Cookies Without Palm Oil ~ List of Palm Oil Free Cookies

cookies without palm oil


It’s a win when you find cookies without palm oil. If you’ve ever been on the quest for baked goods without palm oil ingredients, you know it’s a challenge.

Grocery store bakery cookies most always contain it. Read labels.

Usually, the less chewy the cookie, the better the chance it won’t contain palm oil.

While these cookies are all crunchy, they are still filled with excellent flavor and mouth-feel texture.

To the best of our knowledge, after cross-referencing their ingredients against hundreds of names of palm oil derivatives, these cookies do not have any palm oil ingredients.

We reached out to these packaged cookie companies to confirm; however, this list is not guaranteed. To be certain cookies or any products are palm oil free, they should be certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

Cookies without palm oil ingredients

Erin Baker’s

They use whole grain and don’t contain artificial ingredients or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project Certified.

Erin Baker’s have confirmed all of their products, including their cookies, are palm oil free.

  • The Original Breakfast Cookie
    • Oatmeal Raisin
    • Double Chocolate
    • Banana Walnut
    • Peanut Butter
    • Carrot Cake
    • Caramel Apple
    • Peanut Butter Chocolate
    • Fruit & Nut
  • Breakfast Cookie Minis
    • Double Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter
    • Oatmeal Raisin

Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies

I am loving Pepperidge Farm now that I know they make palm oil free cookies. Their Thin & Crispy line is available in these flavors, and they are all made without using palm oil ingredients:

cookies without palm oil
Pepperidge Farm makes cookies without palm oil
  • Milk Chocolate Chip
  • Toffee Milk Chocolate
  • Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Usually, just one flavor of cookie will be palm free (if you can find them at all). The fact that Pepperidge Farm makes all four of these without palm oil is amazing.

We bought the Milk Chocolate Chip, and they taste fantastic.

They are filled with rich chocolate chips and have the look of bakery cookies. They are about two and a half inches in diameter.

These cookies contain real ingredients, including Chocolate, Flour, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cage-Free Eggs, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, and Salt.

MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies

cookies without palm oil

These cookies don’t contain palm oil ingredients and are gluten-free.

  • Arrowroot Animal Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cinnamon Snaps
  • Flavored Ginger Snaps (in California)
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Pecan Cookies

They are crunchy and will satisfy your cookie craving.

I’ve never had a gluten-free cookie until trying the Chocolate Chip flavor. They tasted great.

These are about one and a half inches in diameter.

All of MI-DEL’s cookies are 100% peanut free as well.
packaged cookies without palm oil ingredients

Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Butter Cookies

Hooray again for Pepperidge Farm! Months ago, I bought a winter holiday version of these Chessmen cookies when I saw they were palm free. I bought them again. They are made without artificial flavors or preservatives.

These are tasty butter cookies usually available with a printed design for the season.

My family loves these cookies.

MI-DEL Simply Mi-Delicious Cookies

This is a great brand to support if you are looking for cookies without palm oil.

cookies without palm oil derivatives

Their Simply MI-Delicious line of cookies are 100% palm oil free. They  contain organic enriched wheat flour and organic cane sugar.

It’s awesome MI-DEL makes so many cookies without palm ingredients:

  • Chocolate Snaps
  • Honey Grahams
  • Original Ginger Snaps
  • Original Flavored Ginger Snaps (in California)
  • Lemon Snaps
  • Vanilla Snaps
  • Gingerbread Men

(Their “Organic” Ginger Snaps do contain palm oil. Therefore, be sure to buy their Simply MI-Delicious line. It doesn’t say “organic” on the front of the package.)


In addition to making gluten-free breads and snacks, they make these gluten-free cookies without palm oil.

  • Butter Cookies
  • Shortbread Cookies

Market Pantry Animal Crackers

One would think all animal crackers would be safe, but they’re aren’t. Even the organic animal crackers at Costco are not.

However, this brand from Target doesn’t list palm oil or palm oil derivatives on the label. They don’t contain artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup.

