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I am a Brownie leader for my oldest DD and cookies are in! My middle DD is actually having the hardest time handling the fact that we can't eat them. She has gotten into someone else's orders twice now and glutened herself. Ugh. Any recipes out there for Samoa type cookies? That is/was her favorite and I would love to tell her we can make some soon.

I know there is a recipe out there for Thin Mint cookies. Another Girl Scout mom is going to share the recipe with me afters he tries it out. (Just found out Friday that her daughter was diagnosed celiac a year ago-small world!)


Mom to 3 girls

DD1-diagnosed by allergist 10/2006

DD4 & DD9-diagnosed by Mom 01/2007

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Could you please post the Thin Mint recipe when you get it, those were my fav's. In fact I just got my order in three days before I was diagnosed :( Had to put 'em in the breakroom for the vultures at work. Argh!


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Check out this thread. I haven't tried it yet but it seems there are some great recipes to recreate the samoas for us.

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=30063


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Thanks so much! Through the other thread posted, I found this recipe. The only gluteny ingredient listed is a box of shortbread cookies. I'll use MiDel animal cookies and it should be all good.

I can't wait to get some coconut and try them out for her!


Mom to 3 girls

DD1-diagnosed by allergist 10/2006

DD4 & DD9-diagnosed by Mom 01/2007

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Hi to all you Girl Scout Cookie Lovers:

I have a small Gluten Free Gift Basket Business and most of the favored requests of my customers are items that are not commercially availabe to their recipients; and that they really miss alot.

This time of year, Girl Scout Thin Mints is a real popular item and I have developed the following recipe that turns out beautifully. All of my tasters, both celiac and non-celiac, say you can't tell the difference. It is a real pleasure to provide my customers with a gift basket that is so personal and special to their recipient. That makes it a true gift.

I hope you will try these, you will love them.

GLUTEN FREE GIRL SCOUT THIN MINTS

WAFERS

1 18 1/2 oz Fudge Cake Mix (I use Namaste but this is only about 1/2 bag)

3 T Melted Shortening

1 Egg

3 T Water

1- Combine the cookie ingredients in a large bowl, adding the water a little bit at a time until the dough forms. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

2- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3- Two Methods: On a lightly floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to just under 1/16 of an inch thick. To cut, use a lid from a spice container with a 1 1/2-inch diameter. OR Another method, which is faster, is to make little balls and flatten to 1/6 of an inch.

4- Arrange the dough rounds on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove the wafers from the oven and cool completely.

COATING

36 oz of very good and very dark chocolate (I use 3 bags of Hersheys VERY DARK chips)

3/4 t Peppermint Extract

4 T Shortening

1- Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl.

2- Heat on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an addition minute.

3- Stir once again, and if chocolate is not a smooth consistency, continue to zap in microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.

4- Use a fork to dip each wafer in the chocolate, tap the fork on the edge of the bowl so that the excess chocolate runs off, and then place the cookies side-by-side on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. (I know this fork method sounds funny, but it works better than any other tool)

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thx for posting this, i'm going nuts w/ all the girls at work bringing their boxes of cookies!

i'm curious to know about your gluten-free baskets. tell me about your business. i've been thinking about starting some sort of gluten-free business....


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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thx for posting this, i'm going nuts w/ all the girls at work bringing their boxes of cookies!

i'm curious to know about your gluten-free baskets. tell me about your business. i've been thinking about starting some sort of gluten-free business....

Hi Sweetfudge-

So sorry its taken me so long to respond, but I've been away from the forum for a while. To answer your question, I started this little gift basket business mostly to fill a need rather than create an income; as I already have a full time job. With so many celiacs in my family, this gluten-free thing has become quite an avocation for me. I just wanted celiacs to have the opportunity to receive a nice gluten free gift basket; and friends and families to be able to give a very special personal gift. If you would like to look at my site, its Its a small thing but its very rewarding to me; and it puts me in touch with celiacs all over.

Please feel free to email me anytime at wkcrow@mchsi.com if you have any questions about your possible gluten-free business startup. I'm more than happy to help any way I can.

Kay

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Ok, I followed this recipe for the thin mint cookies. The coating didn't exactly turn out the way I would have liked. I got it melted, then tried dipping the cookies in. The chocolate wouldn't stick. Don't know if it's cuz I used flour to press the cookies before baking, or if it's cuz I used margarine instead of shortening. so I tried to spread the coating instead. That worked okay. I didn't love the combination though. The cookies were great by themselves though :D

Here's my pic's of the attempt:

http://nograinnopain.blogspot.com/


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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