Naughty or Nice? See How Your Christmas Cookies Measure Up

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Santa’s been making a list and checking it twice, and so have we! Here’s the definitive GMOInside list of naughty and nice cookies to leave out for Santa this Christmas. With all his hard work getting everyone’s presents ready for Christmas morning, Santa deserves delicious cookies with ingredients that are natural and festive. Here’s our naughty and nice list to guide you on which brands to support for a merry, non-GMO Christmas.


Oreo, Pillsbury, Mrs. Fields, and Nestlé Toll House may seem like Christmas classics, but there’s nothing traditional about genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and artificial flavors. If these companies don’t ditch the GMOs and improve their unsustainable practices, Santa will be bringing these brands coal for Christmas. Take a look at our nice list for alternative brands that will really show Santa you care.


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Searching for that classic Oreo-like treat to leave out for Santa, but want to skip the GE
ingredients? Newman-O’s are the ideal solution. With Vanilla, Chocolate, Hint-O-Mint , and Peanut Butter Newman-O’s, Santa will not be missing the Oreo’s this Christmas. Newman’s uses organic ingredients and their proceeds go to charity! Santa will definitely approve.

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Enjoy Life is the perfect brand for ready-made treats as well as baking necessities to cook something up in the kitchen. Delicious and super allergy-friendly, Enjoy Life products are all wheat, dairy, peanut, tree nut, egg, and soy free, because Santa wants to be able to share his cookies with everyone! Some of his favorites are Soft Baked Gingerbread Spice Cookies and Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies.

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Santa will go crackers over these organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan wonder cookies. Available in flavors like Ginger Snap and Chocolate Chip, you can’t go wrong with these yummy treats. Also, if Santa’s craving a savory snack, Mary’s Gone Crackers has a wide variety of, you guessed it, crackers like their Garlic & Onion and Italian Herb.


Barbara’s Snackimals

Made with organic grains and non GMO-verified, Snackimals cookies are as healthy as they are delightfully shaped. These fun animal-shaped cookies are available in flavors like vanilla, oatmeal and chocolate chip. Santa is clearly an animal lover, (he does, after all, have eight pet reindeer) so these cookies are sure to make him smile.

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Non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan, Lucy’s cookies are fit for any diet. They also come in tasty flavors like Maple Bliss, Cinnamon Thin, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, and Sugar. The “Chocolate Merry Mint” is perfect for Christmas. Skip the baking and pick up some Lucy’s cookies, Santa will thank you.


Immaculate Baking Company

Immaculate Baking Company has both refrigerated doughs and boxed mixes to greet Santa with something fresh-baked at the bottom of the chimney. Immaculate Baking Co. has multiple certified organic flavors like Vanilla Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Chunk, and Oatmeal Raisin. With these amazing cookies, you will be Santa’s favorite house on his route.

Eat Pastry

A great plant-based option for when you want to have fresh from the oven cookies ready for Santa is Eat Pastry treats. Eat Pastry has a variety of cookie dough flavors including Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle. Eat Pastry uses organic sweeteners and is non-GMO project verified.

Make sure your cookies for Santa are on the nice list this year, and you will be too! (All cookies taste great paired with organic milk or your favorite non-dairy alternative)

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