WIN-It-Wednesday: Lucy’s Gluten-Free Cookies

This week’s WIN-It-Wednesday on is sponsored by Lucy’s Gluten-Free Cookies… one of my favorite gluten-free cookie companies that is founded by one smart cookie herself, Dr. Lucy Gibney.

Lucy’s is founded by a doctor that got down to some serious medical research – in the kitchen – because her child had severe food allergies.  What began as a mother’s tasty recipe for her child has developed into a delicious alternative for people with (or even without!) special dietary considerations. Not only are Lucy’s Cookies gluten-free, they are also free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs. They are also vegan.

And even though Lucy’s Cookies are free of gluten and other common allergens, they aren’t missing out on flavor and tastiness. They are full of crunchy, airy cookie goodness, that makes them perfect for old-school milk dipping or classic ice cream sandwiches.

My most recent craveable dessert is sandwiching one of my favorite ice cream flavors, Black Raspberry, between two of Lucy’s Ginger Snap cookies. The spiciness of the cookies and the berry-creaminess of the ice cream is a match made in gluten-free heaven.

And with only 120 calorie for three (YES 3!) cookies, 0 mg cholesterol, and 0 g tans fat – my most recent favorite  dessert can become a tradition all sweet summer long!

The flavors of Lucy’s cookies goes beyond the ordinary too. As well as toting a bake sheet of traditional favorites, Lucy’s also offers some tantalizing flavors for the adult palate. Along with the three new flavors – Ginger Snap, Maple Bliss, and Chocolate – they also have an Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Thin and Sugar.

All of these reasons are why I am so thrilled that Lucy’s Cookies is this week’s WIN-It-Wednesday sponsor on

A total of four (4) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a gift-pack of  Lucy’s Cookies.  Two winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, and two more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and share a tip, suggestion, hint, or recipe idea about being gluten-free and / or allergen free that makes you a smart-cookie (Me? Using my smartphone at the supermarket to take photos of (and to remember!) new gluten-free products I discover to research reviews online. and always making double of recipes to have extra for lunches!)

Good luck, remember always to be that one smart-cookie you just know you are… and as always,
Be Free!

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57 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Lucy’s Gluten-Free Cookies”

  1. Deb Gowlland Says:

    I LOVE Lucy’s cookies! I always call manufacturers to verify the status of gf items-especially if it’s a new product! 🙂 You can never be too careful…I’ve learned that the hard way.

  2. Lisa Says:

    It may sound repetitive but stick to the veggies and fruits and un processed meats! The Maple Bliss cookies sound wonderful~

  3. Catapatic Says:

    Since I’ve become gluten free, I have a newfound respect and love for natural foods, fruits and vegetables. But I also notice that I want dessert more than I ever did before. I can imagine any flavor of Dr. Lucy’s Gluten-free Cookies with one of my favorite gluten free, dairy free shakes:

    In the blender: 1 banana, 1/4 cup chopped dates, almond milk, splash of vanilla. Whirl away, and eat with a gluten free cookie or crumble it on the top! I think I will try the cinnamon first! Yum.

  4. Christina Says:

    I cook a homemade delicious gluten free dinner in large quantities so we can eat leftovers the next day. That way, despite my busy schedule we stay healthy and well fed and every other night is reheat only 🙂

  5. Wendi Lamphear Says:

    Would love to try the cookies.

  6. Kathy Says:

    I buy wax paper squares and keep them in a drawer in the kitchen, they make a great barrier if you are making meals that need to be free of something in a kitchen that needs to cater to multiple dietary needs.

  7. Theresa Says:

    These cookies are good crumbled and turned into pie crusts or bar crusts. I use my cookies to make crusts, dip in almond milk, pack for lunches, decorate with pretty frostigs for neighbors moving in or moving out. Cookies are the perfect food.

  8. tomi Says:

    I love granola but the cost and fear of ‘is it really safe’ with the store bought brands led me to make my own. It’s really simple and there are endless verities. I buy gluten free oats (Bob’s Red Mill) and mix in dried fruit, nuts, seeds, raw honey and a touch of olive oil then dry the mixture in my food dehydrator (can be done in the oven as well) when done I store it in glass jars in my refrigerator. It’s great with yogurt and fruit!

  9. Venessa Says:

    I buy raw almonds in bulk, and make up batches of fresh almond milk. It’s naturally gluten free and doesn’t have all the synthetic additives of the shelf stable kind. Thank you for this giveaway! I love Lucy’s cookies.

  10. Chelsie Says:

    I have been wanting to try these cookies! I love making green smoothies for me and my son. Just whirl some banana, spinach, pear, and some juice or whatever fruits you like! My son loves them and he doesn’t even know he’s getting a dose of veggies in there 🙂

  11. Christine S. Says:

    I’ve tripled the amount of vegetables I eat daily–very filling, especially when mixed with Shirataki noodles. I, too, love Lucy’s cookies, which I was introduced to at a Gluten Free Cooking Spree. Each time I go to Sprouts for groceries I buy a small bag of the oatmeal cookies to eat when I get home.

