I was never a Girl Scout. I certainly never sold Girl Scout Cookies. In fact, I first tried them as a teenager. Better late than never, right? Tagalongs were definitely my favorite, but I haven’t had them in years. When I got a request from a reader for a copycat Tagalongs cookies recipe, it was a perfect excuse to create my own version of these amazing low carb gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies.
You probably know this already, but Tagalongs are crispy vanilla cookies topped with peanut butter and coated in chocolate. Making a healthier, gluten-free version was surprisingly easy! I simply adapted my wildly popular low carb 4-ingredient shortbread cookies recipe into one for low carb Tagalongs. And what better time to share it than as cookie season draws to a close, so you can keep making your own?
There are three basic steps to making these gluten-free Tagalongs: baking the vanilla cookies, topping with peanut butter, and dipping in chocolate. Unfortunately, there is some waiting required between the steps. The vanilla cookies have to cool completely to harden enough to be spread with peanut butter. Then, the peanut butter topped cookies have to be frozen solid. This is to keep the chocolate and peanut butter from melting together during the chocolate dipping process.
All the waiting is the only hard part about making these low carb cookies. So frustrating, right? Believe me, I’m there with you! But these sugar-free Tagalongs are worth it. I promise.
To be honest, I’m usually too impatient for recipes involving multiple waiting steps like this. For desserts especially, I want them quick and easy, and I want to enjoy them right away! Every once in a while, though, there comes a special low carb dessert that’s worth the wait. My sex in a pan dessert recipe is one of the few exceptions, and now this Tagalongs cookies recipe is another.
When I first made these low carb gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies two weeks ago, I didn’t have an occasion in mind for them. It was simply enough that it’s Girl Scout Cookie season and a reader requested them. My mom and husband loved them, but they’re a little biased, so I didn’t think too much of it.
This Tagalong cookies recipe does make a big batch, so there were plenty left when my daughter’s birthday party rolled around last Saturday. I figured I might as well set them out on the dessert table. Oh my goodness, you guys… The big bowl was gone in literally minutes! People asked me about how I made them, and no one believed me that they were low carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free. That’s when you know a low carb dessert recipe is a keeper!
Tagalongs Cookies Recipe – Low Carb Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies:
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