The Other Macaroon/Northern Valley Baking Co Review & Giveaway

I love traditional Italian amaretti cookies. Made with almonds, sugar and egg whites, they are super delicious, chewy, lightly sweet and naturally gluten free. One of my favorite cookies in the universe. However, if you recall my blog post from last Christmas, they can be super tricky to get right. You have to have just the right technique. For those of us who are less adventurous in the kitchen, we can now find these cookies in stores.


The Other Macaroon by Northern Valley Baking Co. offers four flavors of traditional almond cookies – original, mocha, orange and lemon – all made in a dedicated gluten free facility with simple ingredients and no preservatives. Macaroon paste, sugar, egg whites, and blanched almond flour – those are pretty much the ingredients that you can expect from a fabulous company like Northern Valley Baking Co.

As you know I LOVE almond cookies, so The Other Macaroon really hit the spot. I had never thought to add lemon to my recipe, but the extra zest complimented the cookie’s natural flavor beautifully. I’m a big fan and that quickly became my favorite of Northern Valley Baking Co’s flavors. I also tried the mocha and original flavors, which I highly recommend. Simple and satisfying. With the almond flour base, these cookies are also great if you are avoiding grains.


The Other Macaroon can currently be found in the freezer section (though no baking is required – they are ready to eat!) across stores in NY, NJ and CT as well as on their website.

And for those of you attending the Secaucus, NJ GFAF Expo – be sure to look out for these tasty treats!

For more information and a store locator visit

GIVEAWAY! Three winners will receive three bags of almond cookies from Northern Valley Baking Co! Enter via the rafflecopter link below. NY, NJ, and CT residents only. Giveaway ends Monday September 12 at 11:59 EST.
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Disclaimer: I received samples of these products, but I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I, myself, use and love.




14 thoughts on “The Other Macaroon/Northern Valley Baking Co Review & Giveaway

  1. When I was growing up the amaretti cookies were a tradition at Christmas with my Italian family, back then they were hard to find and it’s much easier to get our hands on them now. I would love to try the other macaroon and share with my Dad.


  2. I love almond cookies and these flavors sound amazing! I’d love to try these. I also really love the natural ingredients and that they’re made in a dedicated gf facility.


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