WIN-It-Wednesday: Kinnikinnick Kinni-Toos Cream Filled Cookies

Cookies and Milk. A childhood all-time favorite. An after school snack. A comfort food with fond memories. The ultimate in food dunking.

And the best cookie to dunk, at least according to those in my gluten-free world, are the Kinnikinnick Kinni-TOOS Sandwich Creme Cookies.

These cookies are not just for dunking either. I use them in many recipes, including as a substitute gluten-free cookie for an “Oreo” Pie Crust, or crumbled-up and mixed-in to Sweet Cream Ice Cream… My gluten-free Stone Cold Creamery Style treat I make for myself right in my own kitchen.

I also love the variety of these cookies: The original Chocolate Sandwich Creme (my favorite), the very vanilla-ry Vanilla Sandwich Creme, and the NEWEST addition, the chocolate lovers Fudge Sandwich Creme.

Another bonus is that these cookies are not only gluten-free, but also nut-free and dairy-free.

Any way you dunk it, crumble it or mix it… these cookies are keepers.

That’s why I was so excited when I discovered that Kinninkinnick Kinni-TOOS Sandwich Creme Cookies were sponsoring the next two week’s WIN-It-Wednesday on

Two lucky winners will win three packages of these delicious cookies!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us your favorite cookie memory (it can be about baking, a certain kind of cookie, fun cookie stories… anything!) Me? One of my fondest memories as a little girl was sitting with my Mom having a cup of tea … but now that I look back, I really think it was just warm water with lemon in it  =) and dunking cookies. Funny it’s the simple things that give you the warmest memories.

One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Good luck, Keep those cookies dunking… and as always.
Be Free!

Note: Want to buy some Kinnikinnick Crème Sandwich Cookies for yourself? Check out these links on, have it delivered right to your door, AND get FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING!

KinniToos Chocolate Sandwich Creme, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

KinnitToos Vanilla Sandwich Creme, 8-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)

Kinnitoos Cookie – Fudge Cream Sandwich Gluten Free, 8-Ounce (Pack of 3)

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75 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Kinnikinnick Kinni-Toos Cream Filled Cookies”

  1. Meghan Says:

    My favorite cookie memory is Girl-scout related. We would freeze the thin-mints and then I would make little peanut-butter sandwiches with them. So yummy!

  2. Amanda Says:

    When I was a little girl my dad and I would eat oatmeal raisin cookies with milk every night. It was our after dinner ritual. We would catch up on the day and spend some precious father-daughter bonding time.

  3. Leanne Says:

    Hi my favorite memories is when I was little and I make cookies with my mom. I was so proud of the result.

  4. robin Says:

    everyone loves cookies! when i was young always had to have a cookie when i got home from school. now trying to spread it along to my children. these cookies do the job great!

  5. Michelle Says:

    My favorite cookie ever is my Gram’s “congo squares” (chocolate chip cookie squares). I loved helping her bake them – and eat them together, she was old school and didn’t have a recipe written down or measure anything. They were always delicious and no one in my family can make them the same.

  6. Emily Says:

    I LOVE(D) oreos. They were my favorite, addictive cookie. My favorite ice cream? Oreo/cookies and cream of course- for as long as I can remember.
    My best friend since we were about 6 (we’re still best friends) and I used to eat ice cream all the time together; her with her cookie dough ice cream and me with my cookies and cream. But more recently I’ve been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as well as gluten and dairy intolerances. This has significantly cut back on my cookies and cream ice cream consumption (as you can imagine) and I’ve yet to find a GF/DF cookies and cream ice cream. As the writer of this post said earlier, mashing these GF/DF cookies up and cold stone creamery-style mixing it with some of your own ice cram of choice sounds like a GREAT idea. My favorite DF ice cream, TEMPT hemp milk Ice cream (BY FAR THE BEST DF ICE CREAM OUT THERE), would go amazingly well with this cookie. With these two delicious products I could once again wrap myself in a blanket with my best friend and giggle the night away like old times.

    ahhhhh memory lane… tastes so good 😉

  7. Tammy Says:

    I remember rolling out cookie dough and decorating sugar cookies at Christmas time.

  8. Lori Niver Says:

    Baking cookies with my grandmother. They were date and nut filled cookies. I don’t even have the recipe. I wish I could make them again. I wish as a child I would have thought to ask her for it. I was given an old Miracle Whip jar when she passed away with all of her cookie cutters in it. I am so thankful they were given to me. It is a memory I hold very dear.

  9. Kathy Says:

    I remember baking all of my moms special recipes at christmas time. She is gone now and I can no longer eat the ones we made.

