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10

Mi-Del’s Gluten-Free Cookies and Giveaway

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We have a little more than three weeks before my kids head back to school this year. So, thoughts of packing snacks and lunches for my kids is on my mind. I’d like to tell you that I only make homemade gluten-free cookies and snacks for my kids. But the truth is I also purchase gluten-free snack products at the stores. Sometimes we just need something quick and easy.

Mi-Del sent me some coupons to review their gluten-free cookies. Mi-Del gluten-free cookies are not new to my family. In fact, Mi-Del’s Arrowroot Animal Cookies were the first gluten-free cookies I purchased when my son, a toddler at the time, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. With no gluten-free goldfish or graham crackers to eat, we used these arrowroot cookies for snacks on a regular basis. Then, after moving to a new state, we couldn’t find them in the stores near our house, and so we adjusted to other cookies and brands.

Last year, we found something new from Mi-Del: We found this cute little box of individual packs of S’mores Cookies. We love these! The box contains five individual 90-calorie packages of little bite-size cookies. They are chocolatey and crunchy with a little marshmallow flavor baked in, too. It’s really nice to have some snacks that you can just grab and go, but it’s even better for having shelf-stable treats that the kids’ teachers can store in their classrooms for unexpected needs. (Unexpected classmate birthday celebrations and class food projects that aren’t gluten-free do come up during the year.)

Since Mi-Del sent us some coupons, the kids and I went looking for some different Mi-Del cookies to try. We wanted to try the Chocolate Caramel and the Chocolate Sandwich cookie varieties listed on the Mi-Del website, but never found them in our local stores. We did, however, find the Pecan Flavored Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Ginger Snaps. And the kids were happy to be the taste testers. :)

My son’s favorite was the Pecan flavored cookies. This was my first time trying Mi-Del’s Pecan flavored cookies, and my first thought about them was that they reminded me of vanilla wafers. They certainly aren’t the same as Nilla® Wafers (which aren’t gluten-free), but if you are looking for a gluten-free substitute, I suggest you give these a try. They are about the same size, but perhaps not as crisp, and a little darker in color with a mild taste of pecans and molasses.  They make great cookie sandwiches. Just add some peanut butter, frosting, or ice cream between two of them.

I knew that my daughter’s favorite would be the Chocolate Chip Cookies. Like me, she is a lover of all that is chocolate. Honestly, these are not my favorite chocolate chip cookies, but we do buy them on occasion. I prefer to make my own chewy chocolate chip cookies.

And what about the Ginger Snaps? Well, Mi-Del makes really good ginger snaps. My nieces and sister-in-law (who don’t follow a gluten-free diet) love them. I think the flavor is a little too strong for my two cookie eaters’ sensitive taste buds. I personally think these, as well as their Cinnamon Snaps, are great for making crusts for pies, tarts, and cheesecakes. Just crush them up and use them in your favorite recipes.

Allergens and Ingredients. Mi-Del states that their “Gluten-Free products are routinely tested using the ELISA method to ensure gluten-free status as determined by the World Health Organization.” I know many Celiac Family readers are also sensitive to other grains and allergens, so you may be interested to know that the gluten-free flour used for these cookies is a mixture of corn flour, soy flour, potato flour, rice flour, corn starch, potato starch and xanthan gum. The Chocolate Chip and Pecan Flavored cookies also contain egg and milk. The Ginger Snaps contain egg, but have no dairy ingredients listed.

My final thoughts on the cookies. These small cookies are perfect for snacks. They aren’t chewy nor too crispy, but somewhere in between with a tender crumb. They don’t break too easily, so you can pack them in lunches without getting a lot of broken pieces. And the price is reasonable for purchasing gluten-free cookies in the stores. The S’mores bite-size cookies are a little more pricey because of the extra packaging. If you are not familiar with Mi-Del cookies, please be aware that Mi-Del does make cookies that are not gluten free. So, make sure you are purchasing the cookies that are clearly marked “Gluten-Free” on the packaging!

