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I found this package of Schär Gluten Free Ladyfingers at a local grocery store, and decided to give them a try. These cookies were sort of “stiff” when I took them out of the package, but they turned out to be soft and crumbly. I used them to make a strawberry shortcake:
They were easy to break in half, and when covered with the strawberries and juice, they absorbed the liquid quite well.
A dollop of Cool Whip completed the shortcake. My non-gluten free husband did not particularly like these cookies, as they had a somewhat “lemony” flavor to them, and I agree with him on that point.
It could be that we are used to using a shortbread type cookie to make strawberry shortcake, but we both found these cookies less than satisfactory. I am going to use the rest of the package to make banana pudding to see if we like that any better. I will come back and edit this post when I do.
The folks at Lucy’s Cookies sent me several boxes of their cookies to try. They emailed and said they would like to give Udi’s Cookies a run for their money. So, I agreed to try them. While Udi’s Cookies are soft and chewy, Lucy’s are crisp and crunchy. They taste delicious, and do, in fact, meet the personal standard I have set for the ultimate in good gluten free cookies.
I tried the Lucy’s Chocolate cookies first, because, well, they’re chocolate. They have a wonderful chocolatey taste that is good all by itself. They taste sort of like a brownie, only crunchy. And because they are crunchy, you can use them to make an ice cream sandwich, or crush them up to make an excellent chocolate crumb pie crust.
One of my favorite cookies of all time, Ginger Snaps. I love these Lucy’s Cookies Ginger Snaps. I tried them plain with some hot tea. I tried them with peanut butter. And I tried them with soft goat cheese. All three ways were outstandingly delicious. I would also use these cookies to make a crumb crust for sweet potato or pumpkin pie.
I actually put off trying the Lucy’s Maple Bliss Cookies because I am not a fan of maple flavored anything. However, I will make an exception for these cookies. The maple flavor is not overwhelming. The cookies taste like oatmeal cookies with just a hint of maple. They would be good with some cream cheese or with some strawberry jam.
If you are looking for some great tasting, crispy gluten free cookies, then get yourself some of these Lucy’s Cookies.I am sure you will love them.
Chocolate: Dr. Lucy’s Flour Blend (Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Garbanzo Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca, Sorghum And Fava Flours), Organic Cane Sugar*,Soy Milk*, Molasses*, Cocoa, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Filtered Water Flavoring And Citric Acid From Non-GMO, Crushed Soy Beans*, Sunflower Lecithin, Non-Dairy Lactic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Baking Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vanilla Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Annatto, Cellulose Gum.
Ginger Snap: Dr. Lucy’s Flour Blend (Gluten-Free Oat, Garbanzo, Potato Starch, Tapioca, Sorghum And Fava Flours), Organic Cane Sugar*, Gluten-Free Oat Flakes, Soy Milk*, Molasses*, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Filtered Water, Flavoring And Citric Acid From Non-GMO Corn, Crushed Soy Beans*, Sunflower Lecithin, Non-Dairy Lactic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Ginger, Baking Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vanilla Extract*, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Annatto, Oil Of Lemon, Chipotle Natural Flavor, Cellulose Gum.
Maple Bliss: Dr. Lucy’s Flour Blend (Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Garbanzo Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca, Sorghum And Fava Flours), Organic Cane Sugar*,Gluten-Free Oat Flakes, Soy Milk*, Molasses*, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Filtered Water, Citric Acid And Flavoring From Non-GMO Corn, Crushed Soy Beans*, Sunflower Lecithin, Non-Dairy Lactic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Baking Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vanilla Extract*, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Annatto, Maple Syrup*, Cellulose Gum.
You can buy Lucy’s Cookies online at Amazon.com. In addition to Chocolate, Ginger Snap, and Maple Bliss they also come in Sugar, Cinnamon Thin and Oatmeal.
I have been eating gluten free since April of 2007. During that time, I have tried many many different gluten free products. Among those have been quite a few different brands and varieties of gluten free cookies. I am here today to tell you about the perfect gluten free cookie. These were sent to me from Udi’s Gluten Free Bakery, but I have been searching for them in my area to buy more ever since the first bite.In my opinion, these are the cookies that set the bar to which other gluten free cookies are measured.
These cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. They taste so much like non-gluten free cookies, I could hardly believe that they ARE gluten free. They come in three varieties: Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and Oatmeal Raisin. My favorite of these was the Snickerdoodles. Fabgrandpa loved the Chocolate Chip. As someone who does not have to eat a gluten free diet, when HE says those cookies are good, you better believe they are!