I’ve been buying these for months, and while they are somewhat plain — as most animal crackers are — they make for a great school snack.

We are researching and reaching out to more companies and will hopefully be able to add to this list.

Always check ingredients

Companies sometimes change their formulas and use palm oil ingredients because it’s a cheaper oil and it remains semi-solid at room temperature.

As an example, my son used to be able to eat original Oreo cookies safely until they changed their ingredients to include palm oil.

Also, often we assume organic products are made without palm oil but that is not always the case.

Palm oil ingredients in cookies

Whether you buy pre-made cookies from a grocery store, a bakery, Target, Walmart, or from Costco, they will likely have palm oil.

Many times you will see in the ingredients the word “palm,” which makes it easy to avoid them. Examples include:

  • Palm oil
  • Palm kernel oil
  • Vegetable oil (Palm)

So it’s easy to avoid products when you see palm-. Examples are palmitate and palmitoyl.

However, also learn to look for laur-, stear-, and glyc-, as they are usually made with palm oil ingredients.

How to find products without palm oil.

Snacks without palm oil.

Cookies without palm oil

It’s so great to have chocolate and non-chocolate cookie options available. There are recipes for homemade cookies without palm oil.

But often we don’t have time to make cookies from scratch. It’s great to be able to buy prepackaged cookies free from palm oil.

You may be avoiding palm oil because of environmental concerns or because of a palm oil intolerance.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, palm oil is now in up to 50% of products on supermarket shelves.

Buy cookies without palm oil

After learning more about palm oil and how increased demand is causing environmental concerns, as a family we are working to eliminate products with palm oil from our home.

Palm oil makes our son sick with allergy-like symptoms so we are avoiding it completely.

If you are trying to live without palm oil, see our lists of:

Check ingredients for cookies without palm ingredients

Verify labels as manufacturers change ingredients. As of this writing, these cookies are made without palm oil or any palm oil ingredients and derivatives.

A representative from Pepperidge Farm replied with a personalized, lengthy email to my specific questions about palm oil and palm oil derivatives in their cookies above.

What he said holds true for all products in all categories:

Product recipes change frequently and ingredients are periodically added and replaced. This makes it difficult to maintain an updated list of products that either contain or lack a particular ingredient.

So while they may change in the future, these cookies above are a good place to start when you are looking for palm oil-free options.

If you know of other packaged cookies without palm oil, please list them in the Comments so we can add them to this list. Thank you!

It’s important we support these lines of palm-free cookies.

We are not medical professionals. This is not meant to be medical advice. Please consult with your physician. Use this information as a starting point as it’s not guaranteed. Read all labels at the point of sale. 

The only way to be certain a product is palm oil free is if it has been certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

We update this list regularly.



Pretzels Without Palm Oil ~ List of Palm Oil Free Pretzels

Finding pretzels without palm oil


You might think it’s easy to find palm oil free pretzels. It sometimes is, especially if you stick to original pretzels, not flavored ones. Here’s a list of pretzels without palm oil. Consumers have choices!

Always read the ingredients for gluten-free pretzels. They often contain palm oil.

Know that while you might not see the word “palm” in the ingredients, many pretzel brands contain palm oil derivatives.

These include Vitamin E (in the form of Tocopherols), Mono- and Diglycerides, and DATEM.

Anything made with palm oil makes my son sick so we seek out palm oil free pretzels and other foods.

*READ LABELS FOR HOLIDAY packaging. They often have different ingredients!

Pretzels without palm oil

Support these manufacturers who are making these pretzels without palm oil and palm oil ingredients. Please note, this list is not guaranteed; use it as a starting point.

To know for certain a product is Palm Oil Free, look for labeling from the International Palm Oil Free Trademark Certification Programme.

pretzels without palm oil

  • Rold Gold Pretzels

    • Braided Honey Wheat
    • Rods Original
    • Sticks Original
    • Thin Crisps: Buffalo Wing, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Dijon
    • Tiny Twists: Original, Cheddar, and Honey Mustard

Support Rold Gold. Their original and these flavored pretzels don’t list palm oil ingredients.

