Almond Flour Cookies For Christmas
- June 23, 2022
These are made with almond flour, which gives the cookies a delicious taste and keeps them soft.(The most popular recipe on this site is my Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – always with great reviews!).I added coconut flour so the cookies would roll out easily and crisp up on the edges.I love making heart cookies on Valentine’s day and pumpkins on Halloween.These sugar cookies would also make a great base for fruit pizzas during the summer.I highly recommend using Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour Super Fine Grind or Wellbee’s Super Fine Blanched Almond Flour for this recipe.To make sure these cookies turn out, scoop and almost pack the almond flour down when measuring it. .
Almond Crescent Cookies
Each cookie only has about 60 calories and 2 grams of sugar plus they can easily be made vegan!I think I’ve found my new favorite healthier holiday cookie recipe.This is a recipe we’ve made every single year for Christmas since I was a little girl and I’ve always adored the crispy pecan shortbread texture paired with the sweet and fluffy powered sugar coating.Before my nanny passed, she would always help out by rolling all the cookies in powered sugar for us.If we were not watching closely she would end up munching on cookies the whole time she was rolling them.My nanny’s traditional crescent cookies are made with white flour and butter.Over the years I’ve moved away from using regular white flour when baking so I’m really excited to have a grain-free, gluten-free version of these cookies to enjoy.I opted to go the vegan route and used Earth Balance buttery sticks, which worked amazingly well.Mix the dough – Mix almond flour, softened butter, 3 Tablespoons confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a small bowl until a dough forms.Place the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart.After letting these cookies cool completely on a wire rack, store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.For freezing crescent cookies, simply place in an airtight freezer-safe container. .
Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe (VIDEO)
They remind me of these Russian Tea Cakes but these snowball cookies have more of a melting consistency.The almond paired with orange zest is a delicious and highly irresistible combination.Here’s the story behind these: I bought tons of almond meal/flour for the endless macaron testing that I did and had some leftover so I decided to try it in these snowball cookies.We added Amazon affiliate links below for tools used to make this recipe.In the bowl of a stand mixer (highly recommend this mixer) fitted with the whisk attachment, cream together 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla, until smooth.Switch to the paddle attachment and gradually mix in 2 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp salt.Shape dough into 1-inch balls (this small ice cream scoop made it so easy and exact!).Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.It’s best on a wire rack so the powder sugar doesn’t become moist but they will still be ok if they cool on the parchment paper.Once cookies are at room temperature, roll in powdered sugar again or dust the tops with a mini sieve (here’s the one in my picture) to give them that snowy look.Author: Natasha Kravchuk Skill Level: Easy Cost to Make: $7-$9 Keyword: Almond Snowball Cookies, Snowball Cookies Cuisine: American Course: Dessert Calories: 89 Servings: 38 cookies Ingredients 1/2 lb unsalted butter , (16 Tbsp) softened at room temperature.How to Make Snowball Cookies: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, cream together 1/2 lb butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla, until smooth.Switch to paddle attachment and gradually mix in 2 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp salt.Once incorporated, add 1 cup almond meal and 1/2 Tbsp orange zest and mix until well blended.Shape dough into 1-inch balls (a small ice cream scoop makes it easy and exact).Fill a bowl with powdered sugar and roll the cookies in it while they are still warm (not hot).Once cookies are at room temp, roll in powdered sugar again or dust the tops with a mini sieve for a snowy look.Nutrition Facts Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe Amount Per Serving Calories 89 Calories from Fat 54 % Daily Value* Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 3g 19% Cholesterol 12mg 4% Sodium 31mg 1% Potassium 8mg 0% Carbohydrates 7g 2% Sugar 1g 1% Protein 1g 2% Vitamin A 150IU 3% Vitamin C 0.1mg 0% Calcium 9mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. .
Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream
I’m going to lay the frosting on thick, brown the butter like no other motha and blow ya minds with these dank ass cookies.The texture and flavor are incredibly similar to that of the real cookies you buy at the store.The coconut oil will need to absorb some of the liquid, so my best advice is to let the dough sit at room temperature.If you make this, be sure to leave a comment below, or upload a photo and tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram.Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream 4.92 from 23 votes Leave A Review Print Recipe Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Serves 15 Big soft almond flour sugar cookies that taste just like the lofthouse version, except these are made with better for you ingredients.1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.In the bowl of a food processor, add in coconut oil, sugar, honey, egg, vanilla and almond extract.You can also mix by hand or use an electric mixer, but I find the food processor to be the easiest!Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and allow cookies to cool completely before frosting.For the frosting: Beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla on high until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.Recipe Notes Nutrition information for 1 cookie with vanilla buttercream: 189 calories | 14g fat | 14.9g carb 1.7g fiber | 11.8g sugar | 3g protein Nutrition Servings: 15 cookies Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 138kcal Fat: 11g Saturated fat: 4.9g Carbohydrates: 8.8g Fiber: 1.7g Sugar: 6g Protein: 3g. .
