I would love to say that we never eat processed food..........that we never eat anything that comes out of a box.............that we only eat fresh, whole food...........and that I cook every single meal at home.............and bake every treat we enjoy from scratch.
But I live in the real world.
And while, especially as a paleo momma, it's important to me to feed my family good nutritious food, I just don't always have the time to bake something special for every class party, bake sale or other special school or team sports function.
So the day that I found these allergy free snickerdoodles at Trader Joe's was a happy day indeed!
These aren't exactly paleo, but they are gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut, and soy free. And I don't have to bake them.............and they're pretty darn taste-y. My kids love them!
We don't stock these in our pantry; I only buy them occasionally for a treat. Most often I buy them for school parties when I don't have time to make something at home. I love that they address the allergy concerns of other kids in their classrooms. While my kids are gluten and dairy free, there are a number of kids in their class that are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. So bringing in these snickerdoodles for school parties works out so well. Every kid in the class can enjoy them, and no one has to feel left out.
For my daughter's fall party, I wanted to make treat bags for the kids to take home. But I know that a lot of parents with children that have allergies don't let their kids eat food when they're not sure of the ingredients.
So I cut the box up, and scanned the important ingredient info.
Once the file was uploaded to my computer I used PicMonkey to create a bag topper tag and then used Picasa to create a collage sheet with 4 tags per sheet. It sounds a lot more complicated than it actually was; it took me maybe 10 minutes. The good news for you is here it is. I'm pretty sure you can just copy the image below to your desktop and print it out if you want to.
Once printed, the sheet will look like this.
(*FYI -If you're printing a lot of these you will use up a good amount of red ink.)
Then you just cut them out and staple them on to the top of your basic treat bags. I bought these bags at Michael's. They always have a great selection of holiday treat bags.
The ingredient info is right there on the back so parents can feel safe allowing their children to eat these cookies.
I had a number of parents call me wanting to know where I found these cookies. Even the parents of kids who don't have allergies wanted to know where they came from - they're really quite taste-y little treats. And at $2.99 a box they're not too bad on the pocket book either.
Trader Joe's moves things around in their stores a lot, so if you don't find these cookies right away ask an employee. No, this wasn't a sponsored post. I'm just a big fan of Trader Joe's and wanted to let all my mom friends know about these cookies.
Are you TJ shopper? Have you tried these snickerdoodles?