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Almond Flour Cookies (only 3 ingredients)

Crisp Almond flour cookies are healthy, mildly sweet and a simple stir, shape & bake recipe. Naturally vegan and gluten free, these cookies made with almond flour make a wholesome addition to your Holiday cookie box or a guilt free treat anytime!

blue plate with cookies made with almond flour

Healthier cookie for the Holidays!! Cookie for that vegan friend, gluten free teacher or the health nut in your family.

The 3 Ingredients

The ingredients are almond flour, coconut oil and brown sugar (not including water and salt). All you have to do is mix them in a bowl, shape and bake <— One of the easiest cookies that you will ever make.

It is crisp, buttery (without any butter) and not-too-sweet!! These cookies have no additional add-ins like chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, cranberries or so on. Seriously simple almond flour cookies tastes irresistible (good for breakfast or a perfect munch for the kids).

Almond flour cookies are:

Main ingredients:

Almond flour – Almond flour is finely ground blanched almonds. It can be easily found in all major grocery stores or Amazon. Make sure you use “Super Fine” for the recipe.

Coconut oil – Use melted liquid coconut oil, but not hot

Brown sugarGolden brown sugar gave the perfect color and taste.

easy almond flour cookies cooling on a wire rack

How to make almond flour cookies from scratch?

Whisk almond flour, brown sugar and salt together in a bowl. Stir in coconut oil and water, mix with a rubber spatula, until wet and crumbly. Shape into a tablespoon measure balls, flatten slightly and press a sliced almond in the middle.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes, until deep golden brown. Cool completely.

sheet pan lined with parchment paper with shaped almond flour cookie dough ready to be baked

I usually buy a big bag of almond flour from Costco and use it in various recipes. Some of our favorites include : Almond Flour Chocolate Cake, Lemon and Almond Shortbread, Cookie Dough without Eggs, No Bake Brownie Balls, Almond flour cake, Almond Flour Banana Muffins, Almond Flour Brownies, Cranberry Almond Croissant, No Bake Almond Butter Bars, Raw Almond Bites, Sweet Potato Waffles and Nutella Brownie Muffins.

Difference between almond flour and almond meal:

Almond meal is almond ground along with skin wheras almond flour is made with blanched almonds. Also, almond flour is much more finer in texture.

Some almond flour varieties tend to be much more fine and is labelled “superfine” on the package. These are widely available in Costco, Amazon, Sprouts and all major grocery stores in the US. Superfine flour makes a healthier alternative in baking or even while making pancakes or waffles.

Almond flour is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer for a longer shelf life.

sheet pan with freshly baked vegan almond flour cookies

More healthy baking: Air Fryer Baked Apples, Baked Oatmeal Cups, Chocolate Hummus, Baked Mangoes, Persimmon Bread, Baked oatmeal, Chocolate Avocado Muffins, Date and Nut Salami and Carrot Oatmeal Cookies.

Expert tips:

Use SUPER FINE almond flour

Do not use almond meal instead – almond meal is much more coarser and also contains almond skin. So, the cookie texture and taste changes.

Do not use hot coconut oil – If your coconut oil is not liquidy, then melt in the microwave and cool to lukewarm before making cookie dough.

Deep golden brown – If the cookies are removed from oven earlier, then they will be softer in texture.

Flatten them to 1/2-inch will result in a crispier cookie.

To make homemade almond flour – Refer this helpful instruction from Minimalist baker.

a hand with broken cookie to show the inside of the cookie

Frequently asked questions:

Can I use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar?

Coconut sugar alters the color and taste of the cookie. We loved the taste that is achieved from golden brown sugar.

I don’t see vanilla extract in the ingredients?

The combination of almond flour and coconut oil is delicious together, you will not need any other flavorings! Bonus, these smell amazing too.

Love recipes with very few ingredients? Check out these 5 ingredient sweet recipes: Healthy Black Forest Smoothie, Avocado Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie, Almond Butter Cups, Raw Almond Bites, Nutella Mug Brownie , Nutella Brownie Muffins, Date and Almond Candy and Nutella Brownies.

Storage instructions:

Store easy almond flour cookies no egg in a sealed container at room temperature for few days. They tend to lose some of the crispness but taste the same.

To freeze – Place cooled gluten free almond flour cookie recipe in a ziplock bag, seal and freeze for up to 3 months. Simply leave cookies at room temperature for few hours to thaw completely.

If you love guilt-free baked treats, here are few more recipe ideas: Baked oatmeal, Oat waffles, Persimmon bread, Date smoothie or Banana oatmeal cups or healthy and easy after school snacks for kids.

More Healthy Cookies:

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Butter Cookie Recipe

Breakfast Cookies <— healthiest cookie

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 15 Cookies

Almond flour shortbreads

Almond flour shortbreads

Crisp Almond flour cookies are healthy, mildly sweet and a simple stir, shape & bake recipe. Naturally vegan and gluten free, these almond flour shortbreads make a wholesome addition to your Holiday cookie box or a guilt free treat anytime!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add almond flour, brown sugar and salt into a medium bowl and whisk to combine (making sure to break any lumps).
  3. Add coconut oil and water and stir with rubber spatula until the dough is thoroughly combined (the dough will feel wet yet crumbly).
  4. Scoop up a tablespoon measure dough, GENTLY roll into a smooth ball and flatten them into a 1/2-inch thickness (If you are having trouble with rolling the dough into balls, then mixing in few drops of more water will help with that).
  5. Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about an inch apart.
  6. Press one sliced almond on the middle of each cookie disc, pressing the almond slightly into the dough (this helps it to stay intact after baking). This step is optional and it is purely for decorative purposes.
  7. Bake cookies for 18 to 21 minutes (rotating pan halfway through baking), until the cookies are deep golden in color.
  8. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Use SUPER FINE almond flour

Do not use hot coconut oil – If your coconut oil is not liquidy, then melt in the microwave and cool to lukewarm before making cookie dough.

Deep golden brown – If the cookies are removed from oven earlier, then they will be softer in texture.

Flatten them to 1/2-inch will result in a crispier cookie.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 12gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g

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