The term "Healthy Cookies " may seem like an oxymoron, but these almond cookies are indeed healthy. The recipe is grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. The cookies are low in saturated fat and thanks to both almond butter and almond flour high in healthy unsaturated fats. Each cookie has 5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber too!
The idea of these cookies came from how well the common 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe comes out.
Healthy Almond Cookies and More Grain-free Recipes to Come
You will be seeing more grain-free recipes on the blog in coming months. I am trying out a grain-free diet in the New Year (I'll be sharing more of the specifics on that next week). This simple recipe is me getting my toes wet, before jumping in. I have done a lot of gluten-free recipes over the years, but not many grain-free ones, at least not baked goods. I'm pretty happy with these almond cookies, especially due to their ample does of healthy fats, so I will be making them again.
- 1 egg large
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ⅓ cup zero calorie measures like sugar Stevia blend use sugar or other m-l-s blend if you prefer
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup almond butter creamy
- ⅓ cup almond meal
- Beat the egg in medium size mixing bowl, with salt, stevia & extract.
- Add the almond butter and almond meal. Stir until well mixed.
- Form the dough into a ball or log, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Divide dough into quarters, then divide each quarter into 3 (to make a dozen) or 4 (to make 16), then roll into a ball and flatten with cookie press or fork. *
- Position the cookies about an inch & a half - 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes, then carefully remove to cooling rack.
- Allow the cookies to fully cool before serving. They are fragile until completely cooled.
Good luck with your grain free transformation. They are certainly pretty looking cookies.
Love the design that is pressed into them. Do you do that after or before they're cooked?
Robin Gagnon says
They are rolled into balls and squashed with the press. A fork will do if you don't have a fancy schmancy press.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
They sound pretty easy to make. I bet my hubby would really like these, he loves nuts.
Rebecca Swenor says
These sounds and look delicious indeed. I will have to try to make these because I have never made anything with almond meal before. Thanks for sharing.
Travel Blogger says
Funny, when I read the title I too asked myself "Healthy cookies?!" But I totally get it now! Great recipe 🙂
Jenny C says
I make similar ones with peanutbutter.