Here are some close up photos of the three different cookies:
Udi’s Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Cookies
Udi’s Snickerdoodle Gluten Free Cookies
Udi’s Oatmeal Raisin Gluten Free Cookies
I only wish these photos could show you how good these cookies smell and taste. To find out for yourself, you can buy these cookies direct from Udi’s on their website. They sell for $5.00 for an 8 ounce container, which is about 10 or so cookies. Well worth the money in my opinion. Or, use their store locator to find a place near you to buy them.Either way, you owe it to yourself to find out just how good these cookies are! Oh, get a $1.00 off coupon here!
0 Comments Posted by Karen on September 23rd 2011 @ 4:43 pm
These brownies turn out moist and chewy, just like regular brownies. The mix is very easy to prepare–just add 2 eggs and 7 tablespoons of melted butter, mix, and bake.
They tasted delicious warm from the pan, and were still moist and chewy the next day.
Ingredients: sugar, chocolate chips, (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), cocoa powder processed with alkali, white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, xanthan gum, salt.
Nutrition facts: Calories 150 Carbohydrates 31 grams Total Fat 4% 2.5 grams
49 Comments Posted by Karen on March 3rd 2011 @ 10:21 pm
This giveaway is now closed. The winners are Christine, Angela, and Sylvie W. They have each won a coupon good for a free bag of Mi-Del Cookies, and have been notified by email that they have won. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.
I have been eating Mi-Del Cookies almost as long as I have been eating a gluten free diet. I love their Arrowroot Cookies because they taste so good. I use them instead of vanilla wafers when I make gluten free banana pudding, and no one can tell the difference in taste. Of course they are animal crackers, so they do look different but they really do make a good substitute for those other cookies.
Mi-Del has been in business for over 50 years, and they have used the same simple methods to bake their cookies since the beginning. They don’t use any food additives and they package their products in a simple paper bag. They also have Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, and Smores gluten free cookies in their line up.
The ingredients in Arrowroot Cookies:
Gluten free flour (corn flour, soy flour, potato flour, rice flour, corn starch, potato starch, xanthan gum), organic dehydated cane juice, canola oil, arrowroot flour, butter (may contain annatto), corn starch, honey, natural flavors, eggs, soy lecithin (used as an emulsifier), baking soda, sea salt.
Serving size 10 cookies, Calories 130, Carbohydrate 23g
MI-Del is giving away three free product coupons for their cookies, one (1) free product coupon to each of three (3) winners. To enter, just hop over to their website, take a look at their product line, then come back and leave a comment to let me know which cookie you would to try. This is the mandatory entry, and must be done in order to win a prize.
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This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and ends on March 21, 2011. There will be three (3) winners, each will be selected at random from comments left on this post, using the Random Number Generator to select the comment number. The prize for each winner will be one (1) free product coupon good for a free package of Mi-Del Cookies. The prize if the responsibility of and will shipped by the sponsor. Winner will be notified by email, so please make sure you enter a valid email address when you leave your comments.
Mi-Del provided me with product to try in order for me to write this review, but the opinions here are my own.
This giveaway has closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.
I received a box of assorted Glenny’s Snacks to try–I was absolutely amazed at the variety of snacks they offer! While not all of their products are gluten free, the ones that are were pretty good. Take a look at this assortment. There was so much I couldn’t get it all in one pic:
Glenny’s Marshmallow Treats–Chocolate, Creamy Vanilla, Peanut Caramel and Raspberry Jubilee
Glenny’s Whole Fruit & Nut Bars–Cashew & Almond, Classic Fruit & Nut, Cranberry & Almond
Glenny’s Cookies–Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip
Glenny’s Snack Chips–Garlic & Feta Soy Crisps, Salt & Pepper Soy Crisps, Creamy Ranch Soy Crisps, Barbecue Soy Crisps, Sour Cream & Onion Spud Delites, Sea Salt Spud Delites
When I got this package in the mail, I couldn’t decide where to start. The first thing I tried was the Creamy Ranch Soy Crisps. It was the first time I had ever tried a soy crisp, so I was pleasantly surprised at the crunchy texture, and the taste of them. I will definitely be buying some of these. The Barbecue flavor was my favorite, which was surprising to me because I don’t like barbecue potato chips.
Nutrition Facts for Soy Chips (Creamy Ranch flavor):
Calories per serving: 70 (2) servings per 1.3 oz bag, Total Carbohydrate 9 grams
Ingredients: Low fat non-GMO soy flour, rice, buttermilk powder, cheddar cheese powder, (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, whey, maltodextrin, soybean oil, buttermilk, citric acid, natural flavors, disidium phosphate, lactic acid), mid oleic sunflower oil, sea salt, tomato powder, autolyzed yeast, onion powder, dextrose, garlic powder, dehydrated cane juice, natural flavor, malic acid, spice, sodium diacetate.
