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    The Cookie Department, Fully Functional and Keto Cookies

    Looking for the Best Tasting Keto Desserts? Try a Cookie!

    Looking for the Best Tasting Keto Desserts? Try a Cookie!

    Ask anyone on the keto diet about their biggest food related challenges and odds are you’ll be told it’s really hard to find tasty keto desserts with clean ingredients. Thats where The Cookie Department comes in!

    Gluten Free Keto Desserts With Clean Ingredients 

    That Are Actually Delicious!

    What many are calling the best tasting keto desserts on the market, our cookies are large, soft baked, and macro friendly contains only 1g of sugar and never more than 4 net carbs per whole cookie. Made with functional wholesome ingredients they do more than just taste great; they’re beneficial to the body too!

    We use keto friendly non-GMO ingredients like almond flour, Lakanto monk fruit sweetener, grass-fed unsalted butter, whole eggs, and prebiotic fiber to achieve the idyllic 3:1 keto ratio. Made with no artificial ingredients they’re low glycemic and certified gluten free, so they’re safe for diabetics and those with gluten sensitivity. 

    We have three incredible flavors available – Cake WalkMint Condition and Champion Chip

    With these cookies in your pantry, your journey to getting your body in mint condition on keto will be a cake walk.

     

    Are You Serving Certified Gluten-Free Foods This Holiday?

    Are You Serving Certified Gluten-Free Foods This Holiday?

    Gluten sensitivity is something that a lot of families have to keep in mind when hosting their holiday get-togethers. In fact, it is estimated that there are 18 million people in the United States suffering from non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That’s six-times the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease.

    Therefore, the odds are very good that one or more people in your family can only eat certified gluten free foods. Are you prepared to meet their dietary needs this holiday season?

    Certified Gluten Free Products for Your Holiday Table

    When you’re planning your holiday feast this year, make sure you consider those suffering from gluten sensitivity by including certified gluten free products in your menu. Here’s a list of some foods you can include on your table:

    Gluten Free Whole Grains

    • Quinoa
    • Brown or wild rice
    • Buckwheat
    • Sorghum
    • Tapioca
    • Millet
    • Amaranth
    • Teff
    • Arrowroot
    • Oats

    Fruits and Vegetables

    • Citrus fruits
    • Bananas
    • Apples
    • Berries
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower and broccoli)
    • Greens (spinach, kale and Swiss chard)
    • Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn and squash)
    • Bell peppers
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Green beans

    Gluten-Free Proteins

    • Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts)
    • Nuts and seeds
    • Red meat (fresh beef, pork, lamb, bison)
    • Poultry (fresh chicken, turkey)
    • Seafood (fresh fish, scallops, shellfish)
    • Traditional soy foods (tofu, tempeh, edamame)

    Gluten-Free Dairy Products

    • Milk
    • Butter and ghee
    • Cheese
    • Cream
    • Cottage cheese
    • Sour cream
    • Yogurt

    Gluten-Free Beverages

    • Water
    • 100% fruit juice
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Some alcoholic beverages, including wine, hard ciders and beers made from gluten-free grains, such as buckwheat or sorghum
    • Soda
    • Sports and energy drinks
    • Lemonade

    Finding Certified Gluten Free Dessert Options for the Holidays

    While there are plenty of whole foods that are certified gluten free, it can be more challenging to find desserts that won’t affect your gluten-sensitive guests. Luckily, if you’re looking for certified gluten free foods in Los Angeles, you have an abundance of choices. Los Angeles is one of the cities at the forefront of helping those with gluten sensitivity enjoy everything they used to love, like premium, fresh-baked cookies.

    At The Cookie Department, we offer a line of decadent and delicious certified gluten free cookies that all your guests can enjoy, even those on the keto diet or those with diabetes. Our new cookies make for the perfect holiday dessert option because everyone in your family can enjoy them.

    Stock Up on Functional Cookies for the Holiday!

    The Cookie Department’s certified gluten free products in Los Angeles are made from only the finest wholesome ingredients. Our recipes feature fully functional ingredients that actually do good for the body and no artificial ingredients. In addition to being a certified gluten free food, they’re also 3:1 keto, macro-friendly and low glycemic. So, for gluten free keto desserts in Los Angeles, look no further than The Cookie Department.

    This holiday season set a table that everyone in your family can enjoy dining at. Include certified gluten free foods, products and (most importantly) desserts and everyone will enjoy a healthier and happier holiday!

     

     

    On Keto? Celebrate with Keto Birthday Cake Cookies!

