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

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Lucy’s Cookies was taken over by Westminster Crackers in 2017 and brought back to shelves under new management and production. The cookies are reportedly the same formula, but their packaging has changed. So I’ve left up my photos that show the actual cookies, but added current product packaging images.

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 my husband!), 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)

Tasting Notes for Lucy’s Cookies

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!

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), organic cane sugar*, vegan chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, dextrose, cocoa butter, soy lecithin and natural vanilla extract), soy milk* (contains carrageenan), molasses*, sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, baking soda, vanilla extract*, potassium bitartrate, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 130 calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein.*

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk

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

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: organic cane sugar*, lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), vegan chocolate chunks (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, dextrose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract), soy milk*(contains carrageenan), cocoa, molasses*, sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, baking soda, vanilla extract*, baking powder, potassium bitartrate, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 130 calories, 5g fat, 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars, 1g protein.*

Cinnamon Thins

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

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: organic cane sugar*, lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), soy milk* (contains carrageenan), sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, baking soda, potassium bitartrate, cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, vanilla extract*, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 130 calories, 4.5g fat, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 13g sugars, 2g protein.*

Ginger Snap

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

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), organic cane sugar*, soy milk* (contains carrageenan), molasses*, sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, ginger, baking soda, potassium bitartrate, baking powder, vanilla extract*, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, oil of lemon, red pepper, gluten-free vinegar, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein.*

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!

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), soy milk*(contains carrageenan), molasses*, sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, oil of lemon, lemon fruit, baking soda, potassium bitartrate, baking powder, vanilla extract*, xanthan gum, salt, ginger, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein.*

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.

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), organic cane sugar*, soy milk* (contains carrageenan), molasses*, sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, flavoring and citric acid from non-gmo corn, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein.*

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.

Lucy's Cookies Reviews and Info - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan - numerous flavors.Ingredients: organic cane sugar*, lucy’s blend™ (gluten-free oat, garbanzo/chickpea, potato starch, tapioca, sorghum and fava flours), soy milk* (contains carrageenan), sustainable palm fruit oil, expeller pressed canola oil, olive oil, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, non-dairy lactic acid, baking soda, potassium bitartrate, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, calcium carbonate, annatto extract color, vanilla extract*, cellulose gum.

Nutrition (per 3 cookies): 130 calories, 4.5g fat, 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars, 2g protein.*

More Flavors of Lucy’s Cookies

Sadly, they discontinued the Maple Bliss flavor.

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

The Facts on Lucy’s Cookies

Price: $4.99 per 5.5-ounce box

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, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Westminster Bakers website at www.westminstercrackers.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Best crunchy cookies

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August 25, 2020

I’m not usually a crunchy cookie fan, but these are delicious. Great flavors and nice texture.

Alisa Fleming

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13 Comments

  1. Please does anyone know where to purchase Lucy’s. Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies?? I have found all other flavors but not these. Why would such a delicious popular GLuten free flavor be discontinued. These were the best ever!!

  2. If you have a very high peanut allergy these cookie may not be safe, They have chick pea and fava which are both in the peanut family. My son who has a peanut allergy had a mild reaction to these cookies. Please always read the small print!

  3. I love your cinnamon thin cookies, and have been buying them for quite some time, however I have noticed since the packaging has changed from box to bag, the cookies are always broken…..the last three bags I have bought, there may be one or two whole cookies the rest are crumbles…..sad in FL…? Please consider changing the packaging back….pretty please!

    • Hi Lisa, this is a third party review. I’m not affiliated with Lucy’s at all, so I can’t help you out. And unfortunately, their website has been down for “maintenance” for quite some time now, so I don’t know where to redirect you! Hopefully they’ll be back online in the very near future. I know that the company was recently taken over, so that might be why the change up in packaging.

  4. Gerald Williams on

    can i buy Lucy’s gluten free sugar cookies and Lucy’s maple bliss cookies…. if so how many do you have of each and at what price

  5. 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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  7. 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.

  8. 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.