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Best Vegan Cookie Brands (Real Cookies NOT Biscuits!)

Best Vegan Cookie Brands Review

Sometimes it can be confusing when we’re talking about cookies due to the fact that cookies being put under the same umbrella of biscuits. Even some biscuit manufacturers call their products as cookies on the wrapper possibly due to the non-specific definition of a cookie i.e. ‘a sweet biscuit’.

Search cookies on Google images and you will see what a typical cookie should look like…

So let cookies be cookies and biscuits be biscuits so that we get to enjoy both worlds and this post is dedicated for all those pure cookie lovers (with a lot of variety of course) where we show the best vegan cookie brands and discuss about flavors, taste test, quality, and nutrition.

All these cookies are dairy-free (lactose-free), egg-free and some cookies are gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free as well.

1) Uncle Eddies Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts


Uncle Eddies Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies With Walnuts Review

Official website: www.uncleeddiesvegancookies.com

A lovely vegan cookie brought to you by a family-owned bakery in Los Angeles, California. It was a story about how a cookie recipe maker went from being vegetarian to vegan overnight paving the way for a great vegan cookie brand.

They always look for organic and fairly traded ingredients from suppliers who are involved in sustainable agriculture. They’re also committed to environmentally friendly packaging and products.

Take a look at our taste test!

Uncle Eddies Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Taste Test

Ahmmmm these cookies smelled really good to start with! They were neither too hard nor too soft and had a nice, soft texture. Not crunchy but the texture was moist and felt really good chewing it. Two thumbs up from us for these scrumptious cookies! These cookies have to be one of the best vegan cookies out there hands down!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Calories 130
  • Total Fat 6g (trans fat 0g / saturated fat 3.0g)
  • Sodium 110mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 2g

2) Emmy’s Organic Macaroon Vegan Cookies


Emmy's Organic Macaroon Vegan Cookies Review

Official website: emmysorganics.com

The kind of brand that was built upon a sweet story where a young couple’s romance turning into a great family business. Contributing to the community, being environmentally conscious and taking care of everyone involved are some of the values their business is grounded on.

It is certified vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO verified and made in a dedicated gluten-free & dairy-free facility.

If you’re a fan of macaroons then these cookies are a great option!

Emmy’s Organic Macaroon Dark Cacao Cookies Taste Test

Emmy's Organic Macaroon Dark Cacao Cookies Taste Test

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These cookies are quite small in size but are thick. We really liked the texture. Very soft, tender and not your typical crunchy cookie. After all these are macaroon cookies! Though it doesn’t feel exactly like your standard macaroon, the coconut flavor was there. The coconut was possibly well shredded. No bitter taste as well. A good choice if you’re after something different!

Emmy’s Organic Macaroon Chocolate Chip Cookies Taste Test

Emmy's Organic Macaroon Chocolate Chip Cookies Taste Test

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These chocolate chip cookies were awesome! It was like having a macaroon version of a chocolate chip cookie. No hesitation in recommending!

Emmy’s Organic Macaroon Lemon Ginger Cookies Taste Test

Emmy's Organic Macaroon Lemon Ginger Cookies Taste Test

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These had a well-balanced taste of lemon & ginger. Nothing too intense and you get to enjoy both flavors! If you love the tastes of lemon & ginger then here’s a cookie to try!

3) Maxine’s Heavenly Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookie Review


Official website: maxinesheavenly.com

Maxine’s Heavenly had its humble beginnings when Tim Miller’s mom, Maxine made those amazing cookies with her artistry of knowing how to combine ingredients & flavors that produce the kind of taste loved by everyone around her.

Though at the beginning it was all about those scrumptious cookies, with more knowledge over time about healthy eating and ingredients paved the way to replace ingredients one by one that also fitted a vegan & healthy lifestyle while holding true to the original cookies made by Maxine. 

Instead of using ingredients with gluten, processed flours & sugar, animal products and empty calories they chose much healthier alternatives that are nutritious and guilt-free!

Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are certified vegan, certified gluten-free, non-GMO project verified, soy-free and preservatives free

Note: 

One small piece of advice, since these cookies are soft-baked they can easily crumble if not delivered properly. So unless you’re buying directly from the stores, make sure to get them delivered with the right packaging (snack packs in boxes recommended instead of bags) keeping all the cookies intact. 

Maxine’s Heavenly Cookies Taste Test

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk

Well, we all know that special taste and the great combination chocolates and cookie dough can create. These cookies looked really appetizing and you can already see those huge chocolate chunks staying true to its name, ya ‘Chocolate Chocolate Chunk’!