    On Keto? Celebrate with Keto Birthday Cake Cookies!

    Being on the keto diet means you have to sacrifice some of the things you used to love to eat. Most of the time, the sacrifice is easy because keto makes you feel so good. But there are times when you could be tempted or feel like you’re missing out.

    One such time is when you’re celebrating a birthday. When you’re on keto, you just can’t indulge in deliciously sweet birthday cake because a single taste will throw your body out of ketosis. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the day with a delicious dessert. Instead of having a piece of cake, dive into one of The Cookie Department’s keto birthday cake cookies!

    Staying on Keto is a Cake Walk with These Cookies

    The Cookie Department’s keto birthday cookies are called Cake Walk for a reason – they help make sticking to your eating plan a cake walk. These cookies are 3:1 keto, macro friendly and certified gluten free, and best of all, they taste just like the birthday cake you love. Our cookies are big, chewy and utterly delicious and fully satisfying. They’re also low glycemic, so they’re a great dessert option for those diagnosed with diabetes, too.  

    Our cookies are made using keto friendly non-GMO ingredients like almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, grass-fed unsalted butter, whole eggs, and prebiotic fiber. We use fully functional ingredients that benefit the body in several different ways. Our cookies feature no artificial ingredients and no palm oil, so you can enjoy guilt-free snacking whenever you get a craving.

    Find Keto Birthday Cake Cookies in Los Angeles and Online

    The Cookie Department’s certified gluten free keto birthday cake cookies are available throughout the Los Angeles area in select stores and everywhere else online. Don’t let being on keto stop you from enjoying another birthday without celebrating with a tasty dessert. Thanks to The Cookie Department, you won’t have to!

    The Cookie Department has the great-tasting premium cookies you’ve been missing ever since you started the keto diet. Order our Cake Walk cookies today and have them on hand anytime you get a craving for birthday cake or a chewy, fresh-baked cookie. Every online order comes with free shipping. We also have discounts available through Instagram, when you buy more than one box, so stock up and get the cookies you love for less.

     

     

    Clean and "Fully Functional" ingredients

    Clean and "Fully Functional" ingredients

    What is the Difference Between “Healthy” and “Healthier?”

    At The Cookie Department, we often get asked – are your cookies healthy? So, we wanted to answer this question in today’s blog post.

    At the end of the day, our soft-baked cookies are just that, cookies. But what sets our cookies apart from the fold is that we use clean and functional ingredients that are known to benefit the body. For example, while we use brown sugar in our recipes, we also use date paste to help increase the sweet factor without relying solely on sugar.

    Our cookies are soft and chewy and completely decadent, so they can’t realistically be considered “healthy,” but if you’re craving the satisfying taste of a delicious cookie, we can say that our cookies are certainly healthier than the competition. It all comes down to the ingredients we use and here’s why.

    Comparing Our Chocolate Chip Nookie Cookie

    Our Chocolate Chip Nookie Cookie is one of our most popular flavors. And why not? Everybody loves a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie that’s loaded with chocolate chips, right? But let’s compare our recipe with a leading manufacturer of chocolate chip cookies.

    Leading Brand Ingredients: Unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate {vitamin b1}, riboflavin {vitamin b2}, folic acid), semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin), sugar, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated cotton seed oil, high fructose corn syrup, leavening ( baking soda and /or ammonium phosphate), salt, whey (from milk ), natural and artificial flavor, caramel color.

    Chocolate Chip Nookie Ingredients: Wheat flour, Enriched (wheat flour, malted, niacin, reduced iron, riboflavin, folic acid), semisweet chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin), brown sugar, high oleic sunflower oil, algae butter, butter (cream, salt), water, date paste, evaporated cane sugar, invert sugar (dextrose, fructose), moisturlok (made from fruit juice and grain), eggs, maca powder, vanilla, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder.

    As you can see, there are some similar base ingredients in both cookies. But each cookie has several ingredients that the other does not.

    The leading brand uses standard soybean oil, while The Cookie Department uses high oleic sunflower oil, which is a fat that is recognized as being equally as healthy as the fat in avocados. High oleic sunflower oil promotes healthy cholesterol levels and helps lower your risk of coronary heart disease.

    The leading brand also uses high fructose corn syrup in its recipe, and there is a long list of potential health issues stemming from its use. The Cookie Department doesn’t use high fructose corn syrup. Instead, we sweeten our cookies with brown sugar, date paste, and evaporated cane sugar.