  12. Angie W Says:

    I have to eat not only gluten free, but also soy, dairy, and egg free. Because of all of those restrictions, we don’t eat out anymore, but instead have one night a week where we make an “unhealthy” meal like you would get at a restaurant– burgers and fries, heavy pasta dishes, etc. That way we can enjoy the foods we love to get at a restaurant for cheaper and with the knowledge that it’s safe to eat.

  13. Jennifer Says:

    I love these cookies, but only find them at a store 2 hours from my home. My GF tip is our Walmart and several others have a new gluten free quick oats in their DELI section. They are cheaper than other GF brands. I use them to make no-bake cookies, oatmeal cookies, and my favorite is peanut butter oatmeal cookies. Also, if you are out of raisins, try dried blueberries in stead of raisins when making oatmeal cookies. I did this once and loved the blueberry more than the raisin.

  14. julie Says:

    I have my own pb, jelly and butter all labeled in the kitchen. This way there is no chance of contamination.

  15. cindy w. Says:

    I love the Lucy brand of cookies. They are worth every calorie! My tip would be to share info you have learned about eating gf with someone who is newly diagnosed. I didn’t have that support system and it made it more difficult.

  16. Lori Niver Says:

    I love the ginger snap cookies. They taste like what my grandma used to make. We loved to eat ginger snap cookies dunked in tea. Our own special tea party. Sweet memory. I also like to use them crushed for the bottom of pumpkin cheesecake. So delicious!

  17. TXEdie Says:

    Gluten-free cookies make wonderful mini-ice cream sandwiches. Once made, the sandwiches can be kept in the freezer so that a little snack is always available … and with little guilt since they are indeed “little.”

  18. Lisa Passalacqua Says:

    My daughter made the best carrot cake I have ever eaten for my birthday and it was gf! She used Pamela’s vanilla cake mix and added the home ground spices, shredded carrots, pineapple, walnuts and raisins and then topped it with homemade cream cheese frosting (powdered sugar and real cream cheese). I could eat it every week if she would make it!

  19. Meghan Says:

    Research has become my best friend since I found out that I have to be GF; I subscribe to many GF blogs and have come to enjoy the time that I spend online reading reviews and finding new recipes.

  20. Cheryl Says:

    My tip:
    Confused trying to find what GF products are carried at your local stores? Go to the customer service desks and ask if they have a GF product list. Most chains have them and smaller stores are catching onto the trend. Stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have printouts ready to distribute to any customer that asks for one.

  21. Margoka Says:

    I would like to try Lucy’s cookies since I have to be on the gluten free diet. I love to soak them in milk.

  22. Debbie Says:

    I have tried a few of Lucy’s cookies and love them. I have a addiction to sweets

  23. Faith Pavkovich Says:

    I love, love, love Lucy’s Ginger Snaps. I bake a lot and tinker with recipes and have made ‘just like Lucy’s Ginger Snap cookies’. I think that makes me one smart cookie. I would love to win a gift pack of Lucy’s Cookies.

  24. Danielle Says:

    When I try a new recipe for the first time, I always half it just in case I end up not liking it. When I do things this way, I save money because allergy alternative foods like soy milk, dairy free chocolate chips, egg replacer, etc. can be very expensive. I hate making a recipe only to find out I hate it and end up throwing it all away 🙁

    The maple and chocolate chip cookies sound YUM-O! I definitely can’t wait to try these bad boys out 😀

  25. Kris Says:

    Since we recently learned that our daughter needs to be GF, dairy-free, egg-free, and citrus-free we read all labels at the store. My daughter and I just went through our pantry and color coded everything in a box, can, or jar, with labels from the dollar store. We used orange stickers for what she can eat and a big black ‘X’ through the orange if she can’t eat it. This saves me a lot of time when cooking as I can just grab what I need without having to think whether it is safe for her. I love the idea of using Lucy’s for crusts but I don’t know where to buy them!

  26. Melissa Says:

    I haven’t had a cookie in over 2 years!

    I think what makes me a smart cookie is carrying emergency GF snacks just in case I am in a pinch. I keep them in my purse, glovebox, office drawers, etc

  27. Eileen Says:

    Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Cook in large amounts so you can freeze or have for the next day.

  28. cb Says:

    I have to read all the ingredients on the package, but a lot of times the print is really small. Bought a small magnifying glass to bring to the market.

  29. Nan Says:

    These cookies are the best!!! Other than being good is that you can eat more than one without all the calories that other gluten free cookies have

  30. Jennifer Says:

    OH My! Maple cookies sound delicious! Being Canadian having maple cookies is one of the things I miss the most. Definitely will be looking for these the next time we are over the border.

  31. alysha tree-stalsworth Says:

    I love Lucy’s cookies, especially with coconut ice cream.

  32. Kathy Says:

    When in doubt go without…words to live by.

  33. Kat Says:

    Love the Cinnamon Sugar Lucy cookies… just like Snickerdoodles.

