It’s no question that Trader Joe’s excels when it comes to snacks and other packaged foods. And Trader Joe’s cookies are no exception.
The Very Best Trader Joe’s Cookies
Trader Joe’s cookies are some of the most unique, delicious, and impressive packaged cookies that you can find. From Ginger Snaps to French Macarons to Cookie Butter Sandwiches, you’ll find something that you’ll love. Pick these cookies up next time you go to Trader Joe’s!
20. Gluten-Free Joe-Joe’s
Gluten-free that doesn’t taste gluten-free is always a win. These Joe-Joe’s taste like your favorite sandwich cookie, and if anything are even lighter and crispier than their traditional gluten-filled counterparts. These are a must for anyone who can’t have gluten, but will still be a great treat for anyone who loves Oreos.
19. Cinnamon Graham Crackers
You might be wondering why graham crackers made the list of best cookies, but these graham crackers are not like normal graham crackers. Normal cinnamon grahams from the store can be bland, soggy, and have a pathetically light dusting of cinnamon sugar on the outside. These Cinnamon Graham Crackers are crispy, sweet, extra cinnamon-y, and wonderfully decadent! Dip them in milk, eat them plain, or use them in s’mores.
18. Chocolate and Vanilla French Macarons
These macarons are tucked away in the freezer section, so you can always count on them being fresh. All you have to do is leave them out for a few hours to thaw and you instantly have access to delicious macarons that taste significantly better than shelf-stable packaged macarons. The texture is great, and the classic chocolate and vanilla flavors are perfection. These are ideal if you’re invited to a party or shower and don’t have time to make something from scratch.
17. Way More Chocolate Chips Cookies
If you like the idea of Chips Ahoy, but don’t actually like the chemical-tasting, weirdly soft yet dry packaged cookie, you will love these Way More Chocolate Chips Cookies. They’re mini chocolate chip cookies that actually taste like chocolate chip cookies. These perfect bite-sized and loaded-with-chocolate-chips cookies are great to munch on when you want a little something sweet.
16. Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies
Cookies that help you learn to read and taste good? Win-win. In all seriousness, these classic letter-shaped cookies are equal parts fun for kids and delicious for everyone. The cinnamon flavor and crunchy texture taste like childhood. Serve them with some milk and you’ll be transported back to sitting on rainbow-colored carpet.
15. Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie with Peanut Butter Filling
A less popular cookie find at Trader Joe’s, these Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling are worth looking for (check out the cookie aisle or the candy section by the cash registers). They taste nostalgically like Little Debbie Nutty Bars, sans the waxy chocolate. The only downside is they’re sold individually (which conveniently means you don’t have to share with anyone).
14. Crispy Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies
A bite-sized cookie is always a good idea. A bite-sized peanut butter cookie is an even better idea. Crispy Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies are just that: crisp, crunchy, peanut buttery, and delicious. What more could you ask for in a peanut butter cookie? Grab a container of these and enjoy a handful as a snack during the day.
13. Almond Windmill Cookies
Reminiscent of the classic Danish butter cookies that are packaged in tins at Christmas time, these Almond Windmill Cookies taste comforting and nostalgic. They’re topped with crunchy almonds and coarse sugar and have a delightful crunch to them. The windmill shape alone is too cute to pass up. Keep these around the house and they won’t last long!
12. Maple Leaf Cookies
Trader Joe’s has a wide selection of seasonal cookies, and these ones are a favorite for the fun shape and exceptional taste! Crunchy vanilla cookie and smooth creme filling come together for a subtle seasonal flavor that won’t taste like you’re biting into a Fall candle. The maple creme filling is very similar to Oreo cream, but with a slight maple flavor and smoother texture. These are big sandwich cookies too, so you can have a couple for dessert along with a glass of milk and you’ll feel totally satisfied.
11. Cookie Thins
Cookie Thins are light and crispy and delicately flavored, and they’re so wafer-thin you could eat a whole sleeve and not even notice. Both the Meyer Lemon and Triple Ginger are perfectly flavored without being overpoweringly spicy, tart, or sweet. These would be lovely on a snack or cheese board for a little something sweet.
