It is not often that I eat pre-made, packaged cookies anymore. If you have purchased gluten-free packaged cookies you are aware of a couple of things: they aren’t cheap and often the ones you can make at home will taste better, for less money. Now, that isn’t saying there aren’t some decent, even tasty pre-made gluten-free cookies out there on the market. I received Andean Dreams Chocolate Chip Cookies as part of my care package last week. I dove into them this afternoon when I discovered that I had run out of homemade cookies/treats. I was plesantly surprised by these cookies. I have never heard of this company before. These cookies reminded me of the Chips Deluxe Cookies I used to eat when I was a child/teen, in my pre-GF days. They had a little more texture with the quinoa, but were very tasty. Definitely nice to have on hand for a sweet treat. These would be excellent crumbled over ice cream (pumpkin flavored comes to mind, imagine that!). Not only are these cookies, gluten-free, nut free and soy free, but vegan too! There are only 140 calories in 2 cookies, making them a nice afternoon snack or after meal treat. These get 5 stars in my book! You can find them on Gluten-Free Mall, they are $6.32/box.
Hopefully I will feel up to baking next week. I am going through kitchen withdrawls! The only part I don’t miss is the clean up!