Girl Scouts add gluten-free cookie


It's Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and choices will include the new gluten-free, bite-size Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie.

Girl Scouts of the USA
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.

The Girl Scouts of the USA kicks off cookie season Friday with a new gluten-free cookie: the Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie.

The new bite-size cookies are made with real chocolate chips and real butter, and they contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils.

The Girl Scouts expect the cookie to be a huge hit among the estimated 3 million people who have some type of gluten-intolerance. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is this weekend.

To purchase cookies, including the popular Thin Mints, Samoas/Caramel deLites and other favorites, download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/find_cookies.asp) to find the closest troops in your area. The app is free for iPhone or Android. Cookies are $4 per box.

The $790 million cookie program teaches girls goal-setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills.

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