Find out what brands of cookies are gluten and dairy-free, plus how to tell if your favorite cookies have gluten and dairy in them.
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Are you a big cookie fan? Me too. In my house, we try to make a batch of cookies every Friday to ring in the weekend. We watch movies, eat cookies, and put on sweatpants or pajamas far too early.
Some Fridays, I’m not up for baking, so I rely on store-bought options that I can find locally. Other times, I’ll plan ahead knowing that sometimes the best cookies are the ones that I don’t have to spend time making myself.
If you’re following a gluten and dairy-free diet, you may have found a number of great gluten and dairy-free cookie recipes online – and maybe even have a few favorites.
If you also like to know where you can take shortcuts when you need to (like I do), then you are probably looking for some safe brands you can pick up from the store.
I’ve rounded up all the brands that I could find that offer gluten and dairy free cookie options. Many of these I’ve seen at my local Kroger and Safeway stores, others I’ve only ever seen online through Thrive Market or Amazon (but Amazon cookies are almost always drastically overpriced so I don’t often buy cookies from there).
Find out how to know if cookies you’re looking at on the grocery store shelves are gluten-free and dairy-free, plus check out my list of cookie options I was able to round up while researching brands of gluten and dairy-free cookies.
Read on: My favorite gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe we make on Fridays
How do I know if there’s gluten in cookies?
The easiest way to find out if there is gluten in the cookies you’re looking at while perusing the snack aisle at the store is to flip the package over and look at the ingredients list. Look for the terms “flour,” “enriched flour,” or “wheat flour.”
Just about any cookie that has the term “flour” without any more descriptors in front of it will contain gluten. Enriched flour is made from wheat and therefore contains gluten. Wheat flour comes from wheat and therefore contains gluten.
The only times you’ll see the term “flour” on an ingredient list and it’s safe for a gluten-free diet is when the type of flour comes from a gluten-free grain. For example, rice flour is made from rice, so it is gluten-free.
Other examples are corn flour, sorghum flour, millet flour, potato flour, cassava flour, or chickpea flour. If you know a grain is gluten-free, then the flour that comes from that grain is probably also gluten-free (not always, but probably).
Other starches may also be used, like tapioca or potato starch. These are similar to flours, but are also used in gluten-free snack foods like cookies, because they have a light texture and hold up well in gluten-free baking.
The second easiest way to know if the cookies you’re looking at in the store are gluten-free is to look for a gluten-free label on the package.
You might think this is easier than reviewing ingredients lists, but regardless of a label, it’s always a good practice to review ingredients when you’re avoiding gluten. It’s a good first step when you have food intolerances or food allergies always.
A gluten-free label will tell you that the product contains less than 20ppm of gluten and that the manufacturer has tested this product to confirm this to be true.
Gluten-free labels are regulated by the FDA, so any brand showing a gluten-free label when there is in fact more than 20ppm of gluten could be in big trouble with the law.
Certified gluten-free labels simply mean that the manufacturer has had a third party testing company come in to test and confirm that there is less than 20ppm of gluten in that product. It’s just one more helpful resource to get folks to trust brands and their claims of being gluten-free.
To sum up, you’ll know a cookie is gluten-free if:
- The ingredients list has no names of gluten
- There is a gluten-free label
Which leads me to say that if a product has no gluten ingredients, that package of cookies could STILL contain gluten. In this case, the manufacturer may not use gluten-containing ingredients, but there may be trace amounts of gluten from the manufacturing process.
A gluten-free label plus no names of gluten in the ingredients list is your best way to know for sure your cookies are gluten-free.
How do I know if there’s dairy in cookies?
Similar to gluten, you’ll know if the package of cookies you’re looking at at the grocery store contains dairy is to review ingredients lists. Look for obvious and less obvious names of dairy, like:
- Milk protein
- Milk powder
- Milk fat
- Milk chocolate
Another way to know if the product contains dairy is to look for a note under the ingredients list that says “Contains Milk” or “Contains Milk Products.” This will help you determine if you should avoid this product on your dairy-free diet.
Finally, some cookie packages have the terms “dairy-free” or “non-dairy” or “free from dairy” on the front. Though these terms are not regulated by the FDA, those that do include them are trying to be helpful to consumers.
But don’t take them at face value, review ingredients lists in addition to seeing this label to double check before buying.
Read on: Are chocolate chips dairy-free?