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies (made with honey!)
These Almond Flour Sugar Cookies are both grain-free and sugar-free and such a fun way to jazz up the holiday season!This Almond Flour Sugar Cookies recipe needs to be added to your yearly holiday baking.Decorate them with your favorite icing, some holiday sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself a showstopping Christmas cookie recipe.Feel free to swap for vanilla extract.we love how almond extract adds a holiday vibe to these cookies.Feel free to swap for vanilla extract.superfine, unblanched almond flour is the basis of these sugar cookies.How to Make Almond Flour Sugar Cookies for Christmas.In a different bowl, mix together the whisked egg, almond extract, and honey.Then add in the melted coconut oil and mix again.Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix.Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting.If you’re looking for a simple icing recipe, we kept things very classic with organic powdered sugar and water.There are lots of refined-sugar free icing recipes out there and if that’s your jam, we recommend using sir Google for that one 😀.These sugar cookie cut-outs are the perfect canvas for whatever kind of decorating your heart desires.there are so many festive sprinkle options at major grocery stores.Crushed candy cane: dice a candy cane with a knife to make a festive and minty topping for your cookies.Store in a cool, dark place for up to 3-5 days. .
Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies
They are soft, chewy, moist cookies with a sweet raspberry jam center, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!I don’t recommend this option if you expect smooth, soft, white/golden almond flour raspberry thumbprint cookies.I don’t recommend this option if you expect smooth, soft, white/golden almond flour raspberry thumbprint cookies.In fact, coconut oil solidifies under 23C and provides a chewy soft texture to the cookies.In fact, coconut oil solidifies under 23C and provides a chewy soft texture to the cookies.It means you add: almond flour, baking powder, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and mix until the cookie dough forms.Press each cookie dough ball in the center with the back of a measuring spoon or your thumb.If you choose to make small gluten-free almond flour thumbprint cookies like the one in my picture, your thumb will be too large to press the dough.That’s why I recommend using a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon to create the ‘cave’ in the center of each cookie.Almond flour jam thumbprint cookies bake really quickly.As soon as the cookies’ sides are turning golden brown, take out the baking sheet from the oven.Then, gently transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and wait for 30 minutes to appreciate their texture.These are egg-free thumbprint cookies, and therefore they store very well at room temperature in a sealed jar for 1 week.In fact, almond flour absorbs moisture quickly, and the cookies become sticky if stored in a humid area.– for a healthy thumbprint cookie recipe, use homemade chia seed jam as a filling.If you don’t like the cracked aspect, wet your fingers and rub them around the cookie to smooth the surface.– this happens all the time when you press the cookie dough to form the thumbprint shape.If you don’t like the cracked aspect, wet your fingers and rub them around the cookie to smooth the surface.Add more fresh jam on the thumbprint hole after the cookie cool completely.Add more fresh jam on the thumbprint hole after the cookie cool completely. .
The Best Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Holiday Cookies!
This post is from 2018 but I wanted to freshen it up a bit and move it up as this recipe is SO good (and also so easy!!).I turn into a complete and utter cookie monster this time of year.These are delicious and I love how soft & chewy they are – it can be rare in a gluten-free cookie!The big thing you’ll notice is how chewy and soft these cookies are.You will want to make almond flour chocolate chip cookies all season long.And the cookies bake very quickly so you’re done (prep + cooking time) in twenty minutes.good maple syrup (you could also use coconut sugar or even brown sugar but I prefer maple syrup as it actually helps make the mixture a little easier to stir).Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.The lined baking sheet makes such a big difference with cleanup!Really put some effort in here – you want the mix of wet ingredients to be nice and smooth without any lumps.Just watch them and take out of the oven when the edges start looking golden brown.I will be honest this is always a challenge and I usually eat one or two before they’ve fully cooled (melty, gooey chocolate chips are just the best! .
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies (the perfect texture!)