  10. Carol Asher Says:

    A Weight Watchers member always took a bubble bath and snuck in Oreo type cookies to eat on the evening her husband bowled. One evening she was in her bath relaxing and snacking when her husband walked in the front door and yelled that he didn’t have to bowl that evening. She grabbed the package of cookies and put them under water to hide them. When he walked in the cookies started surfacing to the top of the water! So much for cheating! This story was told to us by the leader of a Weight Watchers group.

  11. nancy smith Says:

    When I ws a young mother of three, we would bake Christmas cookies about three weeks before the actual holiday. My 2 boys and 1 girl helped as we rolled the dough for the sandtards. We used an old recipe from the kids great-grandmother and had the best of times. Of course flour and sugar were everywhere, and, now I know why I never really felt good eating them or baking them. But it gave me memories of times gone by, when they were young and life was much simpler. Thanks Bee Free for Me, for the opportunity to express this memory and for bringing it back to me.

  12. Mel Says:

    My favorite cookie memory is watching my grandmother bake her famous chocolate chip pecan cookies. She always had a jar on her kitchen table and they were divine.

    She’s been gone now for 20 years, but I can still taste and smell those cookies. No matter how hard anyone tries to make her recipe, which has been handed down, they just aren’t as good as the original!

  13. cindy Says:

    I love this brand of cookies. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Michelle Says:

    I really miss Oreo type cookies.

  15. Danielle Bateman Says:

    My favorite cookie memory was when I was little, I baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with my friend Taylor, and he accidently poured 3x’s as much baking soda into the cookies than the recipe called for. They turned out tasting a little funny, but I had a blast making them with him.

  16. sweeter the berry Says:

    My fave cookie ,memory was when I was a teen and made oatmeal cookies for the very first time. It was not perfect but it was edible,lol

  17. Venessa Says:

    My favorite memory of cookies is my moms homemade sandies cookies & snicker doodles. Yum!! I love Kinnikinnick brand products! Thank You for this giveaway. 🙂

  18. Eileen Sanders Says:

    Baking and decorating cookies with my mother at Christmas time.

  19. Terri Peters Says:

    Spending Saturday night at my grandma’s making Christmas treats and watching the movie White Christmas.

  20. Chelsie Says:

    One of my most favorite cookie memories is frosting sugar cookies with my boyfriend (now husband) at Christmas time. He carved a “C” out of the cookie and decorated it for me! 🙂

  21. Lisa Says:

    One of my favorite cookie memories is my grandma, who recently passed away, making us no-bake or what we called “cow pies.”

  22. Phyllis Says:

    my favorite memory is going to my grandmothers’ house at Christmas time and baking cookies with my mom and grandma.Lots of fun.

  23. Kirsten Says:

    My Grandma would always have a new batch of chocolate chip cookies ready for us
    grandkids in the refrigerator in a tin. When we would visit her, we would run into the house, give her a hug,
    and go right for the cookies! Grandma made the perfect cookie and I’m sure the secret ingredient was love.

  24. Troy Says:

    Baking Christmas cookie cutouts with my kids using the same cookie cutters I used as a child!

  25. Randi Says:

    Some of my most favorite cookie memories are from the more recent past. My husband loves to bake so we make Christmas cookies to pass out to friends. That’s been such fun doing with him.

  26. Cindy Lu Says:

    When my teenagers were little and we would make holiday cookies they would each take some of the flour and put it all over their faces! I have a photo of them every year with flour everywhere! It was a lot of fun and now when they look back they remember how crazy it was too! Lot’s of flour on the floor to clean up but lots more fun and memories.

  27. Debi Says:

    I always loved Oreos cookies, I would take them apart and lick the filling out then dunk the cookie in milk…..oh the memories that brings. when we went GF I missed them so much but Kinnicinnick saved me from my loss of them with their KinniToos. Thank you for the opportunity to win them.

  28. ToCo Says:

    How do you pick one? I’d have to say when my Mom would purchase Cadbury Lady Fingers…oh, those were heavenly…I know they still have them, but I think I enjoyed them more back then because my Mom would give me some in moderation…as an adult I was allowed to eat the whole box. lol

  29. stacy Says:

    I love to make cookies, and I’m sure it was from baking with my mom. Now I am a mom and I enjoy having my kids bake with me. We make an Oreo truffle with cream cheese and chocolate. They have the best time with the gooey dough rolling it into balls. Of course all the truffles don’t even make it to the chocolate; somehow they start to disappear. I couldn’t guess where they went. HMMM could the chocolate all over their face be a clue? They love splashing the chocolate all over the cookies to make them look pretty. Everyone asks for the recipe.
    My10 year old son was just diagnosed last week with Celiac, so I’ve been struggling to find him things to eat; being a newbee at this. I was so glad to find Kinnikinnick Kinni-Toos Cream Filled Cookies” so we can continue making our truffles.