  34. Rachel T. Says:

    My tip for being a smart cookie is taking all of my favorite family recipes and making them gluten free. Then I share them with my sister and mom!

  35. Terri Peters Says:

    Make your own TV dinners out of leftovers. Put them in the freezer so you have something if you need a quick meal.

  36. Sue Says:

    I try new recipes and when I find one I like, I double the recipe and freeze. Then I always have a meal, especially on those days my family is having something I really want to eat and know it will make me ill. No more sneaking in one bite of theirs!

  37. Stacey Says:

    I’ll buy my favorite gluten free products when there is a coupon and a sale. Good way to try a new product too.

  38. Faith Pavkovich Says:

    Be a smart cookie… learn from others. The crumbs of wisdom, tips and product reviews from my local support group have been a continued source of priceless information. The friendships are a sweet bonus.

  39. Kristin Says:

    Tip for being a smart cookie: Pinterest! There are TONS of gluten free recipes making the rounds, and when I’m tired of the same old stuff, I head there. Lots of new ideas, things I never would have tried before!!

  40. Rachel T. Says:

    second entry – share a tip, suggestion, hint, or recipe idea about being gluten-free and / or allergen free that makes you a smart-cookie:

    I have a severe seafood allergy. When I go out to eat I always ask if they fry fish in separate oil. If not I try to bring it to their attention that this is a common allergy. One restaurant near my home has changed their menu to remove the one fish dish they offered!

  41. cindy w. Says:

    If I have any doubt about whether a product is gf I always take the time to call the company or go on their website.

  42. Christine Says:

    I always have a GF snack in my purse in case I’m somewhere where I’m unsure of the GF status of food. That way I don’t get tempted to push my luck.

  43. Cheryl Says:

    i have a free app on my phone called GF Card. it explains what you cannot eat in just about every language, so if you go to an ethnic restaurant you can translate your food sensitivity requests. It’s saved me more than once at many an Asian restaurant.

  44. Christina Says:

    I make my weekly menu according to the local grocery specials to help make gluten free cooking more affordable.

  45. Michelle Says:

    The first things I shared when 2 friends of mine were diagnosed: you can eat LOTS of food – think whole and natural like fruits, veggies and plain meats. The second is be prepared when you leave your house with a GF snack that will satisfy your hunger for those just in case moments!

  46. Michie Says:

    I always eat a little before I go out to restaurants. That way if something goes wrong (or I am waiting because they forgot and put croutons on my salad again) my stomach is not interrupting the dinner conversation while everyone else eats.

  47. Lori Says:

    I would love to make ice cream sandwiches with the cookies. Chocolate cookies with fresh strawberry ice cream.

  48. ackdavis Says:

    Lucy’s does a great job GF. Hint: wherever I go, I like having a handful of almonds or a few cookies or one snack bar (GF of course) so I don’t get craving munchies. Snack size squeeze close top plastic bags are perfect portion control and keep crumbs from being everywhere. I, not my pocket or purse, get every last bite.

  49. Erin Lane Says:

    I read blogs for tips! That makes me smart, I suppose!

  50. Terry Says:

    When I go out of town I always make my own GF bread and bake some GF snacks to freeze and take with me in a cooler. I have even frozen sandwiches to take so I know I am getting GF meats. Then where ever I stay they will go in the fridge or in the cooler with ice and I know that I will have at least one worry free GF meal and snack each day. Most places have a microwave to thaw or heat the sandwhiches.

  51. Katheryn Says:

    Maple bliss sounds wonderful! It inspires me to try out a new gf recipe!!

  52. Martha Russell Says:

    When I am at the supermarket I check the markdown/discontinued items section as quite often I will find GF things that are being discontinued. The other night I found 2 of Bob’s Red Mill pizza crust mix for $1.00 each!
    Quite a savings. Even if it is a product I don’t use, I will get it and share it with people in my support group.

  53. Genny Says:

    Being gluten-free can be challenging at times when you have a hectic schedule since we normally have to stay away from anything “quick”. So, I always try to prepare my dinners for the week on Sunday and then freeze them in individual portions. And yes, I make enough for lunch also. Home cooking tastes so much better than that processed junk anyway… Here’s to being gluten free!!!

  54. L.Tyler Says:

    All of the Lucy cookie flavors are awesome. I use them to make s’mores in the microwave. Mmmmmm!!

  55. rebecca Says:

    Going on line before we take a trip to see whats available in the area thats gluten free (markets,restaurants) if non available I make ahead of time meals and snacks for both my husband and daughter that are gluten free, so that they don’t feel like they are missing out. Coupons for gluten free items are a big thing watching for each and every brand , especially the best tasting ones for my family.

  56. Serena Says:

    Frozen bananas! I love them. Dip in chocolate + roll in coconut, before freezing. YUM.
    I love sweets + have never tasted these cookies, or even seen them before. I’ll have to have a wee search. xo

  57. TXEdie Says:

    I was on vacation and hope there’s time to enter … cookies! A cookie is the perfect pick-me-up snack — small but satisfying.

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