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Product Review: Amy’s Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies – chocolate chip, classic shortbread, and almond

Posted on | March 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

Amy’s sent us their latest shortbread cookies to try out- yum!  I haven’t had shortbread  in ages, and looked forward to trying them out.

These boxes of shortbread cookies contain nine cookies, and a serving size is only one cookie. They are thick, medium sized cookies, and pretty high in fat (7 g. each), thanks to butter listed as the second ingredient.  But hey, it is a shortbread cookie, and I expect that with this type of cookie and it didn’t bother me.  Each box retails for $4.99 and comes packaged well to prevent crumbing and breakage.

I must say, these are some of the best prepackaged cookies I have had in a long time, hands down. They are delicious!  My gluten eating children and husband agree with me as well.  They each gave this cookie a 9 out of 10 for yumminess. In fact, my savory – loving youngest daughter snatched one of the boxes and polished them off herself with great satisfaction.

I found all three flavors of gluten free shortbread cookies to be rich and buttery, and just what I remembered gluten shortbread to be.  They are fairly delicate cookies and crumble  pretty easily. They feature a delicate powdery texture that simply melts in your mouth.  These gluten free cookies are moderately soft and are made with a combination of organic almond four and brown rice flour which offers a pleasant  texture and flavor, and reduces the number or carbohydrates. These gluten free cookies are perfectly sweet without being over the top, thanks to the evaporated cane juice used instead of regular sugar.

The chocolate chip flavor featured a moderate amount of chocolate chips. In fact, my children and I wished this cookie contained a bit more chocolate, as pictured on the box. Most cookies had 4 or 5 chips. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but they were flavorful and added a terrific punch of dark chocolate flavor to the cookie.

Ingredients: organic almond flour, grade AA butter (cream, salt, annatto), organic whole grain brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans,  organic evaporated cane juice, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin)

Nutritional Snapshot: 90 calories, 7g. carbohydrates, 1 g. fiber, 3 g. sugars, 1 g. protein

The almond shortbread flavor tasted terrific as well.  This flavor was reminiscent of the traditional shortbread, but with the added element of a punched up almond flavor and almond bits. These almond bits added a wonderful texture, crunch, and nut flavor.

Ingredients: organic almond flour, grade AA butter (cream, salt annatto), organic whole grain brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic almonds, organic almond extract

Nutritional Snapshot: 90 calories, 7 g, fat, 6 g. carbohydrates, 1 g. fiber, 3 g. sugar, 2 g protein

The classic shortbread flavor was a terrific cookie that would pair week with a hot drink. The flavor was rich and buttery, but mild.

Ingredients: organic almond flour, grade AA butter (cream, salt, annatto), organic whole grain brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice

Nutritional Snapshot:  90 calories, 7 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein

Overall Rating for all three flavors: 5 stars

Pros: great, rich flavor, pleasant texture, organic ingredients, lower sugar and carbs, super addictive!

Cons:careful, they are pretty delicate!

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One Response to “Product Review: Amy’s Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies – chocolate chip, classic shortbread, and almond”

  1. Jen
    March 12th, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    these cookies are fantastic! love them!

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