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Almond Cookies recipe


I’ve always loved almond cookies growing up. And while I do enjoy the store-bought, packaged cookies, nothing beats homemade.

I’m making some right now. Tonight I’m having a dinner party for Chinese New Year, and this will be our dessert.

I sort of made up the recipe, loosely based off another basic cookie recipe, in order to make it gluten free. I don’t need to eat gluten free, but some of my dinner guests do. I always think gluten free cooking is fun because it’s a challenge. Anything with a challenge has a bit of fun and adventure attached.  If you use soymilk or soy-creamer instead of the half-and-half, it would also make a nice vegan cookie recipe.

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 cups almond  meal flour
  • 1-1/2 cups brown rice flour

Mix the sugars, salt, and shortening really well.

Mix in the almonds, half-and-half, extract, and water.

Mix in the almond meal flour.

Mix in the rice flour.

The dough should be pretty sticky, to the point you no longer want to use a mixing spoon and you just knead it with your hands.

Roll into small balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  Top with sliced almonds

Bake 350 for about 15-16 minutes.


Author: Kay-Kay's Bird Club

Hat-maker, Bird lover, Star gazer, Scooter rider, and Running fool.

2 thoughts on “Almond Cookies recipe

  1. looks good! happy chinese new year!

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