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Fabulous Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on May 24, 2017
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Stephanie Bradberry is an educator herbalist, naturopath, and energy healer. She loves being a freelance writer and whipping up recipes.

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Yes, this article is coming from someone who provided one of the most decadent and fattening recipes for chocolate chip cookies. So, this recommendation does not come lightly. I do not go for gluten products out of necessity. I just like trying new things. But I did have a scare that I might have Celiac disease. That’s another story. Other than that, I tested myself with a gluten free diet for a week one time too see if I would experience the miraculous change that so many people attest to. And after that I was on a mission to find good gluten-free products to incorporate in my diet just to be more health conscious. However, many products do give gluten free a bad name, but not this one!

4 stars from 3 ratings of Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

How I Found Them

On one of my escapades through—you guessed it—Trader Joe’s, I saw a display for a new product: Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. The product description on the package states, “Buttery and rich chocolate chip cookies that melt in your mouth.” I can attest that 90% of this statement is true. Buttery, true. Rich, true. Chocolate chip cookies, true. Melt in your mouth, half true. I could be biased about the last part of the statement because I love soft or chewy chocolate chip cookies. But because the cookies are so crunchy, I would not describe them as melting in your mouth. But the cookies do break up easily in the mouth, but it is grittier than I like, again because I like soft cookies.

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Stamp of Approval

I know these cookies pass the test for being really good, because my husband said so. He often hates when I try out a new gluten free product on the household. But he ate these gluten free chocolate chip cookies and said, “Wow, that’s really good. Give me another. Now I know these aren’t gluten free.” Of course I could not wait to tell him how wrong he was. I have the butter to thank for my husband’s approval. The description appropriately starts with “Buttery” because that is the first thing you notice. And everything is better with butter! It is this very reason that I do not suck down a whole pack in a sitting. The interesting thing is that butter is actually the third ingredient. And it leads to something else I like about the cookies.

More Positives

As with other Trader Joe’s products, there is no lack of quality. Semi-sweet chocolate chips are the first ingredient. There is nothing worse than a chocolate chip cookie that lacks chocolate chips. And these chocolate chips are really good. You would think they were dark chocolate and not just semi-sweet. They are made of sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, vanilla, and natural flavor.

So I have done the foot and mouth work for those looking for an excellent gluten-free pre-packaged chocolate chip cookie. The first time I bought the cookies I only bought one pack. That was a huge mistake. My family tore through them in about five minutes. And my kids were begging for more. I went back a few days later to get more, and there were no more packages available. They sold out in only one or two days after becoming available to the public. I had to waits weeks before more hit our store. And it was a long wait. So the first time you try them, I suggest you buy at least two packs.

It turns out many hubbers and viewers do not have a Trader Joe's near them. And luckily, after many months of this review being out, a guest user found them online. So now everyone anywhere can enjoy these marvelous cookies! Just look to the right.

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cookies
Calories 140
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Stephanie Bradberry is a freelance writer and editor. She is an educator, herbalist, naturopath and energy healer who runs her own home-based business, Naturally Fit & Well, LLC. One of her favorite pastimes is whipping up or trying out recipes.


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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello Steve Case. This is a great option for those who do not have a Trader Joe's nearby. Thanks for offering this as an alternative. Now I have to see what other Trader Joe's products are available online. Thanks for sharing.

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      Steve Case 5 years ago

      For the GF folks that are TJ-less, there is another alternative (although a bit spendy). Try Amazon:

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Excellent! I love when I can convince and convert people. You can only get them at Trader Joe's. So I hope you have a location or two in your area. Happy eating!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I don't think that I've ever encountered these at the grocery store. But since you're recommending them, I'll make an effort to buy them. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I am so sorry to hear you don't have a Trader Joe's near you. They are so awesome. I would send you some, but I would eat them before they could even be packaged! Thanks for reading, prospectboy :)

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Interesting read. There isn't a Trader Joe's where I live, but I would definitely be interested in trying these since I prefer a combination of both crunchy and soft cookies. Nice information, and well written article.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello always exploring. Having Celiac disease can be rough. I have one of the hereditary markers for Celiac, but not the actual disease. I really like finding good gluten-free products. But I also like trying my hand at making gluten-free food to help build up a good recipe catalog since I am meeting so many people with dietary restrictions. I hope you have a Trader Joe's near you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      It is really good to find gluten-free food. I have Celiac disease. Many stores do not have them. Thank you for the info., appreciated...