Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gluten Free Almond Cookies That Everyone Will Love

quick almond cookies
It doesn't have to be Christmas to enjoy these healthy cookies . Cookies don't have to be full of sugar and artificial ingredients. These gluten free and grain free almond cookies are simple yet extremely tasty and healthy . The recipes contains only 3 ingredients and no grains of any kind.

With a prep time of 5 minutes and a cook time of 8- 10, this quick and easy cookie can be whipped up at the spur of the moment for your family or friends to enjoy anytime or during the holidays. You will feel good giving them to your kids because they are made from healthy ingredients.

sliced almond cookies

This recipe was given to me by my friend whose Nanny from the Philippines makes these for their family. Her recipe was strictly almonds, sweetener and egg white.  I reduced the sugar and added some chopped dried fruit that I diced  into small pieces.

You can purchase bags of sliced almonds at Trader Joe. Their almonds were reasonable, and I was surprised that they are also available online at Amazon Trader Joe's Raw Sliced Almonds - If you don't live near a Trader Joe, this is a real help to be able to take advantage of the convenience and  savings online.

I also use a non - bleached parchment paper to line my cookie sheets that I buy for 5.99 a roll in a local supermarket. I noticed that they sell the same brand online at Amazon for 4 rolls IF YOU CARE 100% Unbleached Silicone Parchment Paper, 70-Foot Roll (Pack of 4) for $21.14.

I live in a high traffic area and lately I have begun to buy more on Amazon Prime for convenience as well as also I sometimes get a better price. With Amazon Prime, I usually get my order in 2 days and no shipping charge.

How about you? Do you like to order ingredients online?

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Makes: i dozen cookies

1 cup of sliced almonds
1/2 cup of chopped dried fruit of choice ( chopped dates, chopped raisins, or chopped dried cranberries)
2 egg whites, mixed with a fork ( do not beat egg whites)
Optional: 1/4 cup of coconut crystal sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl mix with a fork sliced almonds, chopped dried fruit, white of the 2 eggs that has been mixed lightly with a fork, and optional sweetener. Place spoonfuls on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies look crisp. Watch that they do not burn.

Just mix the egg white slightly with a fork- do not beat
sliced almonds
Mix in the almonds and dried fruit

almond cookies on a cookie sheet

almond cookies

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  1. Made similar cookies before, but without fruit...these are so delicious and addictive.

    1. I added the fruit and reduced the sugar.. But I make them plain too

  2. Replies
    1. So glad you stopped by - Have a wonderful holiday

  3. I love it when delicious is healthy too! These would make a lovely addition to a holiday cookie tray, Judee. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    1. Sometimes I look at traditional cake and cookies and wonder what we are doing to our bodies. I try to look for healthier alternatives that are easy too

  4. Can't wait to make this recipe using dates, Judee! You know how much I love a simple naturally gluten-free recipe. I will love these and my family will as well. Thank you!


    1. Shirley- you can make them with almonds only or add finely chopped fruit and use a little bigger egg if you add fruit. I will add that to the post. Thanks for your comment and Merry Christmas

  5. Interesting cookies! I bet they taste good!

    1. Birgitta,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. They are simple but so delicious

  6. There are so many of my favorite things in this delicious looking treat. I must try it.

    1. Yes, they are healthy and delicious ingredients. Let me know if you give them a try- after all they only take 15 minutes to make

  7. I love almonds and they look so tasty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Once you try making these, they will become a quick and easy favorite.

  8. This sounds so yummy. (I LOVE almonds!) Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

  9. Nina,
    If you love almonds, thee may become your favorite cookie!

  10. These look really good and would satisfy my sweet tooth!

  11. These look and sound delicious. I must give them a try. #MMBC


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