You've seen them before, those strange, brightly-colored frosted fluffy sugar cookies. They pop up in nearly every grocery store in America, in various shades to coordinate with whatever holiday is around the corner. People either really love or really hate these cookies. And some criticize the cookies for containing a plethora of preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and hydrogenated oils. Well, now Trader Joe's is shaking up the debate with their very own Trader Joe's Frosted Sugar Cookies.

The Trader Joe's Frosted Sugar Cookies differ from the other major leading brand, Lofthouse Cookies, by omitting hydrogenated oils, as well as artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors.

The sprinkles on the Trader Joe's version are colored with natural dyes from purple sweet potatoes, spirulina and riboflavin.

Katherine Baker

At $2.99 for a container of 10, they offer an affordable and less artificial alternative for frosted cookie lovers everywhere. If you want to give these Frosted Sugar Cookies a try, look for them at your local Trader Joe's in the bakery section.