Cookies are my favorite desert. Whenever I see someone taking an interesting take on it or challenging what a cookie is and how it is made, I’m totally intrigued. We’ve touched on this briefly when discussing Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies and we’re going to speak about it again in relationship to EatMe Cookies, a feel good LA cookie company that is somehow making cookies without oil, eggs, gluten, etc., etc., etc. I literally have no idea how they are cookies…but they are!
The cookies come from actress Bergen Williams and have been around for about two years or so. As mentioned, they’re made from all sorts of natural things that are not “weird stuff” as their descriptions say. We grabbed two cookies: the Chocolate Chip Cookie and the Sarah Brown. The Chocolate Chip is pretty good and looks just like a “normal” chocolate chip cookie. The taste? It’s like a “normal” chocolate chip cookie that has been a little deflated. Admittedly it is not “the best cookie ever” but it does have a striking resemblance of what an eggy, oily, non-vegan cookie would be. Given the circumstance, they are good.
The Sarah Brown is a gluten free chocolate chip cookie, which we had no idea of. We were anticipating it being like a Heath cookie or something but it was just the same thing…but more extreme. The cookie is named after Bergen’s General Hospital co-star and fellow vegan/gluten free supporter Sarah Brown. This is a very interesting cookie. It is super earthy and the flavor is kind of very not “chocolate chip.” It’s a little nutty–almost like peanut butter–which seems to be a common thing for ____-free cookies. You cannot really compare the two because the regular one is so much more favorable to taste. But for gluten free folks? This could be a hit.
There are a lot more EatMe Cookies, including a brownie cookie and an oatmeal cranberry cookie. We picked these up at Erewhon on Beverly and, apparently, Bergen sells her bites at the Melrose Place farmers market. For more on the cookies (and to keep up with Bergen), check out her Facebook.