Favorite Find: Best Gluten Free Cookie

by Kristine on April 20, 2011

in Blog, Favorite Finds, Kristine's Favorites

It seems to be cookie week! HA!  Hope you all had a chance to see the Monster Cookie recipe!

Since I was at a health expo all weekend, you can only imagine how much food there was to taste.  Gluten free is becoming so popular, I can’t even tell you how many gluten free cookies, pizza and snacks were there!  What’s awesome about shows like this, is that you can taste everything, and not waste your money on buying things, only to bring it home and think its gross.  We all know that this stuff is NOT cheap!

Of course I don’t recommend eating cookies on a regular basis, especially if you are trying to lose weight or maintain.  But of course, as I’ve said many times, I’m all about moderation.  I love a good cookie every once in a while!

I can’t even tell you how many gluten free cookie brands I tried.  Probably about 10.  There was definitely a stand out, so I wanted to tell you all about it for “Favorite Find Wednesday!”

Unfortunately, just because these cookies are gluten free, doesn’t mean they are carb free, fat free, sugar free and calorie free!  Making your own is always the best option as you can control what’s in it.  But sometimes, I know we’re busy, so baking cookies isn’t an option and if your wanting a special gluten free treat, I’ve got your back!

Pasty Pie was the winner of the tastiest gluten free cookie!  Don’t let the name fool you, they actually don’t make pies at all (yet!).  They mainly do cookies, brownies and biscotti.  Check out the selection on their website.

I don’t guarantee everything will be good, as I just tried a couple of their cookies.

Chocolate Chip

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This is the chewiest gluten free cookie I’ve had.  If you’ve ever had a gluten free cookie, you know that they can be super dry, gritty and gross.  I don’t have the nutritionals (and its not available on their website) so this cookie ‘could’ have a good amount of sugar and fat in it (probably the case), but ignorance is bliss sometimes!  On a positive note, 1 cookie is satisfying. I actually saw a not-so-good review of this cookie on another blog.  They said it was dry and crunchy.  They must have made major improvements, because the one I tried was chewy!

Snappy Ginger

CookieGinger.jpgI also tried a bite of this cookie.  It was good as well, but in my opinion, the chocolate chip was the clear front runner.  Then again, I LOVE a good chocolate chip cookie!

Their products are available in Canada and the US, but not everywhere.  Check on their site here, to see if they are available near you.  Looks like you can also order online.

Question: Have you tried gluten free cookies, if so, what’s your favorite??

See you Friday! I can’t believe its almost Easter!  Can’t wait to hide eggs for our little one.

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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