  30. patricia Says:

    When I was small my mon always made homemade cookies. It was a real treat to have a store bought cookies. I do love the Kinnikinnik brand of cookies too. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  31. Margaret Clegg Says:

    One of my favorite cookie memoires was decorating cookies with my grandmother at Christmas time. The cookies weren’t necessarily homemade, but she bought stuff to decorate in every color imagineable, and my cousins joined us as well. On Christmas day, all of our decorated cookies were on display for the whle family to eat, and we could proudly say, I decorated that one! Years later, I was able to do the same thing with my nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. It was a great way to carry on the tradition.

  32. Cara Says:

    My favorite cookie memory is baking Christmas cookies with my mom to pass out to the neighbors…candy cane cookies, jam thumbprints….YUM!

  33. Denise C. Says:

    Cookies evoke such good memories! Which one to share? On a warm afternoon my cousin and I would lay upside down on a hill eating oreos and cloud watch. (When you are seven you can lay upside down and eat anything!) Can’t eat oreos any more, but KiniToos are wonderful.

  34. Lisa Says:

    Every year we have a Christmas cutout decorating contest. It is always so much fun!

  35. Sarah D Says:

    A favorite memory involves snickerdoodles. I loved to roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar when I was a kid. When we had to bring a favorite recipe to make a cookbook, my recipe was for snickerdoodles.

  36. Karen Says:

    My favorite memories involve making chocolate chip and m&m cookies with my mother.

  37. Kara Says:

    My favorite cookie memory is of making gingerbread man cookies and decorating them up the first year my kids were gfcf. They were delighted. We took them to a neighboorhood night before the night before Christmas party and all the neighbors gobbled them up too! The kids loved sharing their special food and nobody could believe the cookies were gluten and dairy free!

  38. Tammy Hurshman Says:

    My daughter and I have recently been diagnosed with Celiac, my daughter only being 7 years old took the news very hard and said”her life was over”. Her favorite chocolate bar is Hersheys Cookies n” creme so to help her realize that there are things you can do to have almost the same product I purchased a package of the gluten free oreo cookies, a chocolate mold and some white chocolate. I melted the white chocoloate mixed in some broken cookie, put them in the molds then in the fridge to harden for 15 minutes. When they were hard I surprised my daughter with these gluten free cookies n’ creme chocolate bars made from home. When she tried them she couldn’t even tell the difference. The smile on her face and the joy she had was overwhelming. I now make these on a regular basis and the whole family enjoys them just as much as my daughter does!

    Thank you for helping me make my young daughters life easier!

  39. Karen Says:

    Two. First, making christmas cookies as a kid. We had a big family and everyone was involved with both making and decorating. Fun and crazy. My Mom must have wished for peace and quiet but we so enjoyed it. Second, Chocolate Oatmeal no bake cookies that had the recipe on Hershey’s cocoa or the oatmeal box. Can’t remember which. At one point I think all of us had that recipe memorized. Quick, easy, delicious…. Those were the days.

  40. Erin Says:

    I have an old friend who used cookies as a tradition. We ate cookies every time we got together. He’s a cool guy. Thanks for the memory!

  41. TXEdie Says:

    Life’s small pleasures — being able to eat a cookie! — take on new meaning once you are diagnosed as a Celiac! Thank goodness that many new gluten-free products no longer taste like cardboard — they taste like … delicious cookies!

  42. Mary Ann Osborne Says:

    My Mom was the greatest cook ever and never wasted any expense at making food with the best ingredients. We always made Toll House chocolate chip cookies and sampling the dough was wonderful!

  43. andy depeano Says:

    Cookies my family and i sure love cookies!! for years they have been a all time favorite, and i can still see my mom and i in the kitchen making cookies, what a special time that was, now my daughters and i make cookies and its a holiday tradition that i also hope that they will pass on to there children when the time comes

  44. Greta de Wolf Says:

    Because we baked all of our goods, I was quite old before I tasted Oreos. They were considered a real treat and now I miss them! I especially like them with ice cream.

  45. Chris Boehnlein Says:

    My favorite memory is making cut out sugar cookies at Christmas. So much fun except for the belly ache after sneaking too much dough!

  46. Janet LaRue Says:

    I remember baking cookies with my mom at Christmas-all the different kinds of cookies and the smells throughout the house! I did love these cherry cookies with a rich chocolate icing-I actually still make them with my own flours and have mastered the taste so that I can still remember the taste and wonderfulness of the cookie! I now do the baking with my daughter and soon to be daughter in law-new memories are being made!

