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Category Archives: Cookies

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.

lucys gluten free cookies

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.

lucys gluten free cookies, gluten free ginger snaps

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.

lucys gluten free maple bliss cookies

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.

Ingredients:

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

Ingredients listed here

 

Udi’s Snickerdoodle Gluten Free Cookies

Ingredients listed here

Udi’s Oatmeal Raisin Gluten Free Cookies

Ingredients listed here

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!

Glutino Gluten Free Pantry chocolate truffle brownie mix

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.

yum!

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

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.

Mi-Del Arrowroot Cookies

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.

Nutrition Facts:

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.

For extra entries, you can do any or all of these:

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You can also enter to win at MomGadget.  Yes, you can win both giveaways if you enter both.

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

glennys marshmallow treats gluten free

Glenny's Marshmallow Treats

Glenny’s Whole Fruit & Nut Bars–Cashew & Almond, Classic Fruit & Nut, Cranberry & Almond

glennys whole fruit and nut bars gluten free

Glenny's Whole Fruit & Nut Bars

Glenny’s Cookies–Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip

 

Glenny's Gluten Free Cookies

Glenny's Gluten Free Cookies

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

 

Glenny's Snack Chips gluten free

Glenny's Snack Chips Gluten Free

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.

 

BUY IT:

You can find Glenny’s products at Amazon.com. Also check out Glenny’s webpage for distributor information.

WIN IT:

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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Visit any other page of my website and let me know what you learned about me.

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.

Ingredients:

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!

When I got this mix in the mail, I was thinking, ewwwwwhhh! Sweet potatoes in brownies? But now, I am convinced this is one of mankind’s better discoveries, right up there with fire and electricity.

I followed package directions, which were to put the mix, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup butter in a bowl, blend well, pour into a greased 9 X 9 pan, and bake at 325 degrees for 35-30 minutes.
The batter is very thick, so be sure to spread it evenly in the pan.
The brownies come out moist and slightly chewy, and taste more like the blonde brownies I used to make when I still ate the evil wheat than sweet potatoes. They have a sort of butterscotchy flavor, which I love! It was very hard not to eat the whole pan in one day. But I did not, I made them last for 4 days. FabGrandpa liked them, too. His only negative comment was “I thought brownies were supposed to be chocolate.”
I took the photo above on day two–the brownies were still moist, did not crumble, or fall apart. I could actually eat it with that fork you see there. And the one I had tonight, the last one, was still pretty good after four days. If you want to try them for yourself, a package of the mix costs  $6.99 and can be ordered at Mixes From The Heartland.

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).

 

Mi-del ginger snaps

These gluten free ginger snaps by Mi-Del have been one of my favorite cookies since I started eating gluten free two and a half years ago. They are hard like regular ginger snaps, and have just the right amount of sweetness, too. I like them plain, or with some cream cheese or peanut butter on them. 

Yesterday, I had a pot-luck dinner to attend, and I wanted to make a home made pumpkin pie to take to it. As I was trying to figure out what to do for the crust, I remembered that I had a bag of Mi-Del Gluten Free Ginger Snaps in the cupboard. So, I made a crumb crust using them. Everyone, even the wheat eaters at the party, raved about the pie. As a matter of fact, they ate it all  up. See:

Ginger snaps crumb crust

I used this recipe to make my crust, but because gluten free flours don’t absorb butter like wheat flour does, next time I would use half as much butter to make the crust.

Mi-Del Gluten Free Ginger Snaps come in an 8 oz. bag. The ingredients from the side of the bag:

Gluten free flour (corn flour, soy flour, potato flour, rice flour, corn starch, potato starch, xanthan gum); organic dehydrated cane juice; canola oil; unsulphered molasses; ginger; soy lecithin (used as an emulsifier); eggs; baking soda; sea salt; natural flavor.  

There is also an allergy warning on the bag: Produced in a facility that also processes or handles wheat, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. Mi-Del gluten free products are routinely tested using the ELISA method to ensure gluten free status as determined by the World Health Organization.

Mi-Del also makes Cinnamon Snaps, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pecan Cookies, Arrowroot Cookies, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, and Royal Vanilla Sandwich Cookies.

Pamelas Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix

The front of the bag says “Fast, Easy, Delicious”, and I found that to be true.  To make these cookies, just add 1 stick of butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of water. Beat the butter or margarine, then add the egg, water and contents of the bag. Mix one minute. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake @ 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

When you take them out of the oven, let them cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a paper towel lined plate.

Pamelas cookie mix

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.


Suggestions on the side of the bag are for Peanut Butter Chunk Cookies–add 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup water, mix as above, and bake.  They also suggest making crumbs out of the Chocolate Chunk Cookies to use as a crust for a chocolate cream pie or a cheesecake. Mmmm, sounds very good to me!

Pamelas Cookie Mix

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.

Fabgrandpa, who does not have to eat gluten free, LOVED these cookies. I will be buying more–I’m gonna make a pie crust next time!.