Besides being a healthy snack these cookies got richness & decadence written all over it and it was love at first bite! They were so chocolaty and unlike your typical dry cookies these were so moist and soothing when chewed. Nothing granular or rough about them…so soft and chunky!

And one more thing, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies have some special characteristics of its own…they are soft baked and feels like you’re having cookies and brownies together getting a taste of both worlds.  

So after eating the whole pack, we asked ourselves, why do we feel like these are homemade? Oh yes, we get it, when you’ve got a vegan cookie serving your sweet tooth with quality ingredients you can trust developed from a beloved original recipe (a ‘mom knows best’ recipe if you will) this is how you feel! 

Some of you may also like them chilled, so feel free to refrigerate and give it a try!  

Ingredients: 

Gluten-free oat blend (oats, oat flour, oat fiber), palm fruit oil*, semi-sweet chocolate chunks (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), organic coconut sugar, white rice flour, organic coconut nectar, dates, arrowroot flour, water, cocoa, flaxseed, organic gum acacia, sunflower lecithin, pure chocolate extract (alcohol, vanilla extract, chocolate concentrate, water), sea salt, baking soda

*roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) certified

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk

If peanut butter is your thing here’s a tempting peanut butter cookie to try! Maxine’s Heavenly uses their own peanut butter made from scratch so you can make sure it has a lot of authenticity to it.

As expected these cookies were generously packed with chocolate chunks and were delicious! We noted that the texture is bit on the dry side and crumbly, unlike the chocolate chocolate chunk which was moist and chewy. 

Eating them reminded us of peanut butter cup cookies and with in-house peanut butter & added chocolate chunks gave these cookies the richness and extra bit of indulgence we were yearning for.

With oat flour, peanut butter, chocolate chunks and roasted peanuts it’s quite difficult to get it wrong! 

Ingredients: 

Gluten free oat blend (oats, oat flour), palm fruit oil*, peanut butter (dry roasted peanuts), semi-sweet chocolate chunks (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), organic coconut sugar, organic coconut nectar, white rice flour, dates, arrowroot flour, water, dry roasted peanuts, flaxseed, organic gum acacia, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, baking soda

*roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) certified

Almond Chocolate Chunk

These cookies had whole almonds and natural almond extract so if you’re a big fan of almonds these are for you! They were slightly dry and gritty with a soft bite and a crumbly texture. 

We strongly felt the almond flavor with almond pieces and almond extract put together but it was nicely counterbalanced by the sweetness of coconut sugar and chocolate chunks

Again another lovely flavor from Maxine’s Heavenly with the nourishment of almonds!  

Ingredients: 

Gluten free oat blend (oats, oat flour, oat fiber), palm fruit oil*, semi-sweet chocolate chunks (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), organic coconut sugar, white rice flour, organic coconut nectar, dates, almonds, arrowroot flour, water, flaxseed, organic gum acacia, sunflower lecithin, organic pure almond extract, sea salt, baking soda

*roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) certified

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin

The moment you hear oatmeal you know what comes to mind…’breakfast’, and yes these cookies can be a nice addition to your breakfast! With every bite, we noticed oats and the powerful & spicy cinnamon punch, while feeling the sweetness of juicy raisins!

You can also use the crumbles to top vegan vanilla ice cream or vegan yogurt adding more nourishment & flavor to your desserts. Not only these cookies can be a great breakfast addition but can pleasingly complement your evening tea or coffee!

So, in the end, it was all about deliciousness with wholesome goodness of oats!

Ingredients: 

Gluten Free Oat Blends (oats, oat flour, oat fiber), Palm Fruit Oil*, Raisins, Organic Coconut Sugar, White Rice Flour, Organic Coconut Nectar, Dates, Arrowroot Flour, Water, Flaxseed, Organic Gum Acacia, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil, Baking Soda

*roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) certified

4) Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies


Lucy's Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies Review

Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are founded by a physician & mother Dr. Lucy.  It is an award-winning chocolate chip cookie (per manufacturer) and all cookies are non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free, with no peanuts, tree nuts, milk, or eggs.

These cookies have many organic ingredients and they have no trans fat and cholesterol.

If you have allergies and looking for a quality cookie brand, these cookies are a great option to consider!

Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Taste Test

These cookies looked so appetizing and were really delicious! They were so crisp & crunchy (oh that crunch felt so good), buttery and flavorful. If Enjoy Life cookies were the melting moist type these are the dry crunchy type which will absorb well if you dip it into any plant milk. Being a gluten-free cookie, it didn’t disappoint at all and a sweet alternative!  

