These Girl Scout cookies are called Peanut Butter Patties or Tagalongs, and guess what? I’ve made them gluten-free and Paleo. Now you can enjoy more gluten-free, Paleo Girl Scout Cookies. No need to give in to cravings for the regular (sugar-filled, gluten-filled) Girl Scout Cookies which are everywhere this time of year.
When I was a girl I was in a troupe called the Blue Birds. It was very similar to the Girl Scouts, except we sold Blue Bird candy instead of Girl Scout cookies. I had great fun going door-to-door selling candy to our neighbors. This was good preparation for the canvassing I later did for NYPIRG after I graduated from Columbia.
Paleo Peanut Butter Patties: Tagalongs
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons palm shortening
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sunbutter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
- Pulse in shortening, honey and vanilla until combined
- Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ¼-inch thick
- Chill dough in freezer for 20 minutes
- Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut out dough
- Press your thumb in center of each circle to make indentation
- Bake at 350°F for 4-6 minutes
- Cool cookies for 1 hour
- Place one teaspoon of sunbutter on top of each cookie
- Freeze for 10 minutes
- Melt chocolate over very low heat
- Dip cookies in chocolate
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Freeze for 30 minutes
These peanut-free, dairy-free, vegetarian Tagalong cookies are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer –your choice will depend on the level of crunch that you like in your cookie.
My previous two Girl Scout Cookie recipes are based on recipes from Tammy Credicott’s book Paleo Indulgences, however, these Tagalongs are my own version of the regular Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie –they’re a simple gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free almond flour cookie with some sunflower seed butter and dark chocolate. Thanks, though, do go to Tammy for getting me on a Girl Scout cookie roll!
What Girl Scout Cookie recipe would you like to see here next in a healthy version? Here are some of my other favorite Paleo cookie recipes:
Have you tried cashew flour instead of almond? I have an allergy to almonds. thanks, I love your book :)
Oh my word these look quite nice i will try to make them. Hopefully i get the mixture right. My babies would definately love them
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I was wondering if it would be okay to substitute almond flour for coconut flour? And sub sunbutter for any other butter? thanks!
lori frank says
awesome recipe but what is sun butter?
Could finely ground sunflower seeds be a substitute for almond flour? Need nut free sub. Thanks
Shari from NC says
Girl Scout Cookies Season has arrived and your Samoas, Thin Mints, and Peanut Butter Patties will be appreciatively devoured again. Thank you!!!
My daughter’s asked for a GF Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie this year. Could you please make a version of them and post the recipe? According to ABC Bakers, they are “crisp and crunchy oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling”. See www dot abcsmartcookies dot com forward slash peanut dash butter dash sandwich.)
Thanks a million,
I made these for Christmas and they were amazing! I substituted coconut oil for the shortening and they were great. My family can’t wait until I make them again. Thanks Elana for this wonderful treat!
Hi there, can butter or coconut oil be substituted for the vegan shortening?
Barbara McDonald says
Just when I think your recipes can’s get any better, I stumble across this one!! YUM! Definitely on my baking list for this weekend!! :)
These look delicious! When I follow the link to the chocolate chunks, the Chocosphere page says the chocolate chunks aren’t gluten free, among other disturbing attributes. Am I reading the page wrong?