Lucy’s Cookies: Dairy-, Egg-, Nut- and Gluten-Free

Review of: Lucy's Cookies
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Dr. Lucy's
Lemon Goodness, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk, Ginger Snap, Sugar, Cinnamon Thin, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mint, Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Sugars
$4.99 per 5.5-ounce box

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On October 12, 2015
Last modified:October 19, 2015


Crunchy, sweet, buttery, goodness - everyone I know loves these cookies, but we each seem to have a different favorite flavor. These treats are perfect for lunchboxes and parties, too, as it's impossible to guess that they are vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly.

Updated! Cookies are my favorite dessert – thick, soft, chewy cookies to be exact. I actually shunned crunchy biscuits of any kind, until I met Lucy’s Cookies.

Lucy's Cookies - Crispy, Crunchy, Buttery Treats in SO Many Flavors (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Personally, I think it’s pretty darn impressive and convenient that I was won over to the crispy side by cookies that happen to be vegan, gluten-free AND nut-free (and made in an allergen-safe bakery). It’s true – I like Lucy’s Cookies far better than their butter-laden, wheaty, distant cousins (so does Tony!), and I LOVE how many flavors they have. Variety is the spice of life, no?

Lucy's Cookies - Crispy, Crunchy, Buttery Treats in SO Many Flavors (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Regardless of the flavor variety, all Lucy’s Cookies have a few taste traits in common: surprisingly buttery undertones, a slight oat-y vibe from the flour base, sweet but not overly-sugary, and relatively light yet crispy. They are also semi-petite in size, allowing you to enjoy three cookies per serving. As for the individual flavors, here was my take:

Chocolate Chip – Though you can’t compare these crispy little gems to the infamous big softies, they have their own special charm that I adored. And though the cookies are somewhat modest in size, they pack in regular (not mini) dairy-free chocolate chips!

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk – Thick but light and crunchy semi-sweet chocolate cookies with surprise bursts of delicious, deep dark chocolate throughout.

Cinnamon Thins – These Lucy’s Cookies were filled with spiced snickerdoodle-ish taste that reminded me a bit of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Ginger Snap – Super crisp, gently buttery and with an addictive ginger warmth that sneaks up on you.

Lemon Goodness – These Lucy’s Cookies have a subtle lemon zestiness with little candied ginger bursts throughout. I actually had some fun experimenting with these in recipes, too. I made these awesome (if I do say so myself) No Bake Lemon Cookie Granola Bars and used the leftover Lively Lemon Icing to make the sandwich cookies pictured below – so good!

Maple Bliss – The earthy maple notes made this one of my favorite flavors, but I believe they are only available in the Snack Packs (see below) at this time.

Oatmeal – I was expecting more of an “oaty” texture, but these were crispy cookies with just a slight variation in texture, perhaps from partially ground oats. As an oat fan, I was still in heaven.

Sugar – These Lucy’s Cookies made me crave a big mug of tea. Each bite was like a sweet, buttery biscuit dusted with delightful sugar crystals.

Chocolate Merry Mint (Seasonal) – The cocoa, mint, and vanilla get equal flavor time in these tasty yet subdued chocolate cookies.

Holiday Sugars (Seasonal) – Expect the classic Sugar Lucy’s Cookies but with festively-colored course sugar crystals for the season.

Pumpkin Patch (Seasonal) – Mellow and warm with somewhat bold hints of spice. Since it is a crispy cookie, the pumpkin isn’t as ever-present, but rather provides a subdued backdrop.

Lucy's Cookies - Crispy, Crunchy, Buttery Treats in SO Many Flavors (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Snack ‘n Go Packs: For lunch boxes, portion-control, whatever your single-serve need, Lucy’s also offers boxes of Snack ‘n Go Packs in Chocolate Chip or a variety pack with Maple Bliss, Chocolate Chip and Chocolate. We trialed the variety pack which contains 6 bags of Lucy’s Cookies, 2 of each flavor, with 3 cookies per bag. Fortunately, I had already sampled all of the flavors (see reviews above!) because my husband devoured every last snack pack. Not all at once, but darn close. I love the idea of these for travel and lunches, and because I’m addicted to variety packs of anything tasty.

Certifications: Lucy’s Cookies are Certified Kosher Pareve, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Lucy’s Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, vegetarian, and made in a dedicated bakery (at last check). 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.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. The snack packs are great for my son who has food allergies. He is able to take them to school to celebrate classmates’ birthdays and to restaurants where he might otherwise miss out on a dessert.

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  3. Their cookies are not soy-free! Actually, the company doesn’t even list all the ingredients that are present in their product. They don’t disclose the ingredients of their chocolate chips or their soy milk–when I got that information from them, one of the undeclared ingredients is one of my allergens (carrageenan)! Good thing I checked!! I contacted them to complain, to let them know they were putting people in danger, but they didn’t seem to care as their ingredient statement is the same as before. I am not sure how they get away with it, honestly, unless they don’t have to follow those guidelines . . . .

    • Thanks Bethany! Yes, you are correct, they aren’t soy-free. I couldn’t find a mention in my review where I said they were soy-free, but please let me know if I’ve missed something!

      That is such a bummer that they don’t fit with your allergen needs. Hopefully they will list all ingredients for issues like this in the future.

  4. I am a chewy cookie girl too and found Dr. Lucky’s a little too crispy…until I discovered that they are magical when crumbled over soy ice cream, on top of cupcakes or on Sunbutter smeared on apples!

    I keep a supply on hand now in my pantry! Thank you for sharing with us.

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