-a-longs are (were) my favorite!!

  100. Leah says:

    How about healthy Thin Mint cookies? got any recipes?

  101. Kathy says:

    Thin mints are vegan. Not healthy but, vegan. Think I will give this on a try tonight!

  102. Krista says:

    Do you have the dry attachment for your vitamix to make the almond flour, or do you use the regular one? I use the regular one to make almond milk, can it make flour too?

  103. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the healthy alternative. My Girl Scouts (Daisy through Ambassador) love to cook, have enjoyed MANY of your recipes, and this will be on our “to try” list! Thanks for putting in a plug for our “Cookies from Home” program, our troop sends lots of boxes to soldiers with help from donations like yours. Another option – make a donation directly to the troop! Looking forward to having you inspire us for many meetings to come!

  104. I didn’t bake these + subbed almond butter (due to kitchen renovation, we don’t have an oven right now). They turned out amazing! Unfortunately, I hardly got any because of my family eating them, but they were a big hit!

  105. Cake Blindness says:

    I used to buy GS cookies. I was a GS and a GS leader. My girls were in it too. Since I discovered that glutetn was the source of my rashes, I’ve had to give them up. My hubby still buys them. Sometimes he even eats them in front of me! I can’t wait to try this recipe. You’ve made my day. Thanks.

  106. Kari says:

    I made the maple syrup version of these tonight, and they were amazing! I can’t believe that’s almond flour of all things.

    I like them better than regular Tagalongs on taste alone because they aren’t too sweet – just right. Thanks for developing this recipe. They were worth the time it took to make them :-)

  107. Leighton says:

    We just ran out of tagalongs in my house so I decided to make these and let me just say…ohh my goodness these are SO GOOD. Even better than the real thing! I used a champagne flute as a cookie cutter which worked out perfectly. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Katie!

    1. Tiffany says:

      I used about 1/8 tsp of powder. It was perfect. I mixed it in with the dry ingredients.

    2. Aidel.K says:

      Thank you! I was scrolling through all of these comments just hoping someone would mention the size of the cookie cutter. @Katie–it would really be helpful if you could include that detail in your recipes. I see on the nutritionals that the numbers are for 20 cookies, but I don’t want to divide my dough up into 20 bits. I’d rather know the cookie cutter size.

  108. Ruth says:

    hi there
    I was just wondering if the stevia is powder or liquid? I saw what brand you use in FAQ but still could not tell if it is liquid or powder. What would be a good amount to start with as I am not used to using it but would like to try?

  109. Ultimate Fan says:

    Ooohh myyy gooosshh I am never disappointed with your recipes, Katie. 😀

  110. Nixie says:

    Hey Katie,
    About to make these for a weekend treat, but I don’t have baking soda. Do you think I could omit it? And also replace the oil with applesauce? I don’t use oil in anything, and only have Earth Balance Margarine.

  111. Nixie says:

    I made them without the baking soda and salt. I used Organic Earth Balance, melted for the oil. I didn’t add the extra milk (didn’t need it). And I used Maple Flavored Agave since I didn’t have real pure maple. And only used 1/2 tsp PB on each (although regret that decision now!) Boyfriend said they are “good” but could be more crunchy on bottom and more creamy on top. So kudos for the duplicate, and I’ll perfect my use of PB haha. :) Thanks Katie!

  112. Vanessa says:

    These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  113. Suzanne says:

    Katie – These were a HIT at my house! WOW- thank you SOOOOO much! My only issue is that I have to at least quadruple your recipes to make a normal batch (that tests my math skills with these off measurements!) as I have 3 growing boyz and often their friends (and hubby and myself of course;-) to feed! I LOVE having these great recipes though – you are terrific.

  114. Bren says:

    the almond flour (homemade) didn’t work out too well for me so I added ww flour and they didn’t turn out too pretty….:/ oh well. good recipe, though. :)

    1. GBT says:

      I used gluten free flour and then added the crushed almonds.. Try that Bren.. just an idea:)

  115. Tiffany says:

    I made these tonight, Yum! What am I doing wrong…I made them about 2 inches across but got only 6 cookies which REALLY changes the calories from 18-20 cookies as I see your nutritional breakdown is for.

