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Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies

Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond  Cookies are also flourless, and these cookies will be a hit with people who like almonds. Check out Dessert Recipes for more cookie options!

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I’m definitely not a baker, but when I shared the improved version of Flourless Sugar-Free Chocolate Shortbread Cookies last week, I talked about how Kara and I have a project going to update some of the cookie recipes on the blog. Mostly we are switching out the sweeteners to use golden Monkfruit Sweetener in a lot of older cookie recipes that had a bit of brown sugar. And that change will make the cookies sugar-free and lower in carbs, which I bet most of my readers will like. (Check out Six Delicious Sugar-Free and Flourless Cookies to Bake for Christmas to see all the cookie recipes I’ve been working on!)

We made these Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies a few times and settled on a recipe with a little added almond extract as the one we liked best, but if you don’t want to buy that the cookies will still be tasty without it.

And a fun historical note about this recipe. Years ago Kalyn’s Kitchen was part of Holiday 2009 at Oprah.com, and this was one of the recipes being featured there! Now my little moment of fame on Oprah.com is no longer on Oprah’s site, but it’s still a fun memory!

I’m calling these Triple Almond Cookies because the recipe has blanched almond flour, almond butter, and chopped almonds (and if you use the almond extract, you could call them quadruple almond cookies, but that seems a bit like overkill.)

Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies on KalynsKitchen.com

We used the KitchenAid Stand Mixer again for these cookies, but you can use a hand mixer if that’s what you have. Preheat the oven to 350F/170C. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In the mixer bowl, beat together the eggs, Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated SweetenerLakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, (or sweeteners of your choice), baking powder, vanilla, salt, and almond extract if using. Then add the almond flour and beat until it’s well combined.

Then add the almond butter and beat to combine. (The mixture will be stiff.) We used whole almonds with skins for texture; chop up enough almonds to make 3/4 cup chopped almonds and gently mix those into the dough.

Scoop out one tablespoon of dough at a time, roll into a ball, and place on parchment paper on the baking sheet. Press cookies down so they’re flat and press one whole almond into the center of each cookie. Bake cookies about 16 minutes, or until they’re barely starting to brown and still feel slightly soft. Let them cool at least 20 minutes or longer; they will harden more as they cool.

Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies on KalynsKitchen.com

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Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies

These Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies have been updated for Christmas 2018; hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 6 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. almond extract (probably optional, but use it if you prefer a stronger almond flavor)
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds, plus 20 whole almonds for the tops of the cookies

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/170C. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. We used the KitchenAid Stand Mixer for these cookies, but you can use a hand mixer if that’s what you have. In the mixer bowl, beat together the eggs, Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated SweetenerLakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, (or sweeteners of your choice), baking powder, vanilla, salt, and almond extract if using.
  3. Then add the almond flour and beat until it’s well combined.
  4. Then add the almond butter and beat to combine. (The mixture will be stiff.)
  5. Chop up enough whole almonds with skins to make 3/4 cup chopped almonds and gently mix those into the dough.
  6. Scoop out one tablespoon of dough at a time, roll into a ball, and place on parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  7. Press cookies down so they’re flat and press one whole almond into the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake cookies about 16 minutes, or until they’re barely starting to brown and still feel slightly soft. Let them cool at least 20 minutes or longer; they will harden more as they cool.

Notes:

This recipe originally created by Kalyn with inspiration from several recipes. The improved version was tested several times with Kara.

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Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
When made with low-calorie sweeteners like I used, these Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies should be approved for