Product: Pamela’s Products Lemon Shortbread Cookies – $4.39+
Ah, Pamela’s Products.
One of my go-to brands when it comes to gluten-free…anything. They do baking mixes and flours and snacks and…yes…cookies. And I have loved and raved and just gone on about them in the past. I mean…the peanut butter cookies, the pancake and baking mix, all the other cookies that have made it into my pantry because I just can’t get out of Cookie Monster mode…yeah…they’ve all been over-the-top WOW and YUM!
And when it comes to gluten-free products, that really, really is important.
Trust me, when I was out grocery shopping and decided that my pantry needed even more cookies, the decision was kind of sealed. I saw two key words: Lemon Shortbread.
Yeah…I have this weakness for lemony things. I. LOVE. LEMON.
I also have this amazing love of shortbread. It reminds me of when I was in Scotland with my friend, Donna, and we each bought these huge tins of Scottish shortbread cookies. They were so crumbly and buttery and just crisp and…
…sorry, I was starting to drool.
Of course, all of that was before I was told I needed to go gluten-free. So, when I spotted a box of Pamela’s Products Lemon Shortbread Cookies…they won me over right away. Into my shopping basket they went and I was one happy lemon-loving cookie-nomming girl. And then, I had to get through other delicious gluten-free treats before I could open up this box.
But that changed tonight, my friends.
After eating another round of leftovers for dinner, I was ready for my treat. No meal is complete without dessert to cleanse the palate. So, off the top shelf of the pantry came Pamela’s Products Lemon Shortbread Cookies. My roomie and I had been anticipating these because she’s as much of a lemon freak as I am. So, after we did up our dinner dishes, I opened up the box and pulled out two cookies. They definitely smelled lemony. I carried one out to my roommate and I settled in with the other one.
She took a bite first and explained, “Wow…those are really lemony.”
She wasn’t kidding. I took a bite and…the lemon flavor just hits your taste buds and stays there. It is really a lot of lemon. That is not necessarily a bad thing. So often, packaged lemon cookies leave you wanting for the lemon flavor. Well, not these. Not these in the slightest. The lemon flavor is throughout and little crystals of it seem to melt away on your tongue with each bite.
I’m okay with the strong lemon flavor. However, I don’t feel that these should be called a shortbread cookie. While these are made with butter, they lack that crumbly, buttery texture that I associate with shortbread. These are very soft cookies. I think shortbread should always have that crunch when you first bite and then melt away as you chew. That’s what shortbread is to me. Calling these Soft Lemon Cookies might be a better way to describe them. They are luscious, chewy, and really packed with flavor.
Pamela’s Products Lemon Shortbread Cookies are gluten-free and wheat-free. The company was founded in 1988. The founder herself, Pamela, develops every product recipe and personally chooses, tests and approves every ingredient. The company only uses high quality sugar, minimally processed grains, non-rBGH butter, and so on. The company does not use any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. There is no high fructose corn syrup in any of their products (YAY!). Basically, Pamela’s Products prides itself on good ingredients because they want to make a high quality and good product.
And that practice worked back when the company was founded…and still works today.
Now, the Lemon Shortbread Cookies are 120 calories for 1 cookie and 6 grams of fat. That’s not too bad for a cookie, to be honest. Even more impressive is that these cookies only have 5g of sugar. Yep. How’s that for cookie goodness? Lots of flavor…an entire cookie…and only 5 grams of sugar. It’s not a dream, friends…this is the reality of Pamela’s Products.
I would have to say…if you are big on lemon flavor, then these cookies are for you. If you are more of a shortbread lover…I recommend one of her other shortbread varieties. The texture and taste is not right for the shortbread label…but lemon…yeah…it has lemon. Lots and lots of lemon. So, if soft lemon cookies are your bag, then go to the store now and grab these cookies. They are a fantastic fresh treat.