Too busy to bake? Craving a sweet treat? These are 5 of our favourite allergy friendly cookies that you can buy off the shelf at the supermarket when you don’t have time to make anything from scratch.
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Leda Choc Chip Cookies
These are very popular in our house. Gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, egg free and vegan chocolate chip cookies. Crunchy with just the right amount of sweet choc chip pieces. And the coconut gives a great texture.
These are available in a 155g packet or a bigger 250g packet.
- Ingredients: gluten free flour (tapioca, besan), dairy free choc chips (20%) (sugar, cocoa liquer, cocoa butter, emulsifiers [sunflower lecithin] natural vanilla flavour), vegetable oil (Vit E), sugar, golden syrup, coconut, flavours, raising agent – sodium bicarbonate, salt, SOY lecithin.
- Contains Soy
- May contain traces of Treenuts, Peanuts and Sulphites
Look for these in the health food aisle of your local independent supermarket, health food stores or you can buy Leda online from Amazon or Aussie Health Products in Australia. Love Your Health also stocks these and all our favourite allergy friendly Leda cookies.
Free by Doves Farm Lemon Zest Cookies
I’d describe these as a little more of an adult taste. They are not particularly sweet but have the real lemon zest flavour. Nice and crunchy. They do have that distinctive gluten free taste/texture though. Free from gluten, milk, peanut and egg. Also organic.
- Ingredients: brown rice flour, sugar, palm oil, maize flour, whole lemon 5.6%, potato starch, corn syrup, flavouring: lemon oil 1.5%, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), corn starch
- Allergy advice: free from gluten, milk, peanut, egg
- No “may contain” statement on the packaging
We buy these in the health food aisle at our local independent supermarket, but being imported from the UK they aren’t as widely available as some other allergy friendly brands. You can also buy Lemon Zest cookies and Doves Farm products online.
Orgran Selfie Vanilla Cookies
Orgran is another one of our go to brands for gluten free and allergy friendly snacks. They have allergy friendly cookies for adults (we like the biscotti and shortbread) but also some which are popular with the younger family members, like these Vanilla Flavoured Selfie Cookies. Crunchie vanilla flavoured cookies with fun smiley faces.
Gluten free, wheat free, egg free, dairy free, nut free and vegan with no artificial colours or preservatives.
- Ingredients: Maize Starch, Raw Sugar, Rice Flour, Palm Vegetable Oil, Rice Bran, Yellow Pea Flour, Brown Rice Syrup, Psyllium, Vegetable Gum (Stabiliser): Guar Gum. Raising agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate. Salt, Emulsifier: Vegetable derived Monoglycerides. Natural Vanilla Flavour (0.2%)
- No listed top 10 allergen ingredients.
- No “may contain” statement
Orgran is available at supermarkets and health food stores. You can also buy online from Amazon – Orgran Selfie Vanilla Cookies or if you’re in Australia, from Aussie Health Products or Love Your Health.
These are so good! The allergy friendly version of the iconic Australian Tim Tam. Chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with chocolate filling and then coated in chocolate. Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free and vegan. A special treat as they are very rich.
Choculence are also made in Australia and made without palm oil.
- Ingredients: Chocolate (30%) (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)), sugar, tapioca flour, rice bran oil, chickpea flour, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, natural flavours, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), salt.
- No listed top 10 allergen ingredients.
- May be present: Tree nuts and sesame seeds
Now, these don’t claim to be allergy friendly cookies, but they surprisingly don’t contain eggs or dairy as ingredients. So they are on regular rotation in our house.
We’ve tried original, chocolate, splits (half chocolate and half original), strawberry, golden and more recently, double stuff! There have been some flavour variations we’ve had to avoid due to milk – red velvet being one of them.
There are the ingredients and allergy labelling on the Oreo Double Stuff we tried this week:
- Ingredients: sugar, wheat flour, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, fructose syrup, cornstarch, salt, raising agents (500,503), emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavour, antioxidant (319).
- Contains Wheat and Soy
- May contain Milk and Peanuts
You can find Oreos in the biscuit aisle at the supermarket or buy online*.
A note about “may contain”
As always, make sure you check the ingredients and allergen declaration carefully to see if this are suitable for your allergy. Some of these have “may contain” warnings that others are comfortable with, but you may not be. The information in this post is for products sold in Australia with Australian allergy labelling. International labelling may be different.
Let us know if you have a favourite allergy friendly cookie in the comments!
UPDATE: If you are after some more ready made cookie options, we’ve posted about another 5 of our favourites including more delicious chocolate cookie options – 5 More Allergy Friendly Cookies to Buy, Not Bake