Craving Cookies? Try These Healthier Store-Bought Brands

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As self-proclaimed professional snackers, there are few things that excite us more than a fresh package of Oreos or some good ol’ Chips Ahoy. That being said, store-bought cookies are often highly processed and full of artificial colors and flavors. Don’t get us wrong, there’s a time and a place for these classic treats, but for more frequent snacking, we prefer to go for less processed options when possible.

Fortunately, there are now plenty of healthier cookie brands available to choose from, and many even offer vegan and gluten-free options. If you love cookies as much as we do, here are a few we suggest adding to your snack cabinet.


Oreos have finally met their sugar-free match with these keto-friendly, high-protein chocolate sandwich cookies. They’re sweetened with monk fruit, which means no artificial aftertaste, and because they’re made with almond flour, they’re also naturally gluten-free.


Food allergy sufferers, rejoice — there’s finally a cookie available free of the top 9 most common food allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, and soy. They’re also vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO, but you’d never guess from how great they taste. Partake’s most popular flavor is chocolate chip, though we’re partial to the Birthday Cake variety.

Simple Mills

Remember those little bags of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies we used to get at birthday parties and in the cafeteria? Simple Mills Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies taste just like those, but better. They’re made with almond flour, so they’re safe for those with gluten intolerance and are sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar.