As a kid, waiting to see if there would be any new Girl Scout cookie flavors was always one of the most exciting parts of the year. There were hits (I would sell my husband for one more box of Praline Royales) and flops (cinnamon-oatmeal raisin bars aren’t cookies for the love of God), but either way, my mom would dutifully buy a box of each variety I was selling with my troop.
Well, this year, I’m going to have to make sure I have cash every time I leave the house, because the Girl Scouts are selling a new gluten-free cookie that sounds totally luxurious. It’s the salted caramel chocolate chip cookie! The name alone conjures images of a 10-second warm-up in the microwave and a cold glass of milk.
The chewy cookie is dotted with semi-sweet chocolate chips and caramel and has totally embraced the sweet-and-salty trend thanks to a sprinkle of sea salt on top. One three-cookie serving comes in at less than 200 calories, which isn’t bad for a dessert.
The salted caramel chocolate chip cookie joins Toffee-tastic cookies as a gluten-free option, though availability of either flavor will vary based on location.
The other cookies on offer for 2019 include classics (Thin Mints, Caramel deLites/Samoas, peanut butter patties/Tagalongs, shortbread/Trefoils, and peanut butter sandwiches/Do-si-dos) and some newer arrivals (two types of s’mores cookie depending on location, Thanks-A-Lot, Savannah Smiles and Lemonades), all of which sound scrumptious. And since the profits from each box go back to helping the Girl Scouts and funds their programming, it totally justifies buying a box (or 10) the next time you’re ambushed by your local troop.