Friday, July 25, 2014

Easy Almond Cookies for the Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Not to name names, but some people out there can't eat gluten or dairy at the moment, and they run a lot of miles every week, and now their pants are falling down.

If you want to fatten those people up, you can make these cookies I just invented (heavily inspired by an earlier peanut butter iteration). They are gluten-free and dairy-free, and they look and taste normal!

Here's how:

*Easy Gluten-Free Almond Cookies*

Preheat the oven to 325, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

With a sturdy spoon, or in a Kitchenaid mixer, mix
1 c. almond butter
 1 egg
1 c. sugar
 1/4 c. ground almonds
 1 t. vanilla
 and, if you like, about 1/4 c. slivered almonds*.

Form the dough into balls using about a soup spoon of dough at a time, and flatten them gently on the cookie sheet, leaving enough room for them to spread just a little.

Bake for about 12-14 minutes: you can go for softer or crispier.

*These are optional but they will give your unbaked cookies a charming resemblance to the "porcupine" meatballs that perhaps your grandmother made you, with rice and tomato sauce. 


Rose said...

Not to mention names Anna, but if the running shrinking person who isn't having gluten or dairy would happen to be a great ice-cream lover, coconut or almond milk is an excellent substitute for dairy in your regular ice-cream recipes.

Fiona said...

Half of us are now gluten, dairy AND sugar free, as of last week. I might play around with this recipe using stevia, I tried some similar biscuits with honey last week, but we have to watch honey intake, too. Maybe I should take up running too, very little shrinking around my waist yet ... Perhaps I'm overdoing it on the nuts ;-)

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