Nutrition Facts

Lucy's Chocolate Chip Cookies Nutrition facts

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5) Enjoy Life Vegan Cookies


Enjoy Life Vegan Cookies Review

Official website: enjoylifefoods.com/cookies

Enjoy Life has been providing tasty, allergy-friendly snacks since 2001. According to Enjoy Life Foods, it is the first gluten-free company to be given non-GMO status for all of its products.

The cookie flavors we’ve mentioned below are verified non-GMO, allergy-friendly, certified gluten-free, and vegan.

Enjoy Life products are free from wheat, peanuts, dairy, tree nuts, soy, casein, sulfites, eggs, lupin, and sesame.

Made in a dedicated nut and gluten-free facility.

Vegan Flavors/Variety: Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies Chocolate Chip, Enjoy Life Crunchy Mini Cookie Double Chocolate,  Enjoy Life Crunchy Mini Cookie Chocolate Chip, Enjoy Life Crunchy Mini Cookie Sugar Crisp, Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies Sugar Crisp, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies Chocolate Chip, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies Double Chocolate Brownie, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies Gingerbread Spice, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Mini Cookie Chocolate Chip, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Mini Cookie Double Chocolate Brownie, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Mini Cookie Snickerdoodle, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies Snickerdoodle.

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste Test

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutrition FactsEnjoy Life Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste Test

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These vegan non-dairy cookies definitely smelled like a chocolate chip cookie. They felt really good while chewing. The texture was soft, gooey and melted really well. Not dry at all. A thumbs up from us and a great addition to your sweet tooth!

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie Taste Test

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie Nutrition FactsEnjoy Life Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies Taste Test

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These were delicious! The texture was soft, moist and we thoroughly enjoyed! It does say Double Chocolate Brownie. So it was like a hybrid of cookies & brownies. Something different but in a good way! Recommended!

6) Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Vegan Cookie


Lenny & Larry's The Complete Vegan Cookie Review

Official website: www.lennylarry.com

Since 1993 Lenny & Larry’s has been providing quality baked goods. Not only they’re experimenting with new flavors and new ingredients to provide you great taste but with the goodness of protein and fiber as well.

A great option if you’re an avid traveler and when you’re on the go, you have the convenience of having these cookies to get your protein & fiber to keep you nourished & filled!

These cookies are quite big and you know what we mean when the serving size is half a cookie 😉 Actually, your typical cookie might be 1/2 the size, so two persons can have one cookie together!

Nutrition:

  • Protein: 16g per cookie
  • Fiber: 8g per cookie

Not only these cookies are non-dairy & vegan but they are non-GMO, no high fructose corn syrup, no cholesterol, no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, no trans fat and soy-free (great choice if you have soy allergies).

Note:

The product page on Amazon may say soy protein but their new protein blend is made out of pea protein isolate, brown rice protein, and wheat gluten with no soy.

Flavors/Variety: Peanut Butter, Birthday Cake, Choc-O-Mint, Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate Macadamia

White Chocolate Macadamia Taste Test

White Chocolate Macadamia Taste Test

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This cookie looked very much like the cookie on the wrapper with lots of white chocolate chips. It tasted great and slightly similar to the birthday cake cookie below but with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts! Though loaded with protein,  there was no protein aftertaste.

What is unique about this cookie is the fact that it has white chocolate chips while being vegan. This is a combination which is a rarity since finding vegan white chocolates is quite difficult though there are few vegan white chocolate brands.

It’s very crumbly and got a very good texture for a cookie. It was thick and filling! Personally, we enjoyed the taste but you just have to try it for yourself to find out since it comes with white chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Raisin Taste Test

Oatmeal Raisin Taste Test

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As expected these cookies smelled like oatmeal with raisins with a pungent cinnamon smell (adding spiciness). We saw the raisins and a bit of cinnamon! Not bad at all. It did taste like oatmeal with raisins with that spicy taste of cinnamon. This was a cookie that lived up to its flavor it was supposed to deliver. No weird tastes at all. What you see is what you get. An authentic cookie!!

Birthday Cake Taste Test

Birthday Cake Taste Test

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The first thing we checked when we opened the wrapper was to see whether the cookie had sprinkles on it. No disappointment, the cookie did have sprinkles on it. After all this cookie is a birthday cake right? The texture was soft and it tasted like a cookie & cake combo! Nice cookie to serve on your birthdays or any other party! 

Peanut Butter Taste Test

Peanut Butter Taste Test

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These cookies were not that crunchy and were soft without any overpowering peanut butter taste. It also didn’t have much of a protein aftertaste which is good. So overall these were quite good and you should give it a try.

 

Best Vegan Cookie Brands Review!

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