Product Review: Grandma Lulu’s Sand Dollar Cookies - Celiac Disease
Feb 22 2011

Product Review: Grandma Lulu’s Sand Dollar Cookies

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. 

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  1. Tiffany Janes says:

    Kim – I did the same thing – checked the bag to make sure the cookies were gf! These are too incredible to believe. The one with white chocolate on it was one of the best cookies I’ve had with or without gluten in it. The plain ones are perfect to enjoy with afternoon tea 🙂

  2. Gluten Free Dee says:

    Kimberly and Tiffany,
    If I lived closer to the 2 of you, we could all enjoy these amazing gluten free cookies with Grandma Lulu! Since you too are so close, and so is Ginger Carter-Miller, maybe you could all connect! I’ll miss the party!

  3. Tiffany Janes says:

    Hi Dee – The bakery seems to be somewhat on our way to Greenville so we might see if we can stop in one day. I’m ordering the chocolate dipped cookies the minute they come out. Can you post back here when that happens? Our Whole Foods region really needs to pick up these incredible cookies!

  4. Heshie Segal says:

    When Grandma Lulu’s gluten-free Sand Dollar cookies arrived, I was on a far more restricted diet than being gluten-free. My hubby was not so I asked him to try them. He turned up his nose, because neither of us had tasted a gluten free cookie that was not heavy and . . . well . .one that just tasted like you could have a second one right away. I watched his face and it lit up. It was good … no very good, no really good. Well that was a great endorsement. Now I was able to taste them and got the same results. Thank you for great taste and a great resource.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Heshie – I think my gluten eating husband also enjoyed these cookies at least as much as I did. But he is the cookie monster of the house…lol!

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