Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie in So Many Vegan Flavors

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Lenny & Larry showcase phrases like “all natural”, “vegan”, and “non-GMO” on The Complete Cookie. And this baked goodie is actually sold in supplement stores. But it’s important to remember that these cookies are still treats! Yes, they contain protein powder, little doses of calcium and fiber, and are probably lower in sugars than many desserts. But they are jumbo-sized indulgences through and through.

Don’t get me wrong – I was over the moon to discover a White Chocolate Macadamia cookie (on sale no less!) that was dairy-free, let alone vegan. And I believe I already mentioned, but it’s worth saying again: these are JUMBO cookies! Just don’t go mistaking The Complete Cookie for low calorie health food.

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Tasting Notes for The Complete Cookie

As my friend Caroline eagerly bit into her second cookie sampling, she stated, “I mean, they’re not bakery fresh, but they’re really good!”. I concurred. In fact, we hardly noted the protein powder in most of the flavors. The Complete Cookie is made with a blend of wheat, soy, and pea proteins and each big 2-serving cookie weighs in at about 16 grams of protein per serving. They now offer half-size single-serve cookies too, and those are still pretty mighty in size.

The Complete Cookie comes in more than a dozen flavors. We sampled the five below. But they also offer Apple Pie, Snickerdoodle, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Lemon Poppyseed, Pumpkin Spice, and Oatmeal Raisin.

Chocolate Chip

Each soft and tender, yet thick and just a bit chewy bite was spot on for texture and sweetness. It had a smattering of tasty semi-sweet chocolate chips, but we all wanted a few more.

Ingredients – enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), protein blend (vital wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein), palm margarine (palm oil, palm fractions, water, salt, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin, distilled monoglycerides], natural flavor, citric acid, mixed tocopherols [antioxidant]vitamin a, beta-carotene [color]), cane sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, dextrose, natural vanilla), vegetable glycerine, chicory root fiber, invert sugar, oligofructose, sunflower lecithin, baking soda, natural flavor, salt, cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, guar gum. Allergens: contains wheat. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanut, tree nut, soy, milk and egg.

White Chocolaty Macadamia

This flavor has the same great texture and base flavor, but is dotted with super-sweet, creamy white chocolate chips and some chopped macadamias. Again, we wanted more in each bite. But it’s hard to penalize The Complete Cookie, since the aforementioned cookie base is so dense and delicious on its own, even without the add-ins.

Ingredients – protein blend (vital wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein), enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable glycerine, chicory root fiber, cane sugar, invert sugar, palm margarine (palm oil, palm fractions, water, salt, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin, distilled monoglycerides], natural flavor, citric acid, mixed tocopherols [antioxidant], vitamin a, beta-carotene [color]), white chips (sugar, palm kernel and palm oil, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin [emulsifier], salt), oligofructose, macadamia nuts, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, salt, baking soda, cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, guar gum. Allergens: contains wheat, macadamia nut. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanut, tree nut, soy, milk and egg.

Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie - 5 Vegan, Dairy-Free Flavors (Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia shown)

Birthday Cake

Leah sampled this one:

Admittedly, my first experience with a The Complete Cookie was a little disappointing – the cookie was dry and crumbly. But I was still so intrigued by the Birthday Cake flavor that I gave them another try. I’m so glad I did too! This cookie was so soft and nearly dough-y. The crisp little sprinkles were the perfect textural touch. The flavor really did remind me of sweet vanilla cake from childhood birthday parties!

Ingredients – enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), protein blend (vital wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein), palm margarine (palm oil, palm fractions, water, salt, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin, distilled monoglycerides], natural flavor, citric acid, mixed tocopherols [antioxidant]vitamin a, beta-carotene [color]), cane sugar, sprinkles (sugar, palm kernel & palm oil, corn starch, sunflower lecithin, vegetable juice, annatto extract, spirulina extract, turmeric, beta carotene, maltodextrin, carnauba wax, cellulose gum), invert sugar, chicory root fiber, oligofructose, vegetable glycerine, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, baking soda, sea salt, cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, guar gum. Allergens: contains wheat. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanut, tree nut, soy, milk and egg.

Choc-O-Mint

This was a very brownie-like experience with loads of sweet minty-ness. The green mint chips really are a delicious touch! The base does have a slight “healthy cookie” vibe, but overall, the texture is wonderfully soft and chewy, and the taste was a real treat.

