Do you eagerly await the arrival of those iconic Girl Scout cookies every year? I know I do! But what if you’re a vegan or you’ve been considering a vegan lifestyle? The good news is you don’t have to miss out on this annual and, dare I say, iconic treat. Keep reading to discover what Girl Scout cookies are vegan.
What Does It Mean for a Cookie to Be Vegan?
For a cookie to be considered vegan, it means that it’s made without any animal-derived ingredients. That’s right, no eggs, no dairy, no honey – just plant-based ingredients!
There are many plant-based substitutes for traditional animal-derived ingredients. Flax or chia seeds mixed with water can replace eggs, and plant-based milk can substitute regular milk. There is also vegan butter and vegan sweeteners like agave nectar and maple syrup.
Here is what to look for to determine if a cookie or any sweet treat is vegan:
- Eggs: Look for plant-based egg substitutes like flax seeds, chia seeds, applesauce, or commercial egg replacers.
- Dairy: Opt for plant-based milk, like almond, soy, oat, or coconut milk, and non-dairy vegan butter or coconut oil.
- Sweeteners: Look for sweeteners like agave nectar, maple syrup, and date or coconut sugar.
- Chocolate: Choose dairy-free chocolate or chocolate chips.
Vegan Girl Scout Cookies
You’ll be happy to know that Thin Mints (my absolute hands-down favorite) are vegan. Indulge guilt-free because there is no animal production in these cookies.
Satisfy your craving for tangy and sweet with Lemonades. These light, refreshing cookies are also vegan. Enjoy the zesty lemon-flavored icing on top of a shortbread base.
These French toast-inspired cookies are not only cute with their toast shape, but they’re vegan too. Featuring a cinnamon-flavored cookie base and light maple icing, they’re sure to become one of your favorites.
Girl Scout S’mores
Girl Scout S’mores cookies are another vegan option to try. These graham cracker-flavored cookies are filled with a delicious marshmallow and chocolatey filling. They taste like a traditional campfire s’more, but no campfire is required, and they are vegan-friendly!
How to buy Girl Scout Cookies online.
Visit the Girl Scouts web page to learn how to purchase cookies online and in person.
How much is a box of girl scout cookies?
Girl Scout cookies are around $5 per box. They are a bit pricey but you get amazing cookies along with supporting the Girl Scouts.