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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trader Joe's Allergy Free Snickerdoodles


Our Fifth House: Trader Joe's Allergy Free Snickerdoodles

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!  

Allergy Free Snickerdoodles

No gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or soy  - cookies

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.

Allergy Free Cookie Treat Bag Tags


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.

Trader Joe's Snickerdoodles Bag Toppers



















Once printed, the sheet will look like this.

Snickerdoodles Treat Bag Toppers

(*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.

Allergy Free Snickerdoodles

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?

16 comments:

  1. Those bags are super cute! We haven't tried Trader Joe's yet and we aren't paleo eaters. That doesn't mean I don't cook for my family every night and that we don't still try to eat healthy. I've been seeing the paleo diet everywhere lately though and am starting to think we should try it. Thanks for the post. Going to look up Trader Joe's now.

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  2. Thanks for the heads up! My daughter and I are both GF, but she cannot have eggs either. I will see if I can find a box to take with me this weekend as I am flying out to see her at school.

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  3. These are so awesome! I'm gluten free - but it's becoming a lot easier to find gluten free options.

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  4. Gosh, you're just amazing. Wish I had all the equipment to do something like this. Someday!!

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  5. This is awesome! My sister in law has Celiac disease, is lactose intolerant and is allergic to nuts, so these would be great to have around for the holidays!

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  6. Wow! I am going to have to check these out! My son is allergic to dairy, egg, and peanut, and I'm always looking for treats to share with his entire class (no homemade items at our school). I love your thoughtfulness in including the actual box information so that allergic children's parents can read it for themselves :) I must say though, that for many/most parents of children with allergies, we could never in good conscience allow our children to eat food opened and packaged in someone else's home. If even the smallest bit of allergen was on hands, bags, or anything else that the food or packaging contacted in your home, it could prove fatal to the allergic child. I can see from the packaging you included that there is no information on the Trader Joe's label regarding the place manufactured or shared equipment. As many of Trader Joe's foods are made in places with the common 8 allergens, I would always contact them first to ensure that they are made in a dedicated facility and on dedicated equipment. Unfortunately, companies are not required to include that information (although Trader Joe's often does). This is a great post with the holidays approaching!

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    1. Yes, very true depending on the severity of the child's allergy some parents might still be unsure. Shared equipment doesn't seem to affect my kids, but I know many kids allergies are very sensitive to that.

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  7. Ugh we don't have a trader joe's close to us. I wish!
    And I'm so obsessed with Snickerdoodles.

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    1. We just got one last summer - so I know how you feel believe me! Fingers crossed you get one =)

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  8. I am a mama of kids with allergies and just want to thank you for being so thoughtful!! You really went above and beyond to make those kids feel safe, special, and normal and that's wonderful! I'll have to try these cookies we haven't had them yet!

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  9. I'm nursing and currently dairy and egg free (and trying to limit soy as much as possible). I've looked around Trader Joe's but have not seen these!! Thank you for posting!

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    1. Ask an employee where they stock them. They're not seasonal but they are almost never in the same spot. I don't know why they get moved around so much!

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  10. gotta love Traders Joe's! You are a great mom! :)

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  11. This is a great find. It is so hard to find snacks or treats for classroom parties, etc that are allergy free. Thanks!

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