This giveaway is now closed.

FREE Cookies Giveaway. So, now that I’ve told you what my family thinks of them, what do you you think? Do you want to try them yourself? Mi-Del gave me some coupons to offer to Celiac Family readers. Each coupon is good for one FREE Mi-Del product. Mi-Del’s website also has a product locator that can tell you where to find their products near you.

  • To enter, simply leave a comment below saying which product you would purchase with the coupon. Check out Mi-Del’s gluten-free products on their website to see all the varieties they make gluten free.
  • You can receive bonus entries for letting your friends know about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog. Just be sure to come back and leave an additional comment below letting us know where you mentioned it.
  • Make sure when you’re leaving a comment, that you put your email address in the appropriate box so that I can contact you if you win.

Three Winners will be chosen using a random generator. Each winner will receive one coupon to redeem at your local store for any Mi-Del product up to $4.00. All comments/entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm EDT, Friday Aug. 19. The winner should respond within 48 hours after being contacted by email. If I’m unable to contact a winner, another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

24 Comments

1

I would probably get the GF ginger snaps because my 2 year old loves them, they were a treat he used to eat before being diagnosed with Celiac, so having something he already likes would be great. If I were getting for myself, which I may just have to get in addition, the Smores cookies sound delicious, who could pass up a Smores.

2

Chocolate Caramel would be at the top of my list to try.

3

It’s a tough call as I’m tempted by the cinnamon and gingersnap varieties but I think I’d have to go with the pecan.

4

Ohhhh I did not know they had smores. I would really love to get a hold of some of those. Mi-Del is the first cookie we tried GF. Our Walmart sells the snaps and pecan cookies. My 6 year old daughter LOVES the pecan cookies. When she can get her own snack you can find her in her favorite spot with the whole bag! LOL. Chocolate Sandwich, Chocolate Caramel, Cinnamon Snaps are all on my to try list. I would have t travel to the next town over to see if I could find them tho.

5

I would love to try the chocolate caramel – what a yummy sounding combo! We already enjoy the gingersnaps, animal and pecan cookies. Wish more stores in my area carried Mi-del products!

6

Yum! Thanks for the giveaway. I’m gluten intolerant and rarely have cookies because I just don’t want to go through the trouble and expense of making them. I would choose chocolate caramel cookies because it just sounds good right now! I have tried their ginger snaps and they were very good.

7

I would love to try the Pecan flavored ones! And also the chocolate carmel!

8

Chocolate caramel — yum!!!

9

My daughter loves the chocolate chip cookies! After reading your post, I think it’s time to try some other flavors too!

10

I’d love to try the ginger snaps. I haven’t had ginger snaps since I went gluten free over 5 years ago!

11

Oh, I’m a chocolate and marshmallow lover so definitely the S’mores!!

12

Chocolate chip cookies. mmmm!

13

I definitely would like to try out the S’mores!

14

I would like to try the Pecan flavored cookies! When you mentioned that they remind you of Vanilla Wafers, all I could think about was Banana Pudding! I haven’t had that treat since going gluten-free.

15

We would love to try the S’mores cookies! We haven’t tried them yet. Thank you for the give away!

16

I would definitely get the ginger snaps! They are my favorite! That ginger spicy flavor warms my tummy, especially dipped in hot fudge!!

17

I would liove to try the pecan flavored ones! I was just diagnosed with Celiac and this is all very new to me… some comfort foods would be good :)

18

I would probably get the s’mores or pecan chocolate chip. :)

19

I would love to try the pecan cookies. The s’mores would be my second choice though. It would be nice to have a yummy sweet in the house that I didn’t have to make (since most times they taste terrible).

20

I would get the chocolate sandwich cookies.My daughter has celiac disease,so these would be great!!

21

I’d go with your idea and try the cinnamon snaps to use for a pie crust.

22

probably pecan flavored cookies

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