Enjoy Life Vanila Honey Graham Cookies

Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Cookies (GF, SF, DF)

There’s never a bad time for cookies, honestly. Who doesn’t like cookies? If there is a person that doesn’t like cookies, I don’t need to know if they exist because I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life and neither do you.


Cookie Monster fitness meme


In 2018, there is still the perception that gluten-free foods taste like cardboard. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that’s simply not true. That’s coming from someone who can eat gluten. As with anything, there are foods that taste like trash. We’ve taste tested some treats for you and will now share them with you. You’re welcome.

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Unlike the Fake News Awards, this is an actual list of cookies that are GFS-approved. As always, this list is gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free.

Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are also grain-free, corn-free, and free of gums/emulsifiers. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified. If you’re looking for a cookie that’s paleo-friendly, you’re in luck.

FYI: Simple Mills has updated their packaging since this photo was taken.


Simple Mills Chocolate Chip cookies
These are Nikki’s favorite cookies.


Enjoy Life Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy morsels of yummy. Along with being Top 8 allergen-free, you won’t find sulfites, lupin, mustard, sesame, casein, and crustacean ingredients.

FYI: Enjoy Life has since changed their packaging.


Enjoy Life Snickerdoodle
You will frequently find this in the cabinet.

Pro Tip: Make a delicious cookie sandwich by adding a marshmallow between two Snickerdoodles. You’ll thank me later.


Snickerdoole with marshmallow in the middle.
It’s as good as it looks. But, don’t take our word for it.


Snickerdoodle cookies with marshmallow in the middle
*wipes drool*


Alternative Baking Company Pumpkin Delight

Alternative Baking Company makes gourmet vegan alternatives. They contain no trans fat, cholesterol, hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, animal or artificial ingredients.



Alternative Baking Company Pumpkin Delight Cookie
Of course there has to be a pumpkin cookie for everyone.


Packaging for Alternative Baking Company's Pumpkin Delight cookie



Alternative Baking Company Lemon Dream

This cookie is by the same brand as above.

Nikki is a fan.

Lemon Dream cookie
This is an accurate cookie name.

Nana’s No Gluten Lemon Cookie

“Nana” is actually Miriam Diamond. She set out to make a chewy, moist cookie in 1992. The cookies are sweetened with natural fruit juice instead of refined sugar. The Gluten-Free line is free of eggs, casein, and corn. Nana’s Gluten-Free cookies are also certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group.

Nana's No Gluten Lemon Cookie


Nana's No Gluten Lemon Cookie packaging


Nana's No Gluten Lemon cookie



Enjoy Life Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies

These cookies are free of the Top 8 allergens. They are also sulfite-free, lupin-free, casein-free, crustacean-free, sesame-free, and mustard-free. They are also Non-GMO Project Verified.

FYI: Enjoy Life also changed their packaging.


Enjoy Life Vanilla Honey Graham cookies
This was Nikki’s least favorite of the cookies.


Enjoy Life Vanila Honey Graham Cookies
Nikki didn’t like the flavor.

This is more like a beginner’s guide as it’ll be updated with more brands and flavors as our research (it is SO research) continues.

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Alternatively, if you’d like to make your own cookies, try this recipe for snickerdoodle cookies.

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36 thoughts on “Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Cookies (GF, SF, DF)”

  1. Omg would love to try those graham cookies. And those lemon cookies too! Citrusy cookies that are gluten free are REALLY HARD to find in Malaysia!

  2. I must admit Sam, I have tried a few gluten free cookies and they all tasted so bleah. I’m not sure why, perhaps my taste buds aren’t used to not having gluten (do taste buds get addicted to something?) I’ll need to see if any of the ones that you’ve listed are available locally though. I don’t recall seeing them on the shelves

    • We’ve definitely had some that do taste like cardboard. LOL We want to spread the word about the good ones we find and help people avoid eating the gross kinds. LOL In some cases, you can tell that they are different, but don’t taste bad. In others, you can’t even tell the difference.

  3. I don’t think that I have ever tasted gluten free cookies and I have no idea how they taste. I would have imagined that they are not that great. It’s good to know though that there are so many brands out there that have delicious treats that everyone can eat.

    • That’s the assumption about many gluten-free foods. There are some out there that do not taste good at all. We’ve found more good food than crap food, so I try to share that info as much possible!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I have dietary restrictions (by choice) and it is so great to see how it’s possible for one to eat great food no matter where they are. These cookies look delicious and no taste compromised.

  5. I really love cookies and I have tried so many kinds of cookies but these look great! I couldn’t resist trying!

  6. Wow! There are so many great choices! I love what you did with the marshmallow and the snickerdoodles. I need to share this article with my friend who can’t eat gluten. He needs to see this!

  7. I really love cookies and your article about some gluten free cookies are going to be really helpful for me. If I get the chance to enjoy my favourite sweet food without being tensed for its bad impact then nothing can make me happier than this..


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