I still remember the first time I tried Enjoy Life Soft Cookies. He was almost 20 years since. Back in those days, finding dairy-free snacks was more than difficult, and allergy awareness was virtually unheard of. I was so excited, but a little worried, when I found a box of their classic Snickerdoodles in my local store. No dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts or soy – how good could they really be? I didn’t know it would be love at first sight. The warm taste and particularly smooth and chewy texture was instantly satisfying.
I urged my picky husband to give them a try, and he quickly got hooked. In fact, he suggested that we serve them at a gathering, when I didn’t have time to cook. They were a huge success, as evidenced by the demolished plaque and several “where can I buy these” inquiries. Since then, Enjoy Life Soft Cookies have become one of my go-to snacks and desserts. And this weekend, I’m celebrating that two-decade long story with a little flair.
This article is sponsored by Enjoy the foods of life, but all honest opinions and ideas are my own. And yes, I have really been buying their cookies for so long!
These easy, allergenic frosted cookies are better than cupcakes!
As mentioned, Enjoy Life Baked Cookies are rewarding treats on their own. But they’re also extremely versatile and easy to “dress up” for special occasions. One of my favorite ways to ‘cheat’ around the house is with Enjoy Life baked cookies, frosting and sprinkles.
Due to their tender texture, these simple desserts are also a great alternative to cupcakes. (Tip: you can take some for the holidays when you need a “safe” dessert). To make them, simply grab your favorite dairy-free frosting at the store (yes, there are plenty!) Or make your own quickly.
Easy, non-allergenic homemade icing: In a mixing bowl, beat 1 cup of non-dairy butter sticks or organic palm shortening with ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add 1¾ to 2 cups caster sugar (to taste) and beat over low heat until incorporated. Stir in ½ to 2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk substitute, as needed, to achieve desired consistency.
Then decorate the cookies with antiallergic sprinkles suitable for the occasion. For Memorial Day, 4e July and Labor Day, we keep red, white and blue glitter on hand. For other events, like birthdays, baby showers or even the game, you can match the colors to the occasion.
Create your own dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches
All summer long we love to make dairy free ice cream sandwiches! Simply choose your favorite dairy free ice cream or offer a selection. Once the frozen dessert is slightly softened, place a spoon in the bottom of a soft Enjoy Life cookie. Top with a second cookie and gently press together, just a little. You can devour the ice cream sandwiches as is or prepare bowls of allergy-free sprinkles, cocoa beans and Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips for rolling up exposed ice cream.
If the ice cream gets too soft and messy, just place these little dessert sandwiches in the freezer for about 30 minutes. They also freeze very well for longer storage. Simply wrap the sandwiches individually and place them in the freezer for up to two months (for fresher results).
I love to contrast chocolate and vanilla with ice cream sandwiches, so I usually go for the Double Chocolate Brownie Where Chocolate Chip Enjoy Life’s Sweet Baked Cookies. But the Snickerdoodle and Gingerbread spice works well too.
Enjoy life baked cookies are also snack-worthy
While I don’t generally classify cookies as a snack, Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies do contain only 3 to 4 grams of added sugar per cookie, and are made with a mixture of brown rice flour, sorghum and buckwheat. Yes, as mentioned, they are naturally gluten free. In fact, they are made in Enjoy Life’s best allergen-free establishment. Each piece is free from dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. They are also coconut-free, sesame-free, and vegan.
You can buy Enjoy Life Mini Soft Biscuits in snack packs. They enter Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate Brownie, and are great for breakfast and on the go. I even took them on a hike! But for days at the beach, picnics, and backyard barbecues, we bring the full-size cookie tins. Usually I pack a selection because they are so popular.
Where to buy Enjoy Life soft cookies
These snack candies are well distributed in stores across North America. I have found them in health food stores, conventional grocery stores, and even drugstores. You can check the store locator for a store closest to you. They are also available on Amazon. But I like to order them online, straight from the source.
You can buy all varieties of Enjoylifefoods.com. They offer FREE DELIVERY on orders over $ 49 in the continental US and 15% off subscription orders.