Remember cookies? Those round yummy, crunchy, sweet things that can be found at bakeries? Some of you with celiac or wheat allergies might have forgotten but Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free offers a delicious reminder. When Jill and her daughter were both diagnosed with celiac disease they found themselves missing their favorite treats. Not satisfied with the gluten free cookies on the market, Jill took to experimenting in her kitchen. The result was a brand of gluten free cookies with dare I say it flavor and flexibility. Gluten gives baked goods softness and flexibility that is why so many gluten free cookies are so dry and barely bendable.
These all natural cookies are baked in a GFCO certified gluten-free kitchen and are casein, trans fat and preservative free. They are baked with bean flour which provides a bit more fiber and protein than your average cookie. That must put the “glow” in Glow Gluten Free. Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate (two words I like very much together) and Gingersnap. With school right around the corner these cookies will make the perfect addition to your child’s lunchbox. Jill suggests for an awesome ice cream sandwich, put two cookies around a scoop of your favorite ice cream. If you are also allergic to dairy try So Delicious coconut based ice cream or a soy-based one like Chicago Soy Dairy’s Temptations. Fall is just around the corner and their Gingersnap cookie would be perfect dunked in your favorite cup of tea. Now if tea isn’t your cup of tea there are many types of dairy free milk on the market such as Rice Dream, Living Harvest’s Tempt hempmilk, Silk soy milk and Almond Breeze’s almond milk.
Glow Gluten Free has been getting great reviews from Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, New York Magazine and Real Simple. Lucky for us there are several Chicagoland locations and more to come in the near future. Click here to find the closest location near you. All cookies come in adorable packaging. A set of all four would make a perfect gluten free hostess gift. Fore more information check out their colorful website.