Easy Almond Cookies Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies may be one of the most popular desserts in the country, but there are plenty of other great cookies out there. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn came up with this recipe for easy almond cookies, and not only are they on the healthier side, but they also taste amazing. These are perfect for kids and adults alike, and you can serve them for just about any occasion.

"These cookies are SO easy and perfect when you want to serve just a little something elegant with a hint of sweet," Hahn shares. "They are on the lighter side and pair well with coffee or tea in mid-morning or in the afternoon."

She also adds that she loves the fact that they're made with healthier ingredients. "Love also that they use really healthy ingredients. I try and use coconut sugar in baked goods because it is a little less processed and healthier," Hahn says. "It also does not harden when stored, making it so much easier to use than brown sugar. However, you can use brown sugar here instead."

Keep reading to find out how to make these delicious cookies. 

Gather the ingredients

For the first step in the process, gather all of your ingredients. You will need almond flour and coconut sugar, which are both healthy alternatives to all-purpose flour and regular sugar. You will also need some baking powder and salt, which you may already have in your pantry.

You will also need water, which you should already have at home. The last item on your list should be slivered almonds. If you bake a lot, you may have a bag of these stored somewhere in the back of your pantry.

Preheat the oven and combine the dry ingredients

Before you do anything else, turn the dial of your oven to 350 F. Preheating the oven is key to making any oven-based recipe, especially cookies, so that it gets nice and hot while you prep the dough.

Next, take out a bowl and get ready to add your dry ingredients. At this point, you can throw in the almond flour and coconut sugar. After that, pour in the baking powder and the salt. Then, use a whisk to mix all of the ingredients and take out any lumps.

Add the water and stir

Once you have all of your dry ingredients, it's time to add the water. This is the only "wet" ingredient in this particular recipe, and it's a great alternative to eggs or milk, both of which are heavier. 

Pour the water over the dry items, and then stir everything together with a spoon until it's well mixed. The dough should stick together when it's done, and you will be able to form the dough into balls. If you need to add a little more water to get the dough to stick, you can also do so at this time. 

Scoop the dough

Once your dough is ready to go, it's time to get scooping. To prep, take out a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. "If you don't have parchment paper, you can just use cooking spray," Hahn says. 

Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough out of the bowl and form it into a ball. There should be enough mix to make between 10 to 12 balls, depending on how big you want them. Lay them on the baking sheet, and then flatten each one. Then, top the cookie with one or two slivered almonds. Now, it's time to go in the oven.

Bake the cookies and enjoy

Once you finish assembling the cookies, put them in the oven and set your timer for 12 minutes. The baking time will be somewhere between 12 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven, so be sure to check frequently. When the cookies are done, they will turn a golden brown color. Once they reach that point, take them out of the oven and get ready to enjoy!

"This recipe doesn't make very many, so they go quick, but if you are storing them, I keep them in an airtight container on the counter," Hahn shares. "You can easily double the recipe if you need more." Enjoy!

Easy Almond Cookies Recipe
5 from 21 ratings
These cookies are sO easy and perfect when you want to serve just a little something elegant with a hint of sweet. Learn how to make them today.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
12
minutes
Servings
6
servings
almond flour cookies on cooling rack
Total time: 17 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond flour (loosely packed)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir using a whisk to help get rid of any clumps.
  3. Add the water and stir until it is well blended and will stick together when you form a ball.
  4. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the dough, roll into 10 to 12 balls, and lay on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Flatten each ball out, and top each cookie with one or two slivered almonds.
  5. Put in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Serve!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 141
Total Fat 10.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Total Sugars 6.7 g
Sodium 73.2 mg
Protein 4.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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