Product: Simply Shari’s Gluten-Free & Fabulous Almond Shortbread Bite Size Cookies – $4.29+
It has become quite evident as of late that shortbread is totally in. Totally. Why? Because I have been eating a lot of it recently. Oh, nothing is better than that slight crunch, that buttery flavor, that sweetness that sort of hits on the light side of savory. Yeah…shortbread is pretty amazing.
Gluten-free shortbread can go either way. I’ve had some that have impressed, and I have had some that have fallen short of all expectations. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I picked up a bag of Simply Shari’s Gluten-Free & Fabulous Almond Shortbread Bite Size Cookies…but it was a risk I was, apparently, willing to take. I had previously only tried one other product from Simply Shari…a frozen pizza…and I fell in love with it. I think that was where my confidence in this product came. That and the fact that I really am a cookie monster…and where there are gluten-free cookies…you will find me.
Simply Shari’s Gluten-Free & Fabulous Almond Shortbread Bite Size Cookies are a simple blend of recognizable and common ingredients: sugar, unsalted butter, rice flour, brown rice flour, sweet rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, potato starch, xanthum gum, water, baking soda, and modified corn starch. Basic, key ingredients to any shortbread, yes? Even better…the products that Simply Shari’s produces are all made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. It definitely takes some of the guess work out of what you are eating…even if it is simply a cookie (or three).
Given that these are almond shortbread cookies, be assured that almonds are a prevalent and important part of the flavor and texture in this flavor of shortbread. This particular flavor has almond slivers throughout the crumbly, buttery cookies. And that…honestly…is what sets it apart from other gluten-free shortbread.
Let me first start by saying…this is, hands down, one of the better gluten-free shortbread cookies out on the market. The almond flavor really meshes well with the buttery, sweet flavor of the shortbread itself. In fact, these are so reminiscent of homemade shortbread cookies. Honestly. The sweetness is just the right amount to make it feel like a dessert. It definitely cleanses the palate. And it has that wonderful shortbread crunch, coupled with the taste and smell of almonds…it’s right at shortbread perfection.
And…even better…is that these cookies aren’t loaded down with calories and fat either. When it comes to other gluten-free treats on the market, these will definitely fit into your diet plan, for sure. There might be a little guilt, but nothing a good yoga session won’t burn off.
A serving of these cookies is 3 bite-size cookies. Yep. Three. These cookies are about the width of a quarter and stand about a half an inch tall. So, they are just the right amount of dessert at the right time. Three cookies will only set you back 120 calories and 6 grams of fat. That’s not bad for a cookie, as I said before. Additionally, you will take in only 80 mg sodium, 1 gram of protein, and a scant (for cookies) 7 grams of sugar. Loving it? I am.
I’m so very impressed with these cookies that I’m looking forward to opening my next bag of them…which just happens to be the Lemon Shortbread variety. Lemon + Shortbread…two of my most favorite dessert flavors in one? With Simply Shari’s…I bet they are beyond simply delicious.
As for Simply Shari’s Gluten-Free & Fabulous Almond Shortbread Bite Size Cookies…delicious doesn’t even begin to cover the amazing flavor, texture, and lightness that are all pulled together in this fine product. Spectacular snacking and sweet treat potential. And I’m loving every serving of them.