    Our cookies also feature algae butter and maca powder, which the leading brand does not. Algae butter not only produces better baked goods, it has 50% less saturated fat compared to butter. Because algae butter is plant-based, it is also a cleaner option and the most sustainable fat source in the world. Meanwhile, maca powder delivers a host of health-improving benefits. It boosts energy and endurance, eases anxiety and depression, reduces blood pressure, fights free radicals, improves learning and memory, and more.

    Choose the Cookie that Works for You

    When you’re in the mood for a cookie, isn’t it better to choose a cookie that can satisfy your cravings while providing your body with clean, functional ingredients instead of ingredients that are known to be harmful to your health?

    At The Cookie Department, we can’t outright say that our cookies are “healthy” for you to eat. But they are the “healthier” option when you compare them against every other cookie on the market. Try one of our delicious soft baked cookies and taste the difference clean ingredients make. Place your order today and we’re confident you’ll keep coming back for more! 

    Use coupon code HEALTHIER15 and enjoy 15% off your next order at https://thecookiedepartment.com/collections/cookies

    What Makes Our Cookies Functional?

    What Makes Our Cookies Functional?

    What is a Fully Functional Cookie?

    If you were asked to think of one or two snacks that have the potential to be good for you, odds are cookies wouldn’t cross your mind! But at The Cookie Department, we have made the impossible possible BY creating a whole line of Fully Functional cookies! But what does the term “Fully Functional” mean?

    It boils down to the functional ingredients we use in our recipes which are known for their unique health-promoting properties. So our decadent soft-baked, melt- in- your- mouth cookies are loaded with beneficial ingredients! 

    Here is a list of some of the ingredients that make our cookies not only delicious, but Fully Functional as well.

    About Our Ingredients


    Fair Trade Coffee Beans

    At The Cookie Department, we are all about using ingredients that are good for the body and good for the planet. This is why we use only fair trade coffee beans in our recipes. Fair trade coffee supports environmental sustainability and the local communities and farmers that harvest the beans. It also tastes better and is better for your health. This coffee is grown slowly in rich, nutrient-dense soil and without fertilizers or pesticides. The nutrients in the soil are absorbed by the beans and forwarded to you.


    rBST-Free Whey Protein

    Our cookies are made with rBST-Free Whey Protein. This classification means that the whey protein is grown organically, using ethically treated cow’s milk sources. The milk used in our recipes comes from cows that have not been injected with bovine somatotropin, so you never have to worry about involuntarily ingesting artificial growth hormones with our cookies.


    Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne pepper contains an ingredient called capsaicin, which is not only responsible for the pepper’s heat, but also its medicinal properties. Cayenne pepper provides plenty of health benefits. It has been shown to accelerate the metabolism, reduce hunger, lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, relieve pain, reduce cancer risks, improve psoriasis, and more.


    Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes help keep our cookies moist, but that’s not the only reason we include them in our recipes. They are also high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. For example, sweet potatoes are naturally high in Vitamin A, which is an important vitamin for protecting against lung cancer. They’re also high in antioxidants that can improve eye health and have been shown to help manage type 2 diabetes.


    Oats

    Oats make our cookies super-satisfying because they are an excellent source of fiber and protein, but besides that, they also bring a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to the table. Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. They can help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your blood sugar levels, and improve the growth of good bacteria in your gut.


    Maca Root

    Maca root is a Peruvian plant that has been used for thousands of years by the Peruvians for its ability to boost energy and endurance. Maca is also high in flavonoids, which have been known to help improve anxiety and depression. According to multiple studies, Maca root has even been shown to help reduce blood pressure, fight free radicals, improve skin health, reduce menopause symptoms, improve cognition, reduce erectile dysfunction, and improve fertility and libido.


    Dates

    Dates are nature’s sweetener. But in addition to their sweetness, they are also high in fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants and they contain minerals that benefit the body’s skeletal system. Dates are also known to be good for the brain, help with blood sugar management, and help ease late-term labor in pregnant women.


    High Oleic Sunflower Oil

    High oleic sunflower oil is pressed from sunflowers that have been specifically bred to be high in monounsaturated fat. This is the type of fat found in olives and avocados, so it is a functional fat that promotes good brain health and memory recall. High oleic sunflower oil has also been shown to help support healthy blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels.

    Get Fully Functional (and Utterly Delicious) Cookies from The Cookie Department

    Every facet of our business is designed around providing our customers with the best cookies they have ever had. We are committed to bringing you delicious cookies made using the finest and cleanest ingredients available. When you eat one of our cookies, you’re enjoying a cookie that is made from ingredients that complement your active lifestyle. Why not try our cookies out for yourself and place an order today?