10. Speculoos Cookies
The cookies from which Cookie Butter was born! If you like Cookie Butter, you’re going to love speculoos cookies. They taste exactly like you would expect– gingerbread-y and crisp, spicy and warm, and all around delicious. These are great on their own, dipped in hot chocolate, or slathered in Cookie Butter. Pro tip: try these instead of graham crackers next time you make your favorite graham cracker crust.
9. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
There’s nothing better than a sandwich cookie that delivers on both fronts: an incredible cookie base paired with a dreamy filling. These Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are some of the best boxed cookies that have ever existed. Period. Two buttery hazelnut shortbread cookies filled with luscious chocolate hazelnut spread make the perfect cookie in every way.
8. A Dozen Macarons
If you’re in the mood to try a variety of macarons, then this is your best bet. Similar to the Chocolate and Vanilla French Macarons mentioned previously, A Dozen Macarons are also found in the freezer section. Give them a few minutes to thaw and you’ll have fresh-tasting, beautiful, and gorgeously colored macarons. Each box contains two of each flavor: apricot, coconut, fig, salted caramel, lemon, and pistachio. They’re slightly smaller than your standard macaron and would be delightful for a taste test next time you plan an evening in.
7. Belgian Cookies
These Belgian cookies do not look like much from the outside, but they are some of the very best that Trader Joe’s has to offer. Both the Butter Almond Thins and the Butter Waffle Cookies have a simple, delicate, yet extraordinarily delicious flavor that will keep you reaching for more. The Butter Almond Thins are light and delicate and practically melt in your mouth. They’re made with brown sugar and have a dark molasses-y flavor that perfectly pairs with the almonds. The Butter Waffle Cookies taste like a freshly made waffle cone and would be amazing served alongside your favorite ice cream. If you see either of these Belgian Cookies at your Trader Joe’s, buy them immediately.
6. Laceys Cookies: Dark Chocolate Almond
These Laceys Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies taste like they’re from a candy shop or bakery. The crispy caramelized sugar base combined with the crunchy almond and deep chocolate flavor has a wonderful toffee-like quality. They are extremely sweet, and not for the faint of heart. If you’re a toffee lover, you will absolutely devour these cookies!
5. Triple Ginger Snaps
True to the name, Triple Ginger Snaps have three different types of ginger in them to maximize ginger flavor. The ginger puree and ground ginger create a delicious, classic, spicy cookie base, and the crystallized ginger adds an unexpected, yummy, chewy bit of ginger to create perhaps the most ginger-y ginger cookie of all time. These are little bite-sized cookie that are super fun to snack on when you need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day.
4. Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies
If you’re a cookie butter fan, these Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies taste just as amazing as they sound. Picture your favorite cookie butter filling loaded between two deliciously buttery and tender cookies. Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies are extra decadent and perfect for dessert or a late-night snack. Serve them with a glass of milk, because these babies are rich!
3. Chocolatey Coated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers
Nothing is as classic as chocolate chip cookies and milk, and these Chocolatey Coated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers will rival your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie. Crunchy and sweet, but not too sweet, these cookies are great on their own but exceptional when dunked in milk. Designed specifically for dunking, the elongated oval shape and crunchy texture are absolutely perfect for soaking up cold milk, plus you never need to worry if the cookie will fit in the glass.
2. Mini Stroopwafels
These little bites of happiness are so addicting that it’s a challenge not to eat the whole bag in one sitting. Stroopwafels are soft, toasted waffles filled with a soft caramel filling. They’re sweet and unexpectedly cinnamon-y and just perfect in every way. They’re a great bite size that is so delightful to eat. Pick up a few of these next time you’re at Trader Joe’s!
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Joe-Joe’s Sandwich Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate is always an amazing combination, especially when combined with Joe-Joe’s sandwich cookies. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Joe-Joe’s taste a lot like Girl Scout Tagalongs (which are arguably some of the best Girl Scout cookies) with a more intense peanut butter flavor and richer tasting, higher quality chocolate. They’re rich and decadent and are one of the very best products Trader Joe’s has to offer. Pick them up for the peanut butter lover in your life and instantly watch them die and go to heaven.