Ingredients – enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), protein blend (vital wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein), mint drop (sugar, palm kernel & palm oil, dextrose, sunflower lecithin [emulsifier], spirulina [color], natural flavor, turmeric [color], salt), palm margarine (palm oil, palm fractions, water, salt, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin, distilled monoglycerides], natural flavor, citric acid, mixed tocopherols [antioxidant]vitamin a, beta-carotene [color]), invert sugar, cane sugar, oligofructose, vegetable glycerine, cocoa powder processed with alkali, chicory root fiber, sunflower lecithin, molasses, baking soda, natural flavor, sea salt, xanthan gum, guar gum, cultured dextrose. Allergens: contains wheat. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanut, tree nut, soy, milk and egg.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

The peanut butter base tastes a little “healthier” than the Choc-O-Mint, but it was still quite indulgent and had just enough cookie sweetness. It’s thick (the larger cookie is VERY thick), soft, and a little “doughy.” It’s drier than the other flavors I tried, but most peanut butter cookies are. And I found this flavor to be the most fulfilling of the bunch.

Ingredients – enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), protein blend (vital wheat gluten, pea protein, rice protein), peanut butter (dry roasted peanuts), palm margarine (palm oil, palm fractions, water, salt, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin, distilled monoglycerides], natural flavor, citric acid, mixed tocopherols [antioxidant]vitamin a, beta-carotene [color]), invert sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, dextrose, natural vanilla), cane sugar,vegetable glycerine, chicory root fiber, oligofructose, peanuts, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, baking soda, salt, cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, guar gum. Allergens: contains wheat and peanut. Manufactured in a facility that also processes tree nut, soy, milk and egg.

Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie Review - 7 Vegan, Dairy-Free Flavors (including White Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Pumpkin Spice)

The Facts on Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookies

Price: $1.83 per 4-ounce cookie or $1.17 per 3-ounce cookie

Availability: Lenny & Larry The Complete Cookies are sold at supplement stores and major grocers throughout the U.S. I’m not sure if they are available in Canada. At last check, Trader Joe’s even sold the smaller version of these cookies. You can also buy them online from sites like Amazon.

Certifications: The Complete Cookies are Certified Kosher Dairy (they are not made with dairy, but this indicates that dairy may be present in another product made on the line). They are labeled as non-GMO and vegan, but we did not note certifications for these.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, The Complete Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, 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, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Lenny & Larry’s website at www.lennylarry.com.

Nibble on The Complete Cookie with Homemade Milk Beverage from Go Dairy Free!

Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie Review - 7 Vegan, Dairy-Free Flavors (including White Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Pumpkin Spice)

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

22 Comments

  1. Is one cookie (whole cookie in pack) 180 calories for real. The cookie is so good. I hate the whole thing. Chocolate Chip.

  2. Are these paleo?
    I am following a paleo diet, but I had one of these before my WOD, I’m pretty sure I burned it all off right? ??
    I felt like I treated myself with a good cookie though ?

  3. These cookies are not vegan. They contain Whey protein isolate which comes from milk. Depending on how strict a vegan you are it is not 100%vegan.

    • Hi Dibble, I think you may be looking at the wrong products. Lenny & Larry’s cookies are 100% vegan and dairy-free and do not contain any whey protein isolate. They protein blend is soy protein isolate, wheat protein isolate and pea protein. Perhaps the “wheat” looked like “whey” to you?

  4. I am trying to lose weight and i just munched on one of these for energy. I work out for like 35-40 minutes doing hiit work outs. Will it be healthy to have one of these (they were oh so good) or AVOID!!!?

    • Hi Mokas, I can’t advise on what is healthy for you. You can read the ingredients and nutrition facts and see if it fits within your dietary goals. If needed, consult a physician or dietitian to assess what foods are best for you to consume on your diet plan.

  5. I love these cookies! Unfortunately I was just diagnosed as bakers yeast intolerant due to high amounts of candida in my system. So I have to stay away from dairy and refined sugars. I’m basically going to the Paleo diet now. DO you know if these are ok to eat still? I specifically love the poppy seed cookies. Thanks!

    • Hi Amanda, if you are following a paleo diet then most commercial cookies would be off limits. Lenny & Larry’s are definitely not paleo! I doubt though that they contain yeast – I would check the ingredients, but cookies aren’t typically made with yeast.

  6. La'Nisha Walker-Hyde on

    These cookies saved my life, I have tried every flavor! Each variety not only has high protein, but has a spectacular taste and texture that everyone, regardless of an allergy or not, can enjoy! When first diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance at 14, I was insanely down, I couldn’t eat many Publix product cookies because they contained milk, or many other cookie products like Pepperidge farms! Now 15, with an epic cookie obsession, I eat these cookies all of the time and my friends love them too. Thank God for Len and Larry’s.

  7. OMG White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!!!! Since going dairy, gluten and everything free, I completely forgot about that DELICIOUS variety of cookie!!!!!! Now I am craving it!

  8. Lisa Winters on

    I love these cookies. Definitely have great taste and texture for a vegan, non-dairy cookie. But, as you said, you need to remember it’s a cookie – a treat. 🙂 I’ve tried several flavors and they definitely hit the spot! (I usually cut them into halves, thirds or fourths.)

  9. I was wondering, do you have plain cookies that are soft??? without nuts, vanilla or peanut butter flavored! It has to be completely dairy free and where can I order these?????

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