Though we have trialed Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough, I’ve opted not to give it a star rating since it’s really out of our household realm. I think it is a quality product though, and have included lots of notes to help you decide if it is worth the splurge!
Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough (Chocolate Chip is the one available right now) is a joint effort with the team behind Primal Palate. It’s darn close to paleo (there is a little evaporated cane juice in the chocolate chips) and is made with wholesome all-natural, non-GMO ingredients: almond flour, dairy-free chocolate morsels (soy-free), organic maple syrup, arrowroot flour, organic coconut oil, organic sea salt, organic vanilla, and baking soda.
The dough is a little crumbly when cut due to the sheer volume of chocolate chips (not a bad thing!), but they are easy to reshape. Aside from that, they’re as easy to make as any other cookie. They emerge with a nice, chewy consistency, much like my favorite chocolate chip cookies (picture below is from my kitchen). That said, when we eat cookies, it’s because we’re craving dessert. for us, Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough produced cookies that simply weren’t very sweet – in fact, it seemed the salt and sweetener were getting equal face time. The flavor was more like an almond flour biscuit. If your taste buds have become heightened to sugar, than I think these may hit the mark. But if you are like us, and still indulge in sweet desserts on occasion, I’d think of these like a healthy, very lightly sweet breakfast cookie.
It’s also hard to argue the better quality ingredients and the cost of making small batch dough, but for my household, Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough is simply too expensive for our budget – even beyond the occasional treat. If you’re used to buying paleo desserts, or love to splurge on new artisan creations, then this could be well within your budget. For us, Cappello’s Pasta is a little more worth it.
Price: $14.50 per 12-ounce roll of dough
Certifications: Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough is Certified Gluten-Free and Certified Kosher (parve, I believe)
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Cappello’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Cappello’s Gluten Free website at cappellosglutenfree.com.