Updated! Lucy’s Cookies was taken over by Westminster Crackers in 2017 and brought back to shelves under new management and production.
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?
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:
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!
Thick but light and crunchy semi-sweet chocolate cookies with surprise bursts of delicious, deep dark chocolate throughout.
These Lucy’s Cookies were filled with spiced snickerdoodle-ish taste that reminded me a bit of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Super crisp, gently buttery and with an addictive ginger warmth that sneaks up on you.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Facts on Lucy’s Cookies
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 Westminster Bakers website at www.westminstercrackers.com.