  116. Jade C says:

    OK, well I’m in the UK and we don’t have Girl Scout cookies over here ((that I know of!!)), buuuut, I MUST make these for my boyfriend soon!! He loves PB AND chocolate AND shortbread, so all of them together, wow!! Methinks I’ll make these for Easter :) thanks again, Katie!! I may even make some with some white chocolate “caramel” instead of PB, for my ((weird!!)) PB-hating little bro 😛

  117. Cheri says:

    I love your website and can’t wait to try these tagalongs tomorrow! I’ll let you know if they pass the kid test (but I’m sure they will)!

  118. Kristen says:

    This may seem very naive of me, but the coconut oil is always supposed to melted when called for, right?

  119. wildwood15 says:

    Thanks you for following your Christian principles. I too think the GSA has become a progressive and consequently destructive organization, in some ways. I refuse to support their indoctrination of young women. I had a friend who worked in the Northwest Ohio GSA and it was intolerable. They were so NON-INCLUSIVE when it comes to conservative thought. You always have to agree with them!

  120. Samantha says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I would love to make it but there my little sister is allergic to almonds, if there an alternative that you would suggest to the almond flour? THANKS!

  121. Holly says:

    Hi, this is the first recipe of yours that I have tried. I like it! Kids like it! Husband likes it! It’s a keeper!
    I rubbed coconut oil on my hands and then rolled the dough into balls and flattend them before putting them onto the sheet for the freezer…no mess! Also, after I put the peanut butter on the cookie, I put the sheet back in the freezer so the pb could harden a bit. The I dipped each one; worked great! The choclolate has to be super runny to not pull the peanut butter off of the cookie though.
    Anyways, I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes…. :-)

    Thanks a bunch :-)
    Holly from Ontario Canada 😉

    1. Gail says:

      Holly, your idea was genius. So easy and it worked great!
      Katie, these are fabulous. Thanks for another hit recipe. =)

  122. Melissa N says:

    Im making these this evening for a COOKIE SWAP. IM sooo excited! Can you tell me how many this recipe makes? I need 6 dozen cookies. I couldn’t find anywhere in here what quantity. Thanks!

  123. Audrey says:

    How much stevia are you guys using??
    I have little packets of stevia, the ones meant for coffee.

  124. Rachael says:

    18 tsp of peanut butter???

  125. Parad says:

    Those look delicious! /..O.O..

  126. Sonia says:

    I’m not sure what went wrong, but I’ll have to agree with some other comments that the almond flour just didn’t work. I made my own and used agave; the batter was way too sticky so I added a tablespoon of regular flour. It only yielded 6 cookies. I think I would give it another go with regular unbleached all purpose flour and double the recipe.

  127. Cortney says:

    Is it really 18t of peanut butter?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Yes, one tsp for each cookie.

  128. Margo says:

    Dang…got distracted. I had the recipe up from earlier-forgot what I was doing, and assumed I was making peanut butter cookies. I thought it was odd that there were no eggs or anything..but I’m new to the no sugar no flour thing so all recipes seem weird to me.
    So anyway-got distracted, put PB in with the mix (as you know 18 tsp was weird to me too…until I realized WHY it was that way!). So I ended up with yummy but crummy falling apart peanut butter cookies :/ hehe oh well-I just dipped my spoon in the chocolate sauce and picked up the crumbs with it and ate it anyway. Still DELISH–can’t wait to try again for the real thing! hehe!

  129. Bella says:

    Do you think it would work if I subbed maple syrup for honey? Or would the tastes be different.

    1. Bella says:

      oh whoops! Wrong post of yours haha :)

  130. Medha says:

    Hello! I love Peanut butter Patties! I was wondering if anyone could tell me if subbing the maple syrup with blackstrap molasses would work in this recipe? Thanks!