  • Snack Factory Pretzel Crispsavoid tocopherols in pretzels and choose these pretzels without palm oil

    • Everything
    • Garlic Parmesan
    • Honey Mustard & Onion
    • Original; Original Minis; and Organic Original
    • Sesame

Snack Factory Pretzel makes (most of) their palm oil free pretzels in original and in specialty flavors.

Update: Please watch for some of their small snack packs as some contain palm oil, especially holiday varieties.

Their Gluten Free Minis Original Pretzel Crisps are packaged for Halloween in 1 oz eight packs. “Palm oil” is clearly labeled in the ingredients.

  • Snyder’s of Hanover

    palm oil free pretzels

    • Mini Pretzels
    • Sticks Pretzels
    • Snaps Pretzels
    • Butter Snaps
    • Rods Pretzels
    • Thins Pretzels
    • Olde Tyme
    • Homestyle
    • Dipping Sticks
    • Sourdough Hard Pretzels
    • Honey Wheat Braided Twists
    • Ancient Grain Braided Twists
    • Blueberry Braided Twists
    • Halloween Pretzels (30 pack)

Support Snyder’s of Hanover’s extensive line of pretzels without palm oil ingredients.

Their website makes it very easy to find the ingredients for each of their products to determine which are free from palm oil.

palm free pretzels

  • SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels

    • Original
    • Pretzel Bites
    • Multigrain

Support SuperPretzel. They make their unflavored soft pretzels without palm oil.

Palm oil free pretzels

We have checked the published ingredients for each of these pretzel products against a list of over 500 alternate names for palm oil. To the best of our knowledge, all of these pretzels are made without palm oil.

Finding pretzels without palm oil

Before buying anything, be sure to check the ingredient labels for palm oil. You will often find it in flavored pretzels. It’s in most all pretzel sandwich snacks.

Other times, you may find Vitamin E is added to pretzels in the form of tocopherols.

Food manufacturers use tocopherols in pretzels as a preservative. Manufacturers use it often to maintain freshness in foods, including in cereals and granola bars.

Tocopherols are often made from palm oil.

Unless they label the source, you won’t know if they are made from palm.

And of course, you want to avoid palm oil, palm kernel oil, and palm fruit oil.

As in the case of one Major Pretzel Manufacturer, you will see this labeled as Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil and/or Palm Fruit Oil).

Some of this manufacturer’s pretzel lines are free from palm oil products, but because so many of their regular, “plain pretzels” include it, we are not including them in this list.

Palm free pretzels and snacks

In addition to avoiding palm oil because it makes some people sick, many people do not want to support palm oil consumption because of the environmental concerns.

The demand for palm oil continues to increase.

find pretzels without palm oil and tocopherols

Palm oil free pretzels

Palm oil is so many processed foods; however, we’ve had some luck finding safe snacks.

It’s in approximately 50% of packaged foods which is why it’s very important to read ingredient labels.

The issue is always that palm oil goes by so many names. There are over 500 alternate names for palm oil in foods and personal care items.

If you are looking to support companies and eat foods that are palm oil free, check out these lists as well:

Also, learn to look for these palm oil-related derivatives in foods. The ingredients will begin with:

  • Glyc-
  • Laur-
  • Palm-
  • Stear-

Finding palm free pretzels

Often, smaller brands who may seem healthy, advertising quality ingredients, are using palm oil to keep their costs down.

If you know of any other pretzels without palm oil, please list them in the Comments, and we will add them to this list.

It’s very important to support these companies by buying their palm oil free products.

Like with all products, there are many companies who use palm oil as an inexpensive ingredient in their pretzels, so read all ingredients.

This is to be used for reference only and is not meant to be medical advice. Please consult with your own doctor or healthcare provider if you are avoiding palm oil for health concerns.

Please be sure to read ingredient labels if you are trying to be palm oil free. Manufacturers change ingredients. Be sure to always read labels before purchasing.

Look for the Palm Oil Free certification trademark from the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme to ensure products are palm oil free.