  47. Margoka Says:

    My fondest memory is with my grandmother. My grandparents had a cow, and she made me rice pudding from raw milk, whipcream and plum compot on the top.

  48. Gina Says:

    my memory is coming home from school and having cookies and milk, ,my mom would have this out for us for after school.

  49. Sandy Schuette Says:

    My favorite memory would be making Christmas cookies with my mother and Grandmother…especially making the frosted cut out cookies! It seemed like we made piles and piles of cookies and had fun showing each other our different decorations.

  50. Chris Says:

    Baking oatmeal cookies with my children. Now I bake them with my grandchildren. The circle of life!

  51. Lori Niver Says:

    I remember cutting out cookies with my daughters. The home we had at the time had a long open counter between the kitchen and dining room. The girls had so much room to roll out the dough. I have really missed that counter and the fun we had creating delicious treats.

  52. cindy Says:

    I used to love to break an oreo cookie in half and eat the inside first when I was young.

  53. Tina Yaskell Says:

    I loved baking cookies with my Aunt and Grandmother every holiday! They had so much patience with me and my little sister. Love those memories!!!!

  54. KateyCat Says:

    I remember my grandmothers “filled” cookies at Xmas. They were large and round, made of a tender sugar cookie dough and filled with apricot jam. No cute cutout on the top. Just simple, terribly delicous and very old fashioned. I also remember her basement root cellar and outdoor porch filled with a month’s worth of baking in festive tins of all sizes, when we arrived from afar at Xmas time. We got to hunt through the treasure trove whenever we wanted a snack 🙂

  55. Erin Small Says:

    We just had a cookie swap with my celiac support group. Very nice. New memories!

  56. Tammy Says:

    I really miss thin mints and keebler fudge stripes.

  57. Emily Says:

    I LOVE Oreos ! and have made my own before, but there is something that just reminds me of my favorite cookie and ice cream and I’d love to be able to have that flavor again (after being GF and DF)

  58. Kathy Says:

    Shortbread cookies, loved making them with mom

  59. Venessa Says:

    2nd entry 🙂

  60. ToCo Says:

    This round should be called kinn-“TWOS” :D…love second chances…my favourite memory is baking with my Mom…I use to watch through the glass thinking it would hurry the baking process…lol

  61. Michelle Says:

    Even though my 5 year old son does not like sweets (unlike his Momma!) he loves to help me out when I am making cookies. He loves to help measure, pour and stir. I love that even though he has no intention of eating them, he wants to help each time!

  62. Chelsie Says:

    My favorite cookie memory is making chocolate chip cookies with my mom!

  63. sylvie Says:

    making cookies to pack for my dad’s lunchbox!

  64. Natalie Wahl Says:

    My Dad’s favorite cookies are chocolate cookies with marshmallows baked on top. We made them for every special occasion and whenever my mom wanted to do something special for my dad. We all love them, but she made them for him.

  65. Karen Says:

    in our GF/DF home, K-TOOs (as the boys call them) are a staple! we use them to make pies, dirt cake. and just plain dunking! Love them!

  66. Karen Says:

    Making Christmas cookes with my Mom and step sisters every year. Decorating was always the most fun…..

  67. patricia Says:

    Having oatmeal raisin cookies. So good!

  68. Margoka Says:

    I enjoyed making cookies with custard cream in the middle and covered with chocolate.

  69. Kate terres Says:

    My favorite memory is making cookies with my kids. Now they have to eat gluten free so they can never get enough.

  70. Jenny Davis Bussey Says:

    My mom used to make TollHouse chocolate chip cookies that were so good and give them away for Christmas. I learned how to cook starting with these cookies. Now we are gluten free and dairy free so I have to get a little more creative to create this same memory for my kiddos.

  71. Natalie Says:

    My son loves these cookies. He has few memories of cookies since I don’t bake much. My favorite is my Grandma’s sugar cookies.

  72. Amy Says:

    My favorite memory is sharing a cookie with my son for the first time. They were homemade gf/df hamantashen with apricot jelly. He loved it!

  73. katheryn Says:

    Coming home from school and eating homemade cookies made the whole day worthwhile. It wasn’t just the snack it was my mom’s love. Now I never buy Oreos since the whole family can’t enjoy them. Looking forward to giving these a try!

  74. nancy smith Says:

    Cookies, cookies, cookies~~~~I always loved cookies~~~Today I no longer eat cookies because I can’t find any I really like that are gluten free!

  75. Beth Says:

    the chocolate chocolate chip sound wonderful, wish I had one right now.

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