Maxine’s Heavenly Cookies

Homestyle Treats Without The Guilt
a plate of crispy pumpkin-pecan cookies

Sometimes you just want a cookie.

There’s something about this portable treat that satisfies you no matter what your age. 

My latest favorite is Maxine’s Heavenly. Of all the gluten-free cookie brands I’ve tried, they come the closest to homemade for me. This comes as no surprise. The company’s cookies are based on one of the founder’s mother Maxine’s original recipes, but the ingredients have been updated to reflect the modern desire for healthier options.

I’ve tried four varieties of Maxine’s Heavenly. Two were super-soft and moist: seasonally offered Pumpkin Pecan Spice and Chocolate Chocolate Chunk. Two were crispy: Cinnamon Speculoos Crunch and Chocolate Chip.

I liked them all. Each flavor was wholesome and satisfying. But my favorite was the Cinnamon Speculoos Crunch. You can really taste the cinnamon, and the cookies were satisfyingly crunchy with a distinctive snap.

Everyone can enjoy these flavorful oat-based cookies. They’re certified gluten free, low-glycemic, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO. Just sweet enough, these cookies use organic coconut nectar and coconut sugar in place of white sugar. These natural sweeteners add a caramel flavor that’s similar to but healthier than brown sugar. The soft variety of cookies also includes dates, which add richness, moistness, and flavor. 

The Cinnamon Speculoos Crunch Cookies, along with the Chocolate Chip variety, are packaged in individually wrapped take-with-you pouches that contain two cookies—the perfect amount for a snack. Some of the other flavors are packaged in grab-and-go packs as well.

Maxine’s Heavenly offers plenty of traditional and modern varieties to try. Consider: Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle, Walnut Banana Bread, and Almond Chocolate Chunk.

There are two other seasonal flavors besides the Pumpkin Pecan Spice: Gingerbread and Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane (which I will definitely have to try!).

Individual boxes are $6.99. Bundles of four are available for $29.99 with reduced shipping rates.


Lisa Fabian

Contributing Editor

Lisa Fabian is an award-winning freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She's enjoyed covering topics as diverse as arts and crafts, boating, food, and health and wellness.