The second thing I tried was the Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They were moist, and soft, and tasted to me like “real” (wheat) cookies. My non-gluten free husband ate the entire box except for the one I ate to try them out. For him to keep going back to these cookies, when he had some regular cookies in the house, says a lot for the taste and texture of them.
Nutrition Facts for Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies:
Calories per 2 cookie serving: 110 Total Carbohydrate 18 grams
Ingredients: Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Brown Rice flour, raisins, organic sugar, canola oil, eggs, egg whites, cinamon, salt, natural flavors, sodium bicarbonate, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), vanilla.
The folks over at Glenny’s are going to give one of my readers a prize pack with a delicious assortment of their snacks. This prize pack has a retail value of about $30. Here is a list of what it contains:
- 3 Bags Soy Crisps/Chips
- 1 Box Gluten Free Cookies
- 6 Pack Brownie/Blondie Variety
- 5 Pack Marshmallow Treats
- 5 Pack of Fruit & Nut Bars
Please note: The Brownie/Blondie Variety is NOT gluten free, so if you have to eat a gluten free diet, you can give those away to a non-gluten free person and they will love you!
To enter, visit Glenny’s website, then come back and leave a comment, telling me what your favorite snack would be.This entry is mandatory before any of the other entries.
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This giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States only. There will be (1) winner, picked at random using the Random Number Generator to pick a comment number. The giveaway ends on March 7, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The prize is an assortment of Glenny’s Snack products. The prize is the responsibility of and will be shipped by the sponsor. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. The winner will be notified by email, so please be sure you enter a valid email when leaving comments.
I’ve been a fan of Mary’s Gone Crackers snacks since I started eating gluten free. They have been some of my favorites, so when I read that they were introducing cookies, I had to have some! The folks over at Mary’s sent me some of each of their three flavors: Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, and “N,Oatmeal” Raisin.
Since Ginger Snaps were always one of my favorite cookies, I tried those first. I wasn’t disappointed, either. These cookies had a great flavor, and the same hardness I have always enjoyed in ginger snaps. They taste great by themselves, with peanut butter, and with cream cheese.
The Chocolate Chip cookies have a good flavor, and just the right amount of chocolate chips. They are good with a bowl of ice cream or with milk. And the “N’Oatmeal Raisin tasted good, and were nice and chewy.
Mary’s Love Cookies are all organic, kosher, Non-GMO, wheat-free, gluten-free, vegan and dairy free. They are made with low glycemic sweeteners and chia seeds, and have no hydrogenated oils and no trans-fats.
Chocolate Chip: Organic gluten free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic dark chocolate chips (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa paste, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin (non gmo), organic vanilla), organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, water, organic yellow split pea flour, organic ramon seed powder, organic coconut oil, organic prune extract, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic roasted carob powder, organic rice bran extract.
“N’Oatmeal” Raisin: Organic quinoa flakes, organic seedless raisins, organic gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic tapioca syrup, organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), water, organic prune extract, organic coconut oil, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic rice bran extract.
Ginger Snaps: Organic gluten free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, organic blackstrap molasses, organic yellow split pea flour, organic coconut oil, organic ginger root, organic prune extract, water, organic spices, baking soda, organic vanilla extract, organic chia seeds, sea salt, xanthan gum, organic black pepper, organic rice bran extract.
Calories in serving:
Chocolate chip (2 cookies) 130
“N’Oatmeal” Raisin (2 cookies) 120
Ginger Snaps (3 cookies) 140
Carbohydrates in a serving:
Chocolate chip: 19 grams
“N’Oatmeal”: 20 grams
Ginger Snaps: 23 grams
Want to win a box? Mary’s Loves Cookies is giving away two boxes, one box of your choice of flavor to each of two winners. To enter, leave a comment telling me what your favorite flavor is. I’ll pick a winner at random from all the comments on April 26. Good Luck!
2 Comments Posted by Karen on November 22nd 2009 @ 12:33 am
Ingredients: Brown and white rice flour (organic), (Non GMO) corn starch, tapioca flour, sugar, xanthan gum, cinnamon, freeze dried sweet potato, natural vanilla powder (Non GMO corn starch, vanilla beans).
The cookies have big chunks of chocolate in them, and cook up just right with a little crunch, a little chewiness. They taste AWESOME! Some of the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies I have ever had.
Ingredients: Organic chocolate chunks (organic natural evaporated cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, non-GMO soy lecithin/emulsifier, organic vanilla. Chunks may contain traces of milk protein due to manufacturing equipment.); Organic natural cane sugar, brown rice flour, brown sugar, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, grainless and aluminum-free baking powder (sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, potato starch), sea salt, organic cocoa power (processed with alkali), gluten-free natural flavor (contains corn derivative), xanthan gum, baking soda.
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