If you’re looking to satisfy your gluten-free sweet tooth, LaLa’s Gourmet Cookies has got you covered. The shop not only offers a line of gluten-free cookies, but also features other gluten-free goodies such as brownies and cookie shot “glasses.”
Yes, I did say shot glasses. Edible shot glasses. Edible shot glasses made out of cookies. Edible shot glasses made out of cookies and lined with chocolate. No, I am not kidding. You can stuff them with ice cream and let the kiddies have a blast or serve them at a party filled with your favorite “adult” beverage. It’s your call. Be creative! 🙂
Now, let’s talk brownies. LaLa’s serves gluten-free brownies in plain or walnut. They are soft, moist, delicious and kid approved. Unfortunately, I was only able to enjoy a tiny sliver since my children devoured them in seconds, leaving nothing but crumbs in the box. I had to steal a piece from one of my daughter’s plates and was given the evil eye for that maneuver. Hey, I’m doing research here!
OK, so back to the cookies. In addition to traditional chocolate chip, LaLa’s can also make any of its wheat-based “candy bar” cookies in gluten-free form (as long as the candy is gluten-free). One of these awesome candy flavors is peanut butter cup chocolate chip which features Reese’s peanut butter cups. According to Hershey’s website, Reese’s peanut butter cups are gluten-free. Woohoo! Anyway, if you love peanut butter, this cookie is for you. A concoction made by topping a chocolate chip cookie with a layer of peanut butter followed by chocolate and then garnished with a peanut butter cup, this cookie will make your chocolate peanut butter dreams come true.
Oh, and then there’s this other really good gluten-free cookie. It’s called limoncello white chip. So, anyway, let’s move on…Wait, what? You want to hear more about the limoncello cookie? Oh, I have to confess…I would like to keep them all for myself! 🙂 These limoncello white chip cookies are so flavorful, you won’t be able to stop eating them. Seriously. A white chip cookie filled with lemon curd and topped with a limoncello drizzle. My cookie prayers have been answered!
If you’re having a party or need a gift idea, LaLa’s makes custom platters, which can include an assortment of cookies in gluten-free, non-gluten-free or both. Gluten-free cookies can be sealed individually to avoid cross-contamination in platters containing both types of cookies. LaLa’s also makes decorated cookie cakes as well as holiday-themed assortments, cookie bouquets and packaged cookie bites (in both gluten-free and non-gluten-free).
LaLa’s typically carries the gluten-free chocolate chip cookies on a regular basis, but the other tasty treats should be pre-ordered to ensure availability.
According to Owner Laura O’Prandy, she began offering gluten-free options in response to her sister’s gluten intolerance. But gluten-free isn’t the only accommodation her shop can make. In fact, chocolate chip cookies and cookie cakes can be made dairy-free or sugar-free as well.
If you are not gluten-free or are buying for friends and family that are not gluten-free, in addition to the delicious indulgences already mentioned, LaLa’s also offers homemade truffles, brownie bark and a drool-worthy confection called the brownie stuffed cookie shooter s’more.
To order cookies or find out about fundraising opportunities, contact the shop at 732-475-7991 or email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or better yet, pop in for a sweet treat! 🙂
LaLa’s Gourmet Cookies is located at 2050 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724.