I was the very lucky recipient of a package containing 4 complimentary boxes of gluten-free cookies from Glow Gluten-free the other day. First I have to say that Jill from Glow Gluten-free is so sweet. She is great to follow on Twitter and we have had some good laughs over the past few days. Some of these giggles came from Heidi at Adventures of a Gluten-free Mom finding out that I had received & tasted a Double Chocolate cookie from Glow Gluten-free. I had tweeted that I loved the cookie & Heidi caught wind of that & then began the tweets back that I must try the Snickerdoodles immediately! Take about peer pressure! ;) LOL! Of course I had to oblige. I couldn’t not try them at this point. By the end of the night I had eaten 1 whole cookie & multiple bites of the other cookies to taste them all. Jon was the lucky recipient of the remaining cookie parts – a job he did not complain about. Good thing I am training for a marathon! Talk about carb loading. Maybe I will have to stock up on these cookies closer to the race. ;)
Now, down to the details. Not only are Glow Gluten-free cookies gluten-free, but they are casein-free, trans fat free and preservative free. Each cookie contains 100 calories and is between 5 – 6 grams of fat. They also contain 2 grams a fiber – bonus! I love that the ingredient list for the cookies is easy to read & the flours used are garbanzo bean & fava bean. Healthier than using a white rice, tapioca or potato starch (though they do have their place). Also, notice the adorable packing – how cute is that? Very eye catching & clever.
Chocolate Chip – These remind me of Chips Ahoy, which I loved to eat as a child. Jon adored these cookies! I needed a glass of milk to dip these in!
Snickerdoodle – The cookie that Heidi made me eat. ;) These rock! They have an amazing cinnamon flavor & as Heidi suggested this morning, I should crumble them up as cereal because they taste like Apple Jacks! I see these as a topping to my oatmeal in the very near future.
Double Chocolate– I want to say enough said, but that wouldn’t be doing these cookies justice. They are so chocolately, crunchy & exciting! They wake up your taste buds & would be awesome paired with a glass of merlot.
Gingersnap – Classic gingersnap cookie. I have always loved gingersnaps and these did not disappoint. I would say that they would be great as a pie crust, but I don’t think that I am willing to sacrifice them for that! LOL!
I think I am going to take the plunge & say that these now rank up there as one of the best gluten-free packaged cookies that I have tasted. Both Jill and her daughter have Celiac Disease. I love that Jill says in her brochure that she was trying to recreate their old favorites (Mrs. Field’s, Chips Ahoy, Famous Amos), not create a packaged gluten-free cookie to resemble something you make at home. I think that Jill & Glow Gluten-free hit that recreation spot on. Job well done.
Had to share one more picture – can you see that sugar on top of the gingersnap? Mmmmmm!