These almond flour cookies are AMAZING. I mean really good. And for a goodie I gotta say pretty healthy too.
Take these to a party at anybody’s house. These delicious bites are perfect for special dieters.
These are sugar free cookies. Also gluten free, vegan and dairy free. You can adjust the recipe with your own tweaks.
Substitutions are discussed below.
My other favorite gluten free recipe using almond flour is our sugar free pumpkin cheesecake with an almond flour crust. We all enjoy it and it’s another great option for special diets.
Almond flour is a pretty good substitute for wheat flour in baked goods like cookies and crusts.
These cookies have a really great flavor and texture. They hold together well in the hand and don’t crumble.
Almond Flour Cookies Recipe:
Very little is required to make these almond cookies. They are quick and easy to make.
If you want to make them for a large family or event you will need to double the recipe. One batch makes 12 cookies.
Ingredients you need:
Blanched almond flour
Jam or Preserves.
Tips and Substitutions:
- Use a healthy Jam Preserve to fill these thumbprint cookies. This is a good one by Natures Hollow. It’s sugar free, Non GMO, Keto Friendly, Vegan and Gluten Free.
- Vegan and dairy free cookies require a vegan butter or you can substitute coconut oil. You may want to cut down the coconut oil by 1/3 and use it soft, not melted, for best results.
- Use your butter or oil at room temperature so set them out ahead.
- We use maple syrup in this recipe. We love the maple flavor and it’s lower on the glycemic scale than granulated sugar.
- Other sugar free options include coconut sugar or your favorite sugar substitute. But it will change the flavor and texture of these cookies so be careful here.
- We chose blanched almond flour. You can certainly use un-blanched Almond flour if that is what you have. But it will impact how the cookies look and might make them a bit denser.
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At the end of this recipe card is our video demonstration.
These delicious Almond flour thumbprint cookies are sugar free, vegan, gluten free and diary free when made as directed. They are SO easy to make and a joy to eat. Perfect party food if you make a double batch.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl:
- Add the almond flour
- Add the butter
- Pour in maple syrup, salt, almond and vanilla extracts.
- Mix together with a wooden spoon.
- Adjust flour if the dough seems too wet or dry. We added a 1/2 Cup flour to balance the vegan butter. If you use coconut oil it may also need adjustments. Mix to a cookie dough consistency.
- Pinch off dough in small amounts. Roll into one inch dough balls
- Set the balls of dough 2 inches apart on a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. .Use your thumb to make an impression in each dough ball.
- Drop a tsp. of jam into each impression. (adjust to fill the impression but not overflow).
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly on the cookie sheet to set.
- Remove to cooling racks.
You may use dairy butter and sugared jam if you prefer.
Made as directed these cookies are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and vegan.
Below is our recipe demonstration video.
Amount Per Serving Calories 127Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 8mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 3g