5 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-free)

10 Pieces
30 min

These are not your average crispy buttery cookies. If you are looking to try a cookie that is crispy on the outside, soft, bendy and chewy on the insides for a change, this alternative would be the perfect start. These delicious cookies mixed with chocolate chip cookies are an awesome snack and it takes less than half an hour to prepare. It’s that easy! Let’s get a little bit into almond flour and almond cookies.

A Bit about Almond Flour


Almonds are originally known to have come from the Middle East and eventually spread to Europe and Africa. Flours made from almonds and pistachios are historically known to be products from the Middle East as well, first introduced to Italy and to the rest of Europe. The flour was introduced first in the form of a Middle Eastern cookie called Maccherone by the Sicilians. In time, these spread to France in the 16th century and evolved to what we know today as Macaroons. 

In the past decade, low-carb diets, keto diets and works have gained a lot of popularity. I am guilty of trying a few of these out myself as well! Things like avocado, chia seeds, etc., which were otherwise not so popular, just became a celebrity sensation of sorts. That being said, you need to watch out for what kind of almond flour you buy as well. Ensure that you don’t get unblanched almond flour, which is high in phytic acid and is found in almond skins and its main purpose is to protect the seed until it is planted and germinates. The phytic acid binds to nutrients, holding on to them till the time when the seed is ready to grow into a plant. So this is not good for the human body as it binds with the phosphorus, calcium and magnesium, causing nutrition related problems, if taken in large quantities frequently. 

So if you are looking for almond flour to try out this recipe, make sure you get blanched almond flour. It might be on the pricier side…but hey! You can’t put a price on a healthy diet, right? Turns out you can, haha! Jokes aside, blanched almond flour comes without the risk of the phytic acid, packed with proteins, healthy fats and low carbs & sugars. Now let’s jump into the main reason why we are all here!

Take a glimpse at the Tips and Video before proceeding to the written instructions!

5 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Recipe details

  • 10  Pieces
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients


  • 112 g (1Cup) - Blanched Almond Flour
  • 3 Tbsp - Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp - Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp - Water
  • 1/2 Cup - Chocolate chips

Instructions


Pre-heat the oven to 350F (175 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Measure almond flour and pass it through a sieve to remove lumps.
Mix the almond flour, sugar and baking powder. Next, add water and stir until blended (as shown in the video).
Add chocolate chips to the cookie dough mix.
Scoop out 1 Tbsp sized cookie dough and place it on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Press on it lightly to make it flat.
Bake in the pre-heated oven over a water bath for 10 min and without the water bath for 10 more minutes or until it turns golden brown. Check "Tips" Section on how to prepare the water bath.
Remove from the oven and cool for 10 min on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Tips

  • Ensure that the almond flour is blanched and not non-blanched.
  • The first 10 minutes of the bake needs to be over a water bath and the next 10 min without it.
  • Cooling the cookie after the bake is very essential. The cookie might look and feel like its not at all cooked when you take it out of the oven but it will get bit more crispy on the outside by the time it cools.

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