Consider this a brief lemon theme between these cookies and a recent review of a candle. But on my most recent shopping trip, there were a few new items hiding in the fresh bread and desserts aisle. In my local store, that happens to be right when I walk in. So grabbed both and hoped for the best. The other variety is a brownie cookie, but that will have to wait for a different review.
Now, right off the bat, I'll tell you these are more expensive than a lot of boxed cookies. These are $4.29 for the four cookie sandwiches that you see in the bag. However, these are huge. How big? About the size of my palm.
That wasn't the only thing that struck me either. Each cookie sandwich is technically 2 servings. So you've been warned.
Now the cashier told me that she had sampled them earlier in the weekend. They do arrive at the stores frozen. So the staff had gotten to try some fresh and chilled cookies. She told me she liked the brownie ones better.
So, I figured I would set the bar low and start with these. And honestly, they weren't bad if you like a certain type of cookie.
This cookie is not for you if you like a crisp crunch of a cookie. You'll also be disappointed in this if you are expecting an in-your-face lemon flavor.
It's not here. If you like either one of those cookies then pick up Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins which are a boxed variety instead. Those were crisp and very lemony.
These are chewy, thick cookies. They are on the soft side. But I found half a cookie to be satisfying.
My husband on the other hand did not find one satisfying. I wrapped up the other three and they vanished in a day. He even commented, "You haven't made these in a while."
"I didn't make these."
"Oh, they're just like the ones you used to make." I'll take the compliment when I get them.
Regardless, they are good. Not a must-try item, but if you have a sweet tooth they are a good one to try. My husband approves of these, I was wishing for a bit more lemon flavor and a much smaller cookie (not words that come out of my mouth often). Otherwise, despite the slightly pricey cost per cookie, they weren't bad.
I enjoyed the one I had.
Would I buy this again? I liked them, but my husband polished off everyone in the bag. They were a hit with him.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bag of Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies:
Calories and ingredients
With a bite removed from one cookie sandwich:
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Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies are new and vegan
Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies are new vegan cookies in the fresh bakery and bread aisle.
- It was a tasty cookie that you wouldn't know is vegan without looking at the bag
- If you are a soft cookie fan you'll love these.
- One cookie is huge. For once I was wishing these were a bit smaller
- Crisp cookie lovers will need to find a different cookie
- Palm oil is used here
- A bit more expensive than some varieties of cookie
- No as lemony as I was hoping for
This is a nice lunchbox item for sure. Vegan and nut free! It's rare to find a nut free cookie packaging. I could see this being used in ice cream or even garnish lemon meringue pies.
Hey Alek! I agree. I'm always hesitant to name something nut free without it being listed on the ingredients. Some products mention it some don't. It's very confusing. Thanks again for stopping by!
And they’re vegan!!!!! Yaaaaayyy!! I’m on the lookout for the brownie ones- also vegan! So lame that one cookie is two servings, why not just list info per cookie??
Considering a big vegan cookie from my favorite coffee shop is $3 the cost for these sounds downright reasonable if they’re as good as your husband thinks they are
Hey Ttrockwood! They do mention per cookie, but these are really big cookies. It's rare for me to say I struggled to eat just one, but they are that big and that filling. Can't wait to hear if you try these!
For $1.07 per cookie that is a big deal. Vegan and nut free too! WOW! Perfect for dessert trays and can serve with the allergen free snickerdoodles too if nobody doesn't have wheat allergen.
Kathleen Jones says
I just happened to see these at TJ's yesterday and as I love anything lemon, I grabbed them. I didn't even realize they were vegan. I absolutely loved them! I ate a whole one straight off the bat. They were delish. They could be more lemony but the flavor is definitely there. I'm already trying to figure out how I can replicate them in my own kitchen. The cookies themselves were almost too firm - could've been a little more tender. But I would not hesitate to buy them again.
Hey Kathleen! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this!