Crispy Chewy Almond Cookies

March 1, 2011


This weekend I was craving almond cookies. I wanted to make something like an almond version of pecan sandies, but that’s not what happened. My baking skills are limited and I don’t pretend to know what I’m doing. Mostly, I like to start with recipes I’m comfortable with and take baby steps away from the original to create something totally unique and my own. This almond cookie recipe was born from these flourless chocolate cookies. They aren’t the easiest to make, but are totally worth it.

Ingredients: (Makes about 1 dozen)

4 egg whites

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup almonds (ground)

1 tablespoon almond extract

1 pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse almonds in a food processor until course.


Toast almond bits on the stove top over low heat, until fragrant. This should only take a few minutes. Set aside to cool.


In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Whisk together briskly. Once cooled, add the almond bits.


Combine and add a scant pinch of salt.


Line a cookie sheet with parchment and spoon the batter onto the paper. The batter will be very runny and rather unruly, so leave plenty of room between cookies and be gentle when sliding the cookie sheet into the oven.


Bake for approximately 13 minutes. The cookies turn a nice, golden brown when done. They will also be fragile, a tad sticky, and somewhat tricky to remove from the parchment, but you’ll get the hang of it after one or two.


They have lovely, crispy edges with a chewy center and are best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk!


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michelle March 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

this looks delicious! does the recipe require 1 cup of almonds to be ground, or 1 cup of ground almonds? thank you!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

Thanks for your question, Michelle. Measure out 1 cup of almonds and then grind them and add to the mix.


Kay @ The Church Cook March 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I am always looking for a good cookie recipes for my church family. This looks wonderful, Jennifer!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Thank you, Kay!


Joyti March 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Yum! Those are gluten-free, aren’t they? Even better :)


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

Yes, they are!


mitzi March 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

i love this idea! i love almonds and reallly flat cookies so this looks perfect for me :)


Trei March 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Very intriguing, unique looking cookies! I’m keeping these on my to bake list.


stephchows March 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Mmmmm these sound so simply delicious! And perfect for my GF friend!


Natalia - a side of simple March 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Being gluten-free, I’m always of fan of flour-less recipes. Add to that a chewy center and I’m there! Thanks Jen!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

You’re welcome! Thanks for your comment! :)


Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} March 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Love the flourlESS concept. looks so simple and delicious and of course nutritious too!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks, Lisa! These cookies do have a lot of sugar (though the taste isn’t super sweet) but they are great for gluten free folks!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

Looks terrific, especially for a non-baker! They sound tasty too.


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thanks, Lauren!


Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc March 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

Yum. This is perfect for a nut lover like me. I like how simple and fuss free this recipe is. Will certainly make this once I get my food processor in working condition. I have a phobia of working with food processor. It always sounds like it’s going to explode every time I use it.


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

It’s definitely a simple recipe, but the cookies are little prima donnas that must be handled with love and care. Have no fear of the food processor though, it’s made for tough jobs! Good luck!


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