Nut Just a Cookie was created as a healthy and delicious alternative for those seeking something beyond the avalanche of sugar- and dairy-laden cookies looming on supermarket shelves. Our products offer a less sweet (or completely sugar-free), gluten-free, soy-free, vegan option made with organic and sustainable ingredients. We take pride in supporting local growers and strive to make our products and packaging as environmentally-friendly as possible.
The kitchen has always been a big part of my life. As a young girl, I loved to work with my great-uncle who ran a family bakery. We spent many happy days together mixing ingredients and producing wonderful baked goods. As a teenager, I took the time to write down his recipes and still use many of these family treasures today.
I have always enjoyed hosting gatherings of friends and family. I remember an evening in 2008 when a friend noticed a framed sign in my living room which reads “Life is Short – Eat Cookies!” and lamented that she couldn’t even find one that she could eat! The conversation turned to the lack of healthy, good tasting cookies available to consumers who suffered from food allergies such as gluten or dairy intolerance. I thought about my friend’s dilemma and set out to create a cookie that was not too sweet, gluten-free, vegan and casein-free, didn’t contain soy products, but still tasted great and used the best ingredients available. My goal was to develop cookies that are satisfying and healthy at the same time. After testing many variations on family and friends, I created a series of pistachio and almond bite-sized cookies, and it brings me great joy to share them with you today.
Nut Just a Cookie products are baked on unbleached parchment paper using organic brown rice flour, tapioca flour and organic nuts. The cookies are available in two flavors, almond or pistachio, each in four varieties: regular; chocolate-dipped; sugar-free; and sugar-free chocolate-dipped (using sugar-free chocolate too). Pistachios and almonds are the nuts of choice as they contain many nutritional benefits. All the cookies are handmade, not mass-produced. They can be enjoyed anytime as a simple snack or with coffee or tea. They make a great light end to a meal, or a fun way to start the day crumbled on yogurt. They are the perfect choice for those seeking a healthier snack and for those with specific dietary restrictions. Life is short – eat cookies!
Founder and baker