Updated with more flavors! Are you “just” dairy-free and in need of a true indulgence? Or perhaps you want to share some amazing cookies with loved ones for the holidays, while showing them how delicious dairy-free can be. If you fall into either category, I strongly suggest checking out Nomoo Cookies.
The selection of Nomoo cookies includes an amazing line-up of slightly unique flavors, but they all have a few things in common: they are BIG, they are super tasty, and they are made in the Nomoo dairy-free, kosher parve facility. For their classic soft, chewy, and crunchy consistencies, they contain eggs, wheat, and some even have nuts, but not a drop of dairy enters the mixing bowls at Nomoo.
Traditional Nomoo Cookies Tasting Notes
Following includes our tasting notes on every variety that we sampled (reviewed from top to bottom).
Oh so tender! Soft and nearly fall apart into my mouth, this earthy, full of oats cookie offered just the right amount of sweetness to call it dessert. Orange zest permeates the flavor even dominating over the hints of vanilla and cinnamon, and adding that little bit of excitement to earn it the “perfect” title.
Super soft, super rich, and wonderfully fudgy, like a dense brownie in a flat cookie format. My taste buds were in awe of each sweet, chocolaty bite. Not surprisingly, a high quality chocolate (Callebaut) is used in this gem of a cookie.
This was the only one of the Nomoo Cookies that fully committed to crispy and crunchy. Overall, it had a “trail mix” appeal, with gentle sweetness, like a breakfast cookie, and very dark contrasting chocolate chunks. Quite good, and perfect for those with a more modest sweet tooth or on days when you want a cookie that tastes more like a snack than dessert.
Of course Nomoo Cookies must include a good staple chocolate chip variety, and this one fits the bill. It was thick and tender, though not as soft as some of the others. It didn’t hit my “favorite” list as I wasn’t a fan of the chopped walnut addition, which broke up the flavor a little too much for me.
The warm zesty essence in these cookies was a pleasant surprise. Lightly soft in the center, but quite crispy toward the edges, this almost traditional sugar cookie had ever present notes of vanilla and hints of lemon and orange zest that heightened the other flavors and made for a more interesting taste experience.
The comforting scent lured me in, but the perfectly soft, tender, and chewy bite kept me coming back for more. I loved the sweet, deep molasses taste and the wallop of spice that quickly emerged. These Nomoo Cookies are spiked with a fantastic ginger overload; the only thing that I would change would be to cut the nutmeg. I’m a big ginger fan, and can never get enough, but even the slightest bit of excess nutmeg typically tastes a bit “soapy” to me.
Open Sesame (may be discontinued)
Dense and a little on the dry side (though not overly so) these Nomoo Cookies were just a little chewy, a touch crispy, and quite unique. The underlying tahini was a little too bitter and strong for my tastes, but hardcore hummus and sesame fans will likely adore this seedy, nut-free twist on PB cookies.
Talk about ending on a high note. Filled with warm, tropical goodness, I could have eaten two of this sizable, chewy delight. Tons of rich, sweet coconut lays the foundation for the flavor and texture of this perfectly tender cookie. It’s sweeter than most of the others, but not too sweet, and the coconut adds a little extra “butteriness” to the taste.
Holiday Nomoo Cookies Tasting Notes
For the holidays, Nomoo Cookies comes out with some special flavors. I got to sample their Fall Flavors, which included the Choco-Lift (with orange sprinkles) and Ginger Slap cookies reviewed above. But it also included the following flavors.
This cookie is like their other sugar cookies in many ways, but softer and more pillowy than the vegan varieties. It was wonderfully sweet and “doughy” throughout. Plus, the fun, tasty, sweet and tangy cranberry dust on the outside and generous dried cranberries throughout pushed it over the top as a true Christmas cookie.
The Great Pumpkin
Pumpkin cookies are tricky. I think they did a pretty darn good job, but there is a little room for improvement. These big thin cookies are so soft and tender, but they tasted heavily underbaked in the middle. The top seems to have absorbed some of the icing for a “not quite cooked through” texture and flavor. That said, each bite had a wonderful pumpkin pie-meets-cookie flavor, and a taste of that deliciously sweet little icing ribbon.
Craving Vegan Cookies?
Nomoo now makes a full line of egg-free and vegan cookies, too! See our full review and details here: Nomoo Vegan Cookies.
The Facts on Nomoo Cookies
Availability: Nomoo Cookies ships nationwide (they offer gift wrap and have very nice packaging, too!), but if you happen to live near Pipersville, PA, they have local pick-up at their baking facility for free.
Certifications: Nomoo Cookies are Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nomoo Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, and vegetarian. They do have several flavors that are also made without nuts. 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 Nomoo Cookies website at www.nomoocookies.com.