Almond Flour Cookies

Almond Flour Cookies Recipe

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Hello, lovely readers! Today, I’m excited to share a delightful recipe that’s become a staple in my kitchen—Almond Flour Cookies. These cookies are not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to traditional cookies, perfect for anyone looking to indulge without the guilt.

I remember the first time I made these cookies; it was a cozy Sunday afternoon, and I had a few friends coming over for tea. I wanted to make something special that catered to everyone’s dietary preferences, so I decided to experiment with almond flour. The result was a batch of golden, chewy cookies that disappeared almost as quickly as I put them on the table!

These almond flour cookies are incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up in under 20 minutes. They are perfect for those moments when you crave something sweet but want to keep it healthy. What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can use dairy-free chocolate chips, as I do, or regular ones if you prefer. The addition of maple syrup gives the cookies a natural sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the nutty flavor of the almond flour.

Whether you’re baking for a special occasion, a quick treat for the kids, or simply want to enjoy a guilt-free dessert, these cookies are a fantastic choice. Plus, they’re gluten-free and can easily be made vegan by using plant-based butter. I often tweak the recipe by adding a handful of chopped nuts or a sprinkle of sea salt on top before baking, which adds a delightful crunch and a hint of savory flavor.

Join me in the kitchen and let’s bake these Almond Flour Cookies together. Trust me, they will quickly become a favorite in your household, just as they have in mine!

Almond Flour Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter (or vegan butter, softened)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups almond flour (blanched almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used dairy-free chocolate chips)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the softened butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  4. Shape the dough into 6 large or 12 small balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball into a cookie shape.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before serving.

Making Almond Flour Cookies

FAQs:

Can I substitute almond flour with another type of flour in this recipe?

Substituting almond flour with another type of flour can significantly affect the texture and flavor of the cookies. Almond flour has a unique moisture content and fat level, which contributes to the chewy texture and rich taste. If you must substitute, consider using a finely ground flour with a similar fat content, like cashew or hazelnut flour. However, adjustments in the amount of butter or liquid may be necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

How can I make these almond flour cookies keto-friendly?

To make these cookies keto-friendly, you can replace the maple syrup with a low-carb sweetener such as erythritol or a monk fruit sweetener. Ensure that the sweetener you choose is granular to match the texture that the maple syrup would provide. Additionally, opt for sugar-free chocolate chips to keep the carbohydrate content low. With these substitutions, your cookies will remain delicious and keto-compliant.

What is the best way to store almond flour cookies?

Almond flour cookies should be stored in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. They can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to extend their shelf life, store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. To enjoy, thaw the cookies at room temperature or warm them slightly in the oven.

Can I use coconut oil instead of butter in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute coconut oil for butter or vegan butter in this recipe. Using coconut oil will give the cookies a slight coconut flavor and a different texture. Make sure the coconut oil is softened but not melted, to mix well with the other ingredients. This substitution is also suitable for those who are looking for a dairy-free option.

How do I prevent almond flour cookies from becoming too crumbly?

Almond flour cookies can sometimes be crumbly due to the lack of gluten. To prevent this, ensure that the dough is well-mixed and that all the ingredients are properly combined. Adding an extra tablespoon of a binding agent like an egg or a flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) can help improve the structure and hold the cookies together better. Also, be careful not to overbake the cookies, as this can make them dry and crumbly.

Why did my almond flour cookies spread too much while baking?

If your almond flour cookies spread too much while baking, it could be due to the butter being too warm or the dough not being chilled before baking. To prevent excessive spreading, make sure the butter is just softened, not melted. After forming the cookie dough balls, you can also chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before baking. This will help the cookies hold their shape better during baking.

Almond Flour Cookies Recipe

Almond Flour Cookies

Bake up a batch of these delightful Almond Flour Cookies. Ready in just 17 minutes, they're the perfect treat for any time of day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips I used dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter or vegan butter, softened
  • 2 cups almond flour blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour and baking powder. Add the softened butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into 6 large or 12 small balls. Place them on the lined baking sheet and press them down into cookie shapes. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet.
Keyword Almond, Cookies

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