My Dad’s Cookies: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Nut-Free Nostalgic Treats

Review of: My Dad's Cookies
Black & White, Chocolate Chip
$6.95 per 6-ounce package

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On July 2, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014


Positively delightful is the best way I can think of to describe these traditional-style treats. Tender, but slightly crispy, and filled with the perfect hint of vanilla and just the right amount of chocolate, it was impossible to believe that these delicate cookies were made without butter and wheat.

Far from the mega-booths and squashed at the end of an aisle sat baker Elan and his array of freshly baked dairy-, gluten-, and nut-free cookies. It was a good thing I had put My Dad’s Cookies on my agenda at Expo West earlier this year, otherwise I might have missed their modest display and tasting some pretty amazing cookies.

My Dad's Cookies - Black and White Cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

I had never been a big fan of “traditional” cookies. I grew up on chewy and gooey, and even straight-up cookie dough, turning up my nose at delicate treats like biscotti and raspberry linzers. Perhaps my taste buds have matured, or maybe I just hadn’t sampled ones that were as good as My Dad’s Cookies.

At the show we tried the Black & White Tuxedo cookie. It was tender, sweet, and so, so delicious. Elan was nice enough to send us home with a box of the Chocolate Chip, and those didn’t disappoint either.

My Dads Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

The Chocolate Chip My Dad’s Cookies were crispy and sweet, with the perfect amount of little chocolate chips and vanilla essence. The kid in our house loved them (and had no clue they were gluten-free), and Tony and I thought they were amazing with afternoon tea. In fact, it didn’t take but a day for the box of My Dad’s Cookies pictured above, to look like this…

My Dads Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies devoured! (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

My Dad’s Cookies are baked in Brooklyn in their own little allergen-safe facility. They have many other varieties, including Raspberry Linzers, Chocolate Fancy Sandwiches, Vanilla Grahams, and Lemon Drops.

Certifications: My Dad’s Cookies are certified gluten-free and certified kosher parve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, My Dad’s Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian. 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.

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