I first found out about Tate's Bake Shop cookies when I was at Chatham Fish and Lobster in Chatham, MA this summer. I noticed they sell prepacked gluten-free Tate's cookies there, but I was skeptical about them and didn't buy any. I kept thinking about them after that and wondered if I was missing out on something potentially yummy. I've had some bad experiences with gluten-free cookies in my day and it's made me somewhat wary about trying anything new, mostly because the price tag of gluten-free cookies is usually upwards of $5.
At my local Fairway, they have a huge Tate's Bake Shop display and I randomly stopped to check it out and saw that they sold the gluten-free cookies there. I figured I'd bite the bullet and give it a try, and if they were terrible, then I could always give them to the dog. Now that I've tried Tate's gluten-free cookies, I'm hooked. The first thing you'll notice about their cookies is that they don't taste gluten-free, which sounds like I'm embellishing, but I'm not. They taste just like a normal cookie - thin, crunchy and buttery...very buttery (in a good way).
The BEST cookies, are the ones you eat as soon as you open the pack. I don't know what it is, but after they are opened, the next day they don't taste the same. They loose the crunch and the flavor is a little mellowed. That doesn't really stop me from devouring every last one, but it does make the experience a little less enjoyable the next day. On their website they DO recommend freezing the cookies after you open the package, but let's be real, who wants to wait for a cookie to defrost when you have an attack of the munchies?
You can buy Tate's Bake Shop Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip cookies on their website, and I've just discovered they sell gluten-free brownies too, which I'm going to have to try! Have you tried Tate's cookies before? Tell me what you think!