There’s nothing like baking a batch of cookies. There’s the fun in prep – licking the cookie dough of the whisk, getting our hands sticky from the batter, forming fun shapes, and excitingly setting the timer (or countdown, as we like to call it) until we can pull out our yummy creations from the oven and dig in. For ideas on cookies to bake, check out 30 Awesome Cookie Recipes, 15 Nutty, Buttery Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes That You Need Right Now, and 20 Homemade Vegan Cookies That Will Make Your Kitchen Smell Amazing.
As fun as it is to bake cookies from scratch (and as amazing as it makes our houses smell) sometimes it’s tempting to take the easy way out. On those nights when you’re feeling a bit too lazy to put your baking hat on, it’s nice to go from relaxing to chowing down on cookies in minimal time. That’s where store-bought cookies come in handy. And the good thing is, even if you’re looking to avoid dairy and eggs, there are tons of vegan cookies on the market! From classic chocolate chip to seasonal pumpkin and everything in between, you’re bound to find a cookie that you’ll like. And the best part is, you don’t even have to leave your couch – many of these cookies are available online! Here are 15 we think you should check out.
Nana’s Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Finding a guilt-free chocolate chip cookie is pretty much a dessert lover’s dream, and according to reviews, it seems like Nana’s Wheat-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies come pretty close! They are made primarily from organic oat flour and barley flour and in addition to being wheat-free and gluten-free, these cookies do not have any hydrogenated oils, cholesterol, GMOs, or refined sugars. Instead, Nana’s uses fruit juice to give their product a sweet taste, as well as vegan chocolate chips. Reviewers are reporting that these cookies are “extremely” soft, very moist, and a great option for those with dietary restrictions and preferences. Just beware, as one Amazon reviewer points out, these cookies are very large, and the package actually counts the cookie as two servings, for a total of 420 calories. You can get a pack of 12 for about $24.
Lucy’s Oatmeal Cookies
Want oatmeal raisin cookies without the raisins? If so, consider checking out Lucy’s Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are made primarily with gluten-free oats, chickpeas, potato starch, tapioca, organic cane sugar, soy milk, and molasses. They are gluten-free, nut-free, and non-GMO. Lucy’s describes them as crispy with a hint of salt. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are very tasty, are very healthy, especially for a gluten-free cookie (apparently, most gluten-free sweets are high in fat and calories), and are good for people with multiple allergens. You can get eight boxes (15 cookies per box) for about $25.
Wholesome Chow Lemon Cookies
If you like lemony, refreshing desserts, consider checking out Wholesome Chow Lemon Cookies. These cookies, along with the rest of the Wholesome Chow line, is organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO. They are made primarily with organic sugar, organic white rice flour, vegetable oil spread, water, and salt. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are exceptionally tasty, have the soft, moist texture of fresh cookie dough, and are wonderful for consumers with multiple allergies. One reviewer even called these cookies were “a modern day miracle.” Pretty passionate! To see how you feel about them, you can get six eight-ounce packages for about $45.
Jovial Crispy Cocoa Einkorn Cookies
Jovial Crispy Cocoa Einkorn Cookies aren’t your typical cookies. While most baked goods are made with wheat flours, these are actually made with an einkorn flour, an ancient grain flour that, as one reviewer points out, has never been hybridized. These also contain organic cane sugar, organic palm fruit oil, organic rice syrup, and organic cocoa. Reviewers are saying that these cookies have a nice crispy texture, are definitely healthier than most others on the market, and have a nice chocolaty taste that isn’t overly sweet. You can get a pack of six 8.8-ounce boxes for $25.
Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie: Pumpkin Spice
People don’t usually think of nutrition when they think of cookies. Well, Lenny and Larry’s The Complete Cookie: Pumpkin Spice breaks the cookie cutter mould (pun very much intended) and proves that cookies can be delicious and good for you. These cookies are made with enriched wheat flour, vegan non-hydrogenated margarine, a blend of protein – wheat, pea, soy – pumpkin purée, cinnamon, sea salt, and a few other ingredients. Each cookie provides eight grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein. The reviews are mixed on this one. While some say that these cookies are consistently soft, delicious, and chewy others feel they are dry and somewhat bland, albeit nutritious. To see how you feel about them, you can get a pack of 12 four-ounce cookies for about $24.
Home Free Vanilla Mini Cookies
While there are tons of flavored cookies on the market nowadays, sometimes it’s nice to keep a plain, vanilla one in the pantry. Home Free Vanilla Mini Cookies are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and non-GMO cookies. They are made primarily with gluten-free whole oat flour and the following organic ingredients: evaporated cane sugar, safflower oil, pear juice from concentrate, tapioca starch, buckwheat flour, lemon juice from concentrate, and pure vanilla extract. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are much healthier than typical vanilla wafers, are light and crispy, and are a great crunchy addition to puddings. One reviewer even said that these cookies were “one of the best gluten-free products out there.” To see if you feel the same, you can get a pack of six, five-ounce boxes for a little more than $20.
