I purchased and tested four gluten-free cookie dough brands to determine which tasted the best. In this article, I share my thoughts on each so you don’t waste your money on sub-par gluten-free cookie dough. The opinions reflected in this article are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
Last week, my family and I tested all the gluten-free cookie dough brands we could find at the grocery store to see which tasted the best.
Gluten-free groceries are expensive, and I don’t want you to waste your money buying products that don’t taste good and aren’t worth your hard-earned dime.
I love chocolate chip cookies and make a delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookie if I don’t say so myself. I have yet to share my top-secret recipe for top-secret reasons that will soon be revealed, but trust me, I make a mean gluten-free chocolate chip cookie!
As my family and I taste-tested the four gluten-free brands of cookie dough, I must admit, none of them won me over.
That said, I will share what I think of each brand and reveal which is the best and which brand left a bad taste in my mouth (literally!).
I purchased chocolate chip cookie dough from each of the following brands:
- Sweet Loren’s
- Miss. Jones Baking Co.
UPDATE: Trader Joe’s launched a new break-and-bake gluten-free cookie dough in September 2023. You can read my full review of the cookie in my article, Trader Joe’s Launches Gluten-Free Cookie Dough… and It’s Fabulous.
Here’s what each cookie dough looked like before baking. The number above each mound of cookie dough corresponds to the number key above (e.g., 1 = Sweet Loren’s).
I baked each cookie separately according to the instructions on the packaging. In the following picture, you can see each cookie’s appearance after baking and cooling.
I then shared the cookies with my family. They didn’t know which cookie belonged to which brand.
I asked them to tell me what they thought of each cookie’s look, taste, and texture and help select the “best” gluten-free cookie dough brand from the bunch.
How Each Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Brand Fared
Here’s what my family thought of each cookie:
Cookie #1: Sweet Loren’s ($6.49 at Target)
Sweet Loren’s showed so much promise. It’s made with clean ingredients and is free from the top 14 allergens. It contains oat flour.
The dough is certified gluten-free by the GFCO and made on dedicated gluten-free equipment. You can eat the cookie dough raw because it’s made without eggs.
The Sweet Loren’s cookie looked the most delicious of all the cookies, and my family thought it tasted like baked cookie dough, which was a plus.
None of the testers were overjoyed by the cookie’s texture. They were a bit dry and not chewy. Overall, we thought this cookie offered a pleasing taste despite being gluten-free.
Cookie #2: Miss Jones Baking Co ($7.99 at Sprouts)
Miss Jones offers a ready-to-bake keto cookie dough that is gluten-free and grain-free. It’s made with almond flour and sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract.
I followed the baking instructions to a T, but they still baked funky with burnt lattice edges and a puffy center.
Tastewise, we thought these cookies were gritty. They also tasted overwhelmingly artificial, probably because they’re made with fake sugar. They left a bad aftertaste that lingered with us all for a while.
While I hate to be negative about a brand, these cookies were, for lack of a better word, gross. They were a complete waste of money, and I cannot in good conscience recommend them.
Cookie #3: Immaculate ($6.99 at Sprouts)
Immaculate Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies are certified gluten-free by the GFCO and were one of the first gluten-free break-and-break cookie dough brands on the market.
The cookie dough contains eggs, so it must be cooked first, whereas Sweet Loren’s cookie dough can be enjoyed raw or baked.
The Immaculate cookie was dark in color and didn’t look as appetizing as Sweet Loren’s; however, the cookie had a wonderful chewy texture. It was crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle, the way a chocolate chip cookie should be.
My family thought the cookie had a good chocolate chip-to-cookie dough ratio and described it as a “satisfying” cookie, although admittingly, it didn’t blow any of us away.
Cookie #4: Cappello’s ($14.49 at Whole Foods)
I had high hopes for Cappello’s grain-free chocolate chip cookie dough because I already love Cappello’s almond flour pasta. Unfortunately, the cookies were not a homerun.
The dough is made with almond flour and sweetened with maple syrup, and the overwhelming coconut flavor left a bad taste in our mouths and made us wonder how much coconut oil was in this cookie. My husband said it tasted like a Passover macaroon, which isn’t a compliment.
My family also thought the cookie looked nice but was dry and cakey. We couldn’t focus on much else except for the overwhelming coconut flavor that lingered long after the first bite.
The Best Gluten-Free Cookie Dough
None of the gluten-free cookie dough brands blew us away. After spending $36 at the grocery store, I was disappointed with the results and left with a bunch of cookies that weren’t worth the calories.
I forced my family to rank the cookies from best to worst. Here’s what they said:
(1) Best Cookie: Immaculate – Even though the cookie baked up dark, it was the most chewy and delicious. I was happy with this brand, but the cookies were far from amazing.
(2) Runner Up: Sweet Loren’s – This cookie looked beautiful, but because it was a bit dry vs. chewy, it received second place in the taste test. I thought the cookies were decent, but nothing to write home about.
(3) Third Place: Cappello’s – This cookie looked pretty, but the overwhelming coconut flavor was not a taste my family enjoyed. If you love coconut, you will probably like these cookies. Keep in mind, however, that the tube of cookie dough costs $15, making it the most expensive option by far.
(4) The Worst: Miss Jones – These cookies baked up weirdly and tasted artificial and gross. I’m starting to feel like “keto” is a code word for “disgusting.” I do not recommend this dough to anyone who appreciates good food.
Overall, I think you’re better off making your gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough and calling it a day. None of these brands is overwhelmingly worth the money, and you can bake delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies at home for a fraction of the cost.
I recommend using Better Batter flour for the best chocolate chip cookie results. Why? I tested several brands of gluten-free flour with the same cookie recipe, and Better Batter was at the top of my list.
Read the full scoop in my article, Which Gluten-Free Flour is Best for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies? I Tested 5 Flours With 1 Recipe to Find Out.
What do you think of my gluten-free cookie dough taste test? Please leave a comment to share your opinions on any or all of these gluten-free cookie dough selections.
PS: Trader Joe’s launched a break-and-bake gluten-free cookie dough that rivals all of these name-brand cookie doughs and is much less expensive too. Read more about the cookie dough product in my article, Trader Joe’s Launches Gluten-Free Cookie Dough… and It’s Fabulous.