I am extremely excited to share these cookies today!I recently bought a ton of almond flour to use in our everyday life.So imagine you tried using that for this recipe, where it’s super important that the cookies hold their shape during baking.I forgot to put the dough back in the freezer while the first batch was baking, and I didn’t have any issues rolling it out or moving the shapes from the counter to the baking pan.But still, I think it’s safer to just keep everything in the fridge or freezer to ensure that you won’t have any problems.I need my cookies (and everything else I make) to have lots of flavor and 4 teaspoons of vanilla was the perfect amount.The baking time yields cookies that are crisp around the edges, but they’re still chewy.If you want them totally crisp, then bake them a minute or two longer.I wanted these almond flour cookies to taste as traditional as possible, so I used butter and granulated sugar.I do have quite a sweet tooth so if you’re topping the cookies with cream cheese frosting, the coconut sugar version may work for you.I do plan on posting paleo sugar cookies at some point so hang tight!And that’s not even taking the totally un-vegan cream cheese frosting into account.The dough doesn’t spread like regular cookie dough, which is a good thing because it means the cookies retain their shape once baked.For me, cream cheese frosting is an absolute must when it comes to sugar cookies.It uses a lot less sugar than regular frosting and tastes similar to cream cheese tart filling.It’s absolutely perfect on this Gluten-free Carrot Cake and these Pumpkin Cupcakes and really, all your cream cheese frosting needs.For the folks in the US, is there a natural food coloring brand you could recommend?Some stars, snowman or Christmas tree cookie cutters would make for some really nice almond flour Christmas cookies.My healthier topping ideas are chopped nuts and freeze-dried raspberries.I’ve never had them last longer than a day in the fridge so that’s as long as I can recommend storing frosted cookies.If you want them to bake up properly and taste good, then I would not recommend reducing the sugar.I’ve tried them with coconut sugar and thought that they weren’t good.Yes, but you’d need to replace it with water to make sure the wet to dry proportions are correct.Yes (or almond meal, if you don’t mind the specks of the skin, and as long as it’s very finely ground).If you want coconut flour sugar cookies, please google “coconut flour sugar cookies” or whatever type you’re looking for.Another type of nut flour/nutmeal might work, but I wouldn’t recommend experimenting as it’s likely to not turn out 100% the same as mine. .
Almond Flour Pecan Sandies
An easy, one bowl recipe for gluten free, buttery pecan cookies.For many many years, these gluten free pecan sandies have lived happily on my site, popping up all year long as a way to not only use almond flour, but also provide a cookie to folks who are looking for something super simple and easy (it’s also a very popular almond flour Christmas cookie).It’s a lovely way to make recipes gluten free without using a gluten free flour blend, and it’s perfect for adding nutty flavor to baked goods that might not normally have such a flavor profile.Take my almond flour banana bread for a spin– it’s a guaranteed winner and it’s beloved by gluten and non-gluten eaters whenever I make it.If just dropping dough balls, you’ll get a little more of a textured, craggy finish.It really doesn’t matter which method you choose, because bake time and taste are both the same.It’s all personal preference, though I can say that eliminating that extra hands on step obviously reduces prep time a bit (but only a bit– it doesn’t take too long!Gently press a pecan half into the top of each cookie dough ball, then they’re ready to bake!Since there is a fine line between “set” and “burned” with these cookies, you’ll need to watch them a little closely to make sure you don’t miss the window.They will only need 10 to 12 minutes in the oven, at which point they will take on a beautiful golden brown color around the edges.The texture of these pecan sandies cookies is soft and buttery, the flavor is bold and nutty, and the pecans on the inside and outside give the crunch that a soft and buttery cookie needs to make it exceptional.I can’t wait for this gluten free pecan cookies recipe to make its way to your oven, too! .
Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies (grain-free)
Soft and crispy, buttery, Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies are a fun, grain-free Holiday treat.If you need a grain-free treat this Christmas season, give these simple and tasty cookies a try!It makes cookies extra soft in the middle with crispy edges.I haven’t shared an almond flour recipe in a while, so I thought it was past time.Soft, covered in crunchy nuts, and filled with sweet jam in the middle.These Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies have a little less butter and an egg white.You’ll take your cookie dough and put it in the middle of a large piece of saran wrap.After you form your log, you’ll warp the saran wrap around it and place it in the fridge for at least two hours.You can make this dough ahead of time, and bake them the next day if you’d like fresh cookies!Place on a parchment paper lined (or non-stick sprayed) pan and bake for about 14-16 minutes, or till the edges are golden and harder to touch.You could dip your cookies in white chocolate and top them with crushed candy canes.If you need a gluten-free & grain-free treat this Christmas, these Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies are the perfect place to start. .