Gluten and Dairy-free Cookie Brands
Here is a list of brands that I was able to find that are gluten and dairy-free. A few notes on this list:
- This list is not exhaustive. I’m sure there are dozens of other brands out there that offer gluten and dairy-free cookies. These are the ones I was able to find while researching this topic on this specific day.
- Many of the brands listed here offer SOME options of gluten and dairy-free cookies, but it doesn’t mean the entire brand is gluten and dairy-free. It’s a good idea to look for only the options listed here and/or review ingredients lists before buying any flavor and variety of these cookies to confirm it’s safe for your diet.
- Eggs are not considered a dairy food, however I also avoid eggs in my diet and I know many of my readers do too. I’ve marked those without eggs in this list with an asterisk (*) for easy reference.
This brand makes coconut based cookies and macaroons that contain no dairy products or gluten ingredients.
- Chocolate Macaroons
- Coconut Macaroons
- Cacao Nib/Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- Blueberry Coconut Cookies
- Cranberry Coconut Cookies
- Key Lime Coconut Cookies
- S’mores Cookie Coconut Cookies
Read on: Are macaroons gluten-free?
Alyssa’s Cookies are made with a base of whole grain oats, dried fruit, palm fruit oil, and flavorings like vanilla extract and cacao powder. Their healthy choco and oatmeal bites contain egg whites, and their vegan bites contain no gluten, dairy, or eggs. You can buy these on Amazon, but they are cheaper directly through their website.
Annie’s offers gluten-free bunny grahams, and these are labeled as gluten-free. The cookies contain no dairy ingredients, but there is a note stating “may contain milk ingredients.” Think through your level of sensitivity to dairy before buying this brand.
- Gluten-free Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Grahams
- Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Bunny Grahams
Cybele’s cookies are considered allergy-friendly for all top 8 allergens. They are gluten-free, plant-based, and free from artificial preservatives, color, flavors, and GMO’s, according to their website.
- Chocolate Chip*
- Chocolate Chunk*
- Oatmeal Raisin*
- Red Velvet*
This brand makes a variety of flavors of cookies that all have a base of coconut flour, making them naturally gluten-free. All their cookies are vegan, so you know they are completely dairy-free. They also offer brownie snaps in addition to their cookie line.
- Organic Dark Cacao*
- Organic Vanilla Bean*
- Organic Chocolate Chip*
- Organic Peanut Butter*
- Organic Birthday Cake*
- Organic Lemon Ginger*
- Organic Chocolate Chip Brownie Snaps*
- Organic Peanut Butter Brownie Snaps*
- Organic Mint Chip Brownie Snaps*
- Organic Salted Caramel Brownie Snaps*
Enjoy Life offers allergy-friendly cookies for folks with 14 common allergens: wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish, and crustaceans. Try one of their many delicious varieties.
- Oatmeal Raisin Soft Baked Cookies*
- Gingerbread Spice Soft Baked Cookies*
- Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Cookies*
- Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Cookies*
- Double Chocolate Brownie Soft Baked Cookies*
- Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies*
- Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies*
- Sugar Crisp Crunchy Cookies*
- Vanilla Honey Graham Crunchy Cookies*
- Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Double Chocolate Brownie Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Chocolate Chip Crunchy Mini Cookies*
Glutino offers a few cookie options that are both gluten and dairy-free. The company makes no remarks about eggs in their products or being safe for vegans, so I am not marking them as a vegan option. Use your own discretion when reviewing ingredients lists of these products.
- Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
- Vanilla Creme Cookies
- Original Animal Crackers
- Graham Animal Crackers
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Super Stuffed Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
Goodie Girl offers a variety of gluten-free and dairy-free cookies, and some are also egg-free. Not all their products are dairy-free, so be sure to consult this list or review ingredients before purchasing.
- Chocolate Mint Creme*
- Pumpkin Pie*
- Chocolate Creme*
- Birthday Cake*
- Magical Animal Crackers*
- Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits*
Homefree brand offers allergy-friendly cookies in a variety of flavors. These are all gluten, dairy, egg, nut, and peanut-free. They’re also considered vegan and non-GMO.
- Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies*
- Double Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies*
- Vanilla Mini Cookies*
- Lemon Burst Mini Cookies*
- Chocolate Mint Mini Cookies*
- Ginger Snap Mini Cookies*
Hu Chocolate offers grain-free cookies, making these naturally gluten-free. They also have no dairy, stevia, added sugars or sugar alcohols.
Kinnickinnick offers KinniToos sandwich cookies in a few flavors, as well as some other cookie options. These are gluten, dairy, soy, nut, and peanut-free. There is a note that some varieties may contain eggs.
