Happy Cookie Friday! It was time once more to heat up the oven and bake some delicious cakes. Today I got some simple and easy Almond Cookies for you – baked without any flour, so these little fellas are gluten-free. In case there is a shortage of flour again in the future you can bake these cookies without any problems and got a sweet snack ready in no time. You never know. Lockdown Part 2… ;)
Well, let’s hope there will be no more lockdowns or shortages of food or toilet paper in the near future – although baking cookies without flour every now and then is generally not a bad idea. The good old white wheat flour can be problematic sometimes – not only for people that have gluten intolerance. I myself, have no gluten intolerance and can theoretically eat food made with wheat flour, but I should actually avoid it. White wheat flour is a relatively empty energy source. Apart from the carbohydrates, there is not much left of the wheat grains in that highly processed flour. All “good” from the grain is basically removed and what remains is a low-fiber flour you can use well for bakes, but there are simply better ingredients out there to use in a healthy diet ;)
Almonds are fine to use in some recipes, like this one here, for example. Unfortunately, they won’t work as a substitute for flour everywhere. You will not get a fluffy and elastic texture in dough if you use almonds – for that you need gluten. A gluten-free yeast braid, for example, can be really yummy, but you in comparison with a yeast braid that was made with flour – two different worlds ;) Well… in this case here all is good – the almonds work perfectly for these cookies here, so let’s get rid of the white devil ;P
By the way, the cookies are also made without white sugar, but unfortunately not sugar-free. Too bad, I know ;) Instead of the industrial produced white devil’s stuff I used maple syrup. It’s also not the best if you are looking for a sugar replacement, but you save about 1/3 of the calories compared to regular white sugar and maple syrup has slightly more minerals and vitamins than regular sugar. Not much, but hey… ;)
Well. Back to the cookies. Here is the recipe.
Have a nice weekend ;)
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
2 cups (200g) almond flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup (100g) maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
some drops of almond extract
1/4 cup (20g) sliced almonds
1/2 TL Backpulver
1 TL Vanille Extrakt
ein paar Tropfen Bittermandelöl
20g Mandeln, gehobelt
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Add the almond flour and baking powder to a bowl and mix to combine. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract and mix until a dough starts coming together. Add the sliced almonds and fold in. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoons and place 8 dough portions on the baking sheet, flatten them a bit and bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden in color. Take out of the oven and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
2. Das Mandelmehl mit Backpulver in einer Schüssel vermischen. Ahornsirup, Vanille Extrakt und Bittermandelöl dazugeben und verrühren, bis der Teig anfängt zusammenzuhalten. Die gehobelten Mandeln dazugeben und unterheben. Mit einem Cookie Scoop (Eisportionierer) oder Esslöffeln acht Teigportionen auf das Blech setzen und flachdrücken – die Cookies laufen nicht auseinander. Für etwa 14-16 Minuten backen, bis sie etwas Farbe bekommen haben. Cookies aus dem Ofen holen und auf einem Kuchengitter komplett abkühlen lassen.
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Delicious and easy to prepare almond cookies – flavorful and chewy on the inside ;)
Keywords: almonds, cookies, easy, gluten-free