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.
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?
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.
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.
For More Product Information: Visit the Lucy’s website at www.drlucys.com.