Recently, Lucy’s Cookies emailed me and asked if I wanted to sample their Maple Bliss Cookies in honor of Maple Syrup Month. I grew up in a house where we ate my father’s from-scratch pancakes every weekend, and one of my favorite things in the world is a warm pancake slathered with butter, covered with real, pure, maple syrup. So of course, I couldn’t refuse!
Lucy Gibney founded Lucy’s Cookies after discovering her son had severe food allergies. All of her cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut and peanut-free. They are made in a dedicated bakery where trace amounts of these common allergens are tested for. Not only is this great for individuals with multiple allergies, but multiple allergies within a household.
I’ve had Lucy’s cookies once before. This past December, my friend served Lucy’s special holiday Merry Mint Cookies at a book club. I found them light but with a huge punch of flavor. Everyone else did too. These Maple Bliss Cookies are also light and crunchy which is driven by the oat-based ingredients (all gluten-free, of course). This cookie is sightly sweet and the maple flavor is present but not pronounced. The cookie actually captures the buttery-sweetness of a properly dressed pancake. I like this, but if you are looking to indulge at the end of the meal, this is not the cookie for you. Instead, this cookie is best enjoyed in the afternoon with a glass of milk.
Luckily, I am not the only one benefiting from Lucy’s Cookies generosity. I have an extra box to give away to a reader. Comment on this post by April 17 with your favorite way to enjoy maple syrup, and I will randomly select a winner!