Fabulous Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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!
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.
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.
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
|Serving size: 2 cookies|
|Calories from Fat||63|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 7 g||11%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 18 g||6%|
|Sugar 11 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|* 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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About the Author
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.