Monday, November 8, 2010

Ginger Snaps and Animal Cookies


First of all, I have to say that I hate Daylight Saving Time. Didn't they realize that it actually does not save time at all? that there are the same number of daylight hours as before? that I feel tired and cranky when going on DST in the spring and again in the fall when going off DST? that it's like jet lag without the benefit of going anywhere? It will take my dogs and me a while to adjust to this new time. Imagine what it does to a herd of dairy cows!    So what did that have to do with ginger snaps? Nothing.

This is a totally unsolicited review of DeLish gluten-free cookies. Why? Because the are (delicious, that is). The photo above does not show you the tops of the bags because, unfortunately, I broke into them before we got home from the store. I suppose I should be embarrassed to tell you that. The Animal Cookies are every bit as good and crunchy as the kind we used to get in the little circus box with a string handle when I was a kid.

For me, crunch is a very important factor in food appeal. I like cookies, toast, nuts, and veggies to be crunchy. And then there's my friend's amazing crunchy coleslaw! Even when I stir-fry veggies, I stop while there's still plenty of crunch in them. Both the Ginger Snaps and the Animal Cookies have wonderful crunch.

The DeLish Ginger Snaps are not only great for a treat, but would make a good crust for my Pumpkin Cheesecake. Likewise, the DeLish Animal Cookies would be a good crust for other types of pies or cheesecakes where a cookie crust is recommended.

Nutrition? Well, when you eat half a bag on the way home from the store, it's obvious that your biggest concern isn't nutrition, but just so you know, 10 Animal Cookies give you 130 calories, 1 g of fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 23 g of carbohydrate, and 2 g of protein.  Five Ginger Snaps give you 140 calories, 6 g fat, 0 cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate.

It's easy to forget that just because they're gluten-free doesn't mean they're calorie-free or the most nutritious snack I could possibly have. Still, it is nice to know that there are really tasty gluten-free cookies that I can buy at the store. And guess where I found these: Walgreen's, of all places!

And by the way, no one would ever know these are gluten free.

8 comments:

Mhel said...

Im very much like you. Crunch is a very important factor to me too. In salads, I want my lettuce crunchy, i add nuts for added crunch too. In soups, I put croutons or fried potato sticks to contrast the silkiness of the dish, fried potatoe skins or onions in my burger. I always crave for something crispy and crunchy. I love crunchier cookies than the chewy ones. Explains why Im a junk food addict, but I am cutting my diet and getting healthier crunchy treats to pretzels and nuts instead of chips. But I sometimes cant resist. Gluten cookies are one great healthy alternatives too. Ive tried one on Vegan shops, I just cant tell the difference from the regular cookies. Theyre as good as the regular ones.....

Michelle said...

Mmm, I love ginger snaps and animal crackers! I'll have to look and see if our Walgreens carries them.

PS - I don't care for the time change either:-P

Jenn said...

LOL... come live in Arizona... we never change time here. We are definitely the rebels of the USA!! :) And I'm with you.. crunch is big for me!!!

Linda... said...

I'll have to check to see if they have them at the Walgreens store near me. Sound yummy.
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Caution Flag said...

So we're off DST now? I get so confused and really wish they would leave the time alone. Really. REALLY.

Yenta Mary said...

These treats, of course, are not just for the kiddies! I love animal crackers and anything with ginger ... and it's just about time for an afternoon snack ... :)

Judy S. said...

Thanks for the GF cookie tip. I love ginger snaps. I've tried some other GF cookies and they were extremely crumbly, tasty though if you like crumbs. I will look for these.

partialemptynester said...

OMgoodness, ginger snaps do make an absolutely divine crust...mmmMmmm! You crack me up, opening them up on the way home, then admitting it, I love it!!! As far as Daylight Saving Time...never understood it myself, either!

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