Sweet Loren's Cookies Are Made With Ingredients So Clean You Can Eat the Raw Dough

For me, the allure of raw cookie dough can sometimes be too strong to resist.

know that raw eggs, and even raw flour, pose a salmonella risk, but when you're baking cookies, sometimes the raw stuff tastes even better than the finished product. These days, lots of brands make raw cookie dough, too—but most of them can't actually be baked into tasty cookies. Sweet Loren's, however, is the best of both worlds.

The brand specializes in plant-based edible cookie doughs, as well as pre-cut cookie dough for baking, and as soon as I heard about them, I knew I had to give them a try. Curious? Keep reading to discover more about the brand and find out how their offerings really taste.

The Brand

Sweet Loren's is a brand that's all about clean cookie dough. All of their products are plant-based, meaning they contain no eggs or dairy. They also use heat-treated, gluten-free flours, so that all of their cookie dough is always safe to eat. They make three flavors of edible cookie dough that come in tubs, but perhaps more interesting are their pre-cut cookie dough rounds, which can be enjoyed either raw or baked.

These pre-cooked cookies sell in a case of six, each containing a dozen cookies (or 72 cookies), for $45.



The Flavors


I decided to start my journey with Sweet Loren's testing out their Sugar Cookie Dough flavor, and, of course, had to have my first taste of the brand raw. It was a nice preview of what I was in for with the baked cookies. Though the gluten-free flour did have a slightly grainy texture, the dough more than made up for that with the lovely sugar and vanilla flavor. Then it was time to get baking.

One thing I love about pre-cut cookie dough is that you can make just a few cookies at a time in the toaster oven. I love to bake cookies for the minimum time stated on the package, so they're still super soft when they come out. I did just that, taking them out the second the timer went off and allowing them to cool and set for about five minutes before taking my first bite. The resulting cookie with gooey, delicious and perfectly flavored with real cane sugar. Again, the texture did have a bit of grit to it, but I didn't mind that at all. The fact that the cookies tasted that good with no eggs, butter or gluten was incredibly impressive, and I very much looked forward to trying the next flavor.

Sweet Loren's Sugar Cookies

(via Sweet Loren's)


Fudgy Brownie

Next, it was time to whip up some Fudgy Brownie cookies. Raw, this one had a hint of salt and all of the chocolatey flavor I could have wanted, complete with nice big chocolate chunks. And baked, they were even better. Again, I baked them for the minimum time and gave them time to cool before eating, and they were rich, moist and delicious, with all of the taste and texture of a classic brownie. This time around, I didn't have any texture issues at all and believe me—these cookies just flew once my family got a hold of them.

Sweet Loren's Fudgy Brownie Cookie

(via Sweet Loren's)


Chocolate Chunk

Last, but certainly not least, were the Chocolate Chunk cookies. The raw bite tasted just like the standard raw cookie doughs I definitely shouldn't have been eating, which gave me high hopes for the final product, and all of them were met. Again, my baking technique yielded delicious results with soft, moist cookies, and while a tiny bit of that grit was back for this cookie, the big chocolate chunks and delicious flavor of the cookie itself made me hardly notice them. There's something quite tempting about a classic chocolate chip cookie, and this one ticks all of the boxes, even with many of the traditional ingredients missing.  

Sweet Loren's Chocolate Chunk Chookies

(via Sweet Loren's)


Bottom Line

Sweet Loren's cookies are a delicious alternative to the classics, and I think that in a blind taste test, the average person would have no clue that these are missing eggs, butter and wheat flour. They get the flavors just right, and the fact that you can decide to eat them raw if you feel like it, without risking your health, is another huge benefit. They are on the pricey side, compared to the pre-cut cookie doughs you might find at the store, but if you're vegan, gluten-free or simply looking for a healthier alternative to what's widely available, these are well worth the markup.


Looking for something not-so-healthy to sate your cookie appetite? Click HERE to read our review of CurlyTop Baker, a shop that makes cookies with bacon, Hot Cheetos and more.