Updated 12/5/11 – 7:46 am – Congratulation To Cindy and Meghan – You’ve won the giveaway! Be sure to check your e-mails.
Updated 12/5/11 – 5:00 am Giveaway has ended – winners will be announced and contacted via e-mail on 12/5/2011! Thank you to all who entered – don’t forget to enter the other two giveaways going on right now! Best of luck to all who enter those too.
Have you heard of these cookies yet? If not, let me introduce you to some extremely delicious little treats from Dolcetti Cookies (find them on Facebook!) that are made from ground nuts and free from: wheat, gluten, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, oils, artificial ingredients, soy products, and trans fats! I fell in love with Dolcetti cookies from the first bite. Absolutely delicious – especially if you are like myself and love nuts. If I had to pick one of the five flavors as being my favorite…it would probably be the macadamia and coconut Dolcetti’s. You can taste the little hit of lime zest in them. Yum!
I thought these would go great with a cup of tea so the other night I made a cup of vanilla tea and had two cookies to go along with it. (the serving size is two cookies, but I’m going to admit that it is extremely hard to just eat two of these. I could probably eat the whole bag.) This little tea and cookie snack made me think of my Grandma Lu, she always has a cup of tea at night with something “sweet”, which usually means a cookie of some sort. I think these would be a perfect gift for her (and she’s not even gluten-free).
These cookies are inspired by an old Italian recipe, and instead of using flours the creators of Dolcetti instead used finely ground nuts. Here is a little blurb from their website:
We have come up with our own method of milling nuts without heating them, to obtain a smooth and nutritious dough. Our process does not require any added oils or fats. In fact, Dolcetti are completely flourless and dairy free. We believe in creating cookies with a very short list of ingredients, and the best part is that you will recognize them all. Finally, Dolcetti do NOT contain any:
WHEAT – GLUTEN – DAIRY – CHOLESTEROL – PRESERVATIVES – OILS
ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS – SOY PRODUCTS – TRANS FATS
We use only the finest quality ingredients and our cookies are baked daily.
These delicious soft baked nut cookies come in five delicious flavors:
Almond Dolcetti: A soft and light cookie with delicate almond flavor, accented with fresh grated orange zest… A fan favorite
Ingredients: Blanched California almonds, evaporated cane juice, fresh egg whites, pure almond extract, fresh grated orange zest, aluminum-free baking powder
Ingredients: Roasted California pistachios, almonds, evaporated cane juice, fresh egg whites, honey, fresh orange zest, aluminum-free baking powder
Ingredients: Roasted macadamias, almonds, evaporated cane juice, shredded coconut, fresh egg whites, honey, fresh lime zest, aluminum-free baking powder
Ingredients: Roasted hazelnuts, almonds, evaporated cane juice, fresh egg whites, 63% dark chocolate (cocoa, caner sugar, cocoa butter), honey, aluminum-free baking powder
Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, almonds, evaporated cane juice, fresh egg whites, honey, aluminum free baking powder, sea salt
- The Walnut Creek Farmers Market, Walnut Creek, CA. (Every Sunday 9am – 1pm)
- Wine Thieves, 2926 Domingo Ave Berkeley CA. Visit their website.
- That Takes The Cake, 2271 Union st San Francisco CA. Visit their website.
- The Food Mill since 1933, 3033 MacArthur Blvd Oakland CA. Visit their website.
Or you can order online at: www.dolcetticookies.com – minimum 3 bags, and you can use any combination of flavors to meet that three bag minimum!
Daniele – the owner of Dolcetti Cookies has kindly offered a giveaway for two of my readers! See below for how to enter. Contest ends on December 4th, 2011 at midnight. Two winners will be drawn using random.org and cookies will be shipped directly from Daniele at Dolcetti Cookies. Giveaway is open to all who are residing in the contiguous United States.
1) Visit Dolcetti Cookies and leave a comment saying which cookie(s) you would like to try most (Mandatory)
2) Like Dolcetti Cookies on Facebook – then come back here and leave a comment saying you did so
3) Like Creative Cooking Gluten Free on Facebook – then come back here and leave a comment saying you did so – if you already Like CCGF leave a comment saying so.
4) Follow Creative Cooking Gluten Free on Twitter – then come back here and leave a comment saying you did so – if you already follow CCGF leave a comment saying so.
Thank you Daniele for the delicious cookies and for sponsoring this giveaway!
(All photos courtesy of Dolcetti Cookies www.dolcetticookies.com)