Enjoy Life Foods Cookie Variety Pack
Even if you have multiple allergies, there’s a good chance you can still indulge in the Enjoy Life Foods Cookie Variety Pack. This bulk pack comes with four cookie flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Brownie, Ginger Spice, and Snickerdoodle. These cookies are dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are good quality, very tasty, and are great for people with multiple allergies or looking to avoid multiple ingredients. A few reviewers did point out, however, that their boxes contained several broken cookies. If you’d still like to try them out, you can get six, six-ounce boxes for about $20.
Emmy's Dark Cacao Macaroons
Emmy’s Dark Cacao Macaroons are a vegan version of macaroons. They are a gluten-free, organic, and dairy-free treat made from organic coconut, organic raw agave, organic raw cacao powder, almond flour, organic extra virgin coconut oil, natural fair trade vanilla flavor, and Himalayan crystal salt. Each macaroon only has five grams of sugar. Reviewers are saying that these macaroons are delicious, made from an excellent combination of ingredients, are good for various diet types, and since they’re so dense, you’re easily satisfied after just one. Just beware, as a few reviewers pointed out, just one macaroon has 100 calories, so if you eat the entire bag of three, that’s a 300-calorie indulgence. If you want to try these out, you can get 12 three-macaroon packs for about $34.50.
Pamela’s Ginger With Sliced Almonds Cookies
One of the first indications of a wholesome cookie is one that strays from using pure cane sugar and instead opts for a more natural form of sweetening. Pamela’s Ginger With Sliced Almonds Cookies are gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free. They are made with molasses, flour blend (brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, xanthan gum), monounsaturated safflower oil, sliced almonds, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are “top quality,” are flavored very wholesomely, and are essentially “guilt-free.” You can get a pack of six 7.25-ounce for about $30.
Newman-O’s are a healthy alternative to the traditional sandwich creme cookie. They are made with organic flour and organic sugar and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are delicious and a healthy alternative to some other cookies on the market. You can either enjoy these on their own or batter them up and fry them up like the fried Oreos you’ll find at fairs! You can get a pack of six eight-ounce packages for about $15.
Go Raw Ginger Snap Sprouted Cookies
Go Raw Ginger Snap Sprouted Cookies are an unconventional type of cookie. In fact, they are not even baked! These raw cookies are made with the following organic ingredients: unsulphured coconut, sprouted sesame seeds, dates, and ginger powder. Reviewers are saying that these cookies are sweet but very wholesome since the sweetness comes from dates, are nice and crunchy, and are easier than making your own dehydrated, sprouted cookies. You can get a pack of six, three-ounce bags for about $20.
Crave Right Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies that you don’t have to feel guilty about? That may sound like a far-fetched dream, but we’re here to tell you that some brands actually have achieved it! Roya’s CraveRight Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies are free from gluten, dairy, corn, soy, nuts, and egg. They are made primarily with sesame powder, non-hydrogenated palm shortening, chocolate chip, water, raw demerara sugar, chicory extract, rice crispy cereal, and flax meal. Each serving (two cookies) is 140 calories, four grams of protein, 15 grams of total carbs, and 12 grams of net carbs. Reviewers are raving about these cookies saying that they are “amazing,” “the best allergen-free cookie ever,” and incredibly nutritious for a cookie. To try these out yourself, you can get a pack of three seven-ounce bags (each bag has 12 cookies) for about $44.
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar Variety Pack
The Fig Newton is a cookie classic known for its soft, crumbly outside and jammy fig filling. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar Variety Pack takes the traditional fig dessert and adds a few more flavors to the lineup. This particular pack includes Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, Lemon, Apple Cinnamon, Raspberry, and of course, Original. These cookies are soy-free and do not contain any artificial flavors or colors. They are made primarily with stone ground whole wheat flour, dried cane syrup, brown rice syrup, fig paste, canola oil, fruit paste (changes based on flavor), rolled oats, and oat fiber. Reviewers are saying that these fig treats are very tasty, good for the price, made with wholesome ingredients, and have a wonderfully soft texture. You can get this variety pack (a total of 24 fig bars) for about $16.
Zemas Madhouse Foods Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies -
Get more out of your cookies with Zema’s Madhouse Foods Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. These bite-sized treats are made from a mixture of flours – oat, teff, millet, quinoa – as well as hemp seeds, chia seeds, vegan chocolate chips, and flax meal. Not bad for a cookie! Reviewers are saying that these treats are tasty and don’t taste grainy like some other gluten-free cookies. You can get one five-ounce box for $6.
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