- Kinnitoos Chocolate Sandwich Creme*
- Kinnitoos Birthday Sandwich Creme*
- Kinnitoos Mint Magic Sandwich Creme*
- Kinnitoos Cinnabun Fun Sandwich Creme*
- Kinnitoos Vanilla Sandwich Creme*
- Kinnitoos Fudge Sandwich Creme*
- Montanas Chocolate Chip
- Vanilla Wafers
- Kinnikritters Animal Cookies*
- Kinnikritters Graham Style Animal Cookies*
- Kinnikritters Chocolate Animal Cookies*
- Ginger Snap Cookies
Lucy’s offers gluten-free cookies that are made with no peanuts, tree nuts, milk, or eggs. This brand has lots of flavors to choose from and are considered vegan as well.
- Chocolate Chip*
- Cinnamon Thin*
- Ginger Snap*
- Chocolate Chocolate Chunk*
- Lemon Goodness*
- Superfruit Chocolate Chunk*
- Triple Chocolate Brownie Crisps*
- Mint Brownie Crisps*
- Graham Cracker Crisps*
- Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crisps*
- Pumpkin Patch*
- Chocolate Merry Mint*
- Holiday Sugars*
This brand makes all kinds of organic, vegan, and gluten-free snacks, including cookies. Look for one of these options at the store.
- Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- No Nut Butter Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Red Velvet Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Double Chocolate Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Chocolate Banana Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
- Apple Cinnamon Soft Baked Mini Cookies*
Maxine’s Heavenly creates soft baked cookies that are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Best of all, the cookies only have 5 grams of sugar.
- Chocolate Chocolate Chunk*
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin*
- Almond Chocolate Chunk*
- Walnut Banana Bread*
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk*
- Mint Chocolate Chunk*
Oreo put out a gluten-free variety of their beloved chocolate sandwich cookies in 2021, and they taste just like the real thing. Believe it or not, Oreos have always been dairy-free and have no eggs, so without the gluten, these are a perfect one-to-one replacement for your favorite cookie.
- Oreo Gluten-free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies*
- Oreo Double Stuf Gluten-free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies*
Partake offers all kinds of cookies, baking mixes, and breakfast mixes. All of their products are considered gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and top 9 allergen-free.
- Crunchy Chocolate Chip*
- Crunchy Birthday Cake*
- Crunchy Ginger Snap*
- Crunchy Double Chocolate Chip*
- Soft Baked Cookie Butter*
- Soft Baked Chocolate Chip*
- Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie*
Schar specializes in gluten-free foods, and some of their products are also dairy-free. These are some of their cookies that are gluten-free and contain no dairy products.
- Gluten-free Shortbread Cookies
- Gluten-free Ladyfingers
- Gluten Free Chocolate Honeygrams*
- Gluten-free Honeygrams*
Read on: Are graham crackers gluten-free?
Siete Foods is a Mexican-American brand that is all about making healthy foods that are rooted in their heritage. They offer tortillas, tortilla chips, seasonings, and sweets like churros and cookies. Their cookies are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
- Mexican Wedding*
- Mexican Shortbread*
- Mexican Chocolate*
Simple Mills has a great lineup of gluten-free and dairy-free foods, including baking mixes, crackers, and yes – cookies.
Steve and Andy’s brand of cookies specializes in gluten-free options. Many of their cookies do contain dairy, but they have one dairy-free and vegan option as well: Gluten-free Vegan Oatmeal Coconut.
Sweet Loren’s makes refrigerated cookie dough for you to bake at home. All their cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They also are peanut and tree nut-free. If you’re up for heating up your oven, you might want to try one of these cookie options. And if you’re not up for cookies, you can try their edible cookie dough.
- Chocolate Chunk Pre-cut Cookie Dough*
- Fudgy Brownie Pre-cut Cookie Dough*
- Oatmeal Cranberry Pre-cut Cookie Dough*
- Sugar Cookie Pre-cut Cookie Dough*
- Chocolate Chunk Edible Cookie Dough*
- Double Chocolate Edible Brownie Batter*
- Birthday Cake Edible Cookie Dough*
If you’ve been searching for some brands of gluten and dairy-free cookies to buy at the store or online, I hope this post has given you a few options to be on the lookout for.
It’s not always easy to spend time scouring the back of packages at grocery stores to find treats that work well for a gluten and dairy-free diet, so I hope this list can help you narrow down your options and make your decision-making a little simpler.