  131. Jessica says:

    There is nolonger a vegan option period. The Girl Scouts of America have completely cut ties with ABC Smart Cookies and will only use Little Brownie. ABC Smart Cookies broke the contract with the Girl Scout by putting Girl scout cookies in products without permission of the Girl Scouts. (Like the ice creams). They are still in the courts. My boss was a troupe leader, she learned of this at one of the troupe leader meetings at my local area Girl Scout headquarters.

  132. Kelsey says:

    Is there any way I could use whole wheat flour instead of almond flour? Thanks!

  133. Athlete who can't eat wheat says:

    Hey if your going to make these , try em with trader joes speculoo cookie butter instead of peanut butter! sooooo yummy

  134. angela says:

    made these for the first time today . I own my own bakery and love this recipe! Super easy to mAke and awesome flavor ! So refresh ing to see healthy baked goods. I just discovered this website!

  135. Eileen says:

    Love the recipe! I made it myself but reduced the amount of peanut butter and chocolate used. Just a question: how were you able to make the calories only 45? When I calculated it out using my own ingredients I got about 75 per cookie, and i made 21 of them out of this recipe. Thanks!

  136. Cee says:

    A coworker of mine posted up the order form for his kid the other day, and when I looked at it closely, I saw they had several vegan cookies – and they were actually advertising that. And now I’ve looked more closely, and they have also eliminated their trans fats. Thanks for putting some pressure on them, Katie!

    Girl Scout Cookie Facts
    Did you know?
    Our cookies have zero grams trans fat per serving.
    Four of our cookies are vegan (no eggs or dairy).

    ..though of course, Katie’s recipe is probably still much more healthy

  137. Katrina A Slagle says:

    CCK chocolate covered peanut butter patties: Tagalongs
    I cannot figure out how these are coming out to the 46 calories that the nutrition info provides a piece for the life of me. I am adding and dividing and this is what I see.

    640 calories for almond flour 1 cup
    560 calories for 1/2 cup chocolate chips at 70 cal per tbsp (8 tbsp in a half a cup)
    195 calories for coconut oil 1 1/2 tbsp (130 per tbsp)
    600 calories for 6 tbsp of peanut butter (18 tsp=6tbsp)
    add that together and you get
    1995 total calories (not even including other stuff like milk, etc)
    1995 divided by 20 = 99.75 calories a piece for the 20 cookies this makes

    what am I doing wrong?

  138. Sara says:

    Omg this looks so good! By the way I think you meant to say the “high” melting point of coconut oil, instead of “low.” Just letting you know. Thanks for the great recipe!

  139. Leah says:

    These were very good! Love them but it only made 18 very small cookies. The nutrition facts are for 1 of 20 cookies.

  140. Kathleen E says:

    Our GS Council has been supporting Operation Sweet Treat for several years. It allows people to support both our military and GS troops by purchasing cookies that are delivered to US soldiers. Alternatively, one can always make a direct donation to their local GS troops, then all the money stays with the troop.

  141. Jess says:

    I Tried to scroll through to see anybody made these with coconut flour? Will that work? Thank you

  142. PSchro says:

    Would agave syrup work as well as the maple?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Always, yes.

  143. Cleo says:

    Mother, may I…I haven’t purchased GS cookies in years, but always contribute. I’m an atheist; sister to a vegan homosexual; and married to someone not of my race. I am a loving mother of two; volunteer at both of my children’s schools; as well as in the community; was a cub scout leader from a den based at a Catholic School, AND…grew up in the girl scouts. I was raised Catholic, and my close friends are ultra Christian. I believe that for anyone following the true principals of any religion, particularly those in the spirit of Jesus, inclusion and love are the principals…not a ‘moral high ground.’ What better way to teach your ways, than by leading. I admire the GS for their adherence to these guidelines, and respect their Christian foundation. I also LOVE their Tagalongs, and as an organic eater, and the mother of a vegan (who loves bacon…don’t ask), these cookies are the bomb. Please continue to share your culinary efforts, and encourage people to support both of the scouting organizations. Only through love and acceptance can we teach AND learn. Peace~

  144. mandy Cheshire says:

    Katie, I just made these, and they are delicious! Love that they are grain-free, too! Thanks for another winner!

  145. Jennette says:

    Hello Katie,

    So I am anxious to bake these peanut butter patties, can you tell me how many cookies I should expect the recipe to yield?
    Thank you in advance-


    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      15 to 20 cookies.

  146. LOVE these, Katie – pinned!!!

  147. Ashley says:

    These are soooo good!! I make them all the time. I even use different combinations of nuts. For instance, I’ve used hazelnut flour with almond butter, which are also deliscious! Sometimes If you are sensative to sweets, omit or 1/2 the sugar to cookie dough, which is what I do. I feel that the chocolate and delish nut combos are so yummy that the sweetness of the cookie can be reduced.

  148. Looks scrumptious, only I can’t eat these except for peanut butter. Water Course Foods in Denver has a scout cookie that is 100% vegan. They are incredibly decadent. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Safina says:

      You could use almond butter instead of pb :)

  149. lilolehs says:

    Shhhhh! So much yelling! People can have different opinions without rudeness, I think. It seems this whole argument started with the first comment about girl Scouts and transgender, etc. This may not have been the best place to bring that up, considering Katie’s comments were clearly about her frustration regarding the use of trans fats. Last I checked, transgender has nothing to do with trans fats or cooking. =) Let’s all just try to get along. PEACE!

  150. Tay says:

    Thin mints are vegan btw

  151. Julia says:

    Hi Katie,
    I absolutely love girl scout cookies so i can’t wait to try this one out! It would be really cool if you could healthify each one of the girl scout cookies! that would be awesome, you could even have like a girl scout cookie week or something :) samoas are my favorite, what about yours?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Healthy samoas!
      She has thin mints in her cookbook :-)

  152. Elayne Grissom says:

    I remember how exciting it was to sell Girl Scout cookies as a Brownie when I was in first grade. It helped me with my math. Cookies were 25 cents a box. I easily could add up my orders. Then, they were 35 cents a box and it got harder. I soon learned 3 boxes were $1.05. I can’t eat them now, but I help my granddaughters and great granddaughters sell them. People love to buy them. I LOVE AND LOVED GIRL SCOUTS. I started as a Brownie with my mother as leader… We now have had five generations involved in Girl Scouts.

  153. Elissa says:

    thin mints are vegan.

  154. Carolyn says:

    Hi Katie,
    I’d like to use this in a round up for It will just be the photo and a link back to you. Let me know if that’s okay.



  155. Kathleen says:

    I’m a GS leader who is frustrated with GS cookies as well. Our theme is to teach girls to be healthy and strong in mind, body, & spirit. Yet we sell GMO junk! If you don’t sell you can’t raise any other money. So on that note, if you’d like to support a GS just donate the money to the troop instead. They only get $.70 per $4.00 box. If you donate money they get it directly without the council taking the majority. Thanks for the great gluten free healthy paleo recipes. My kids love them, and I can keep them healthy during GS cookie season.

  156. Oishivegan says:

    These cookies look awesome! I like that all your recipes are well explained and your pictures are “delicious” :-)

  157. Nancy says:

    You recipes look so good… Thanks for sharing !!!

  158. Barbara says:

    Hey Katie….the Tagalog sound yummy…I will definitely make them. In answers to your question…have I ever bought a Girl Scout Cookies ..yes, I did…but a long time ago…I think I may have even sold Girl Scout cookies when I was a kid….that was before I knew better…before I read labels and knew about healthy ingredients…haven’t bought them in years. Don’t like what’s in them! Your versions are a different story! ❤️ Barbara

  159. Jennifer says:

    I’m allergic to almonds, what is a good substitute for almond flour?

  160. Erin Reynolds says:

    Just a shout-out for not only all the great recipe ideas – but for using gram weight! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! The best baking happens not by cups or teaspoons, but by grams! Sweet! erin

  161. shannon says:

    Do you think might whole wheat flour or oat flour would work just as well as we are a nut free house hold?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Just use this recipe as the base instead:

  162. Sara says:

    These are so tasty and I like that they are better for me than the GS variety. Thanks for all you do.