I received a real treat on my front porch the other day – Gluten-free Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies from Grandma Lulu’s. I had just finished lunch when the cookies arrived, so it was the perfect time to dig into the box. As I opened the box I found an adorably wrapped, white chocolate covered sand dollar sugar cookie tied with a pretty ribbon. Turns out that the white chocolate dipped cookie is coming soon – and it is a real treat! I don’t think I can recall tasting a cookie that I was so in love with. Ever.
Grandma Lulu’s, AKA Mary Lou Minard, son, Tom, was just recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and struggled to find a cookie that he truly enjoyed. After much “nudging” from Tom, Mary Lou reproduced her original sand dollar sugar cookie to be gluten-free. The results were nothing short of spectacular!
“A Treasure of the Sea that is Gluten-Free”
“I really hope my GLUTEN-FREE cookies becomes your PREFERENCE rather than your alternative to traditional cookies. It has all the GOODIES just not the GLUTEN!”
– Grandma Lulu
I never had the opportunity to taste the non-gluten-free version of the sand dollar sugar cookie, but I will tell you that I double checked the package of the cookies that I sampled because they were that good! I thought there was no way the cookie that I was eating was gluten-free! The cookies have a delicate sugar cookie flavor with a hint of maple. The sugar sprinkled on top is like the icing on the cake. Just enough to make a perfect cookie, but not too much to make the cookie overly sweet.
Grandma Lulu’s cookies have been featured in Modern Bride, Guideposts, Food Network Unwrapped and the 2005 Tony Awards Gala Dinner. Interested in sampling these life-changing cookies for yourself? The cookies can be purchased online here. They are $4.95 per package of 13 cookies. The ingredients are as follows:
Brown rice flour, sugar, butter, palm oil, eggs, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, artificial flavor, salt, sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar.
Short & simple. Love ingredient lists like this. 2 cookies = 110 calories, 4g fat and 1g protein. Have you had a chance to try Grandma Lulu’s Gluten-Free Sand Dollar Cookies? If so, what did you think?
**The cookies in this review were provided to me free of charge by Grandma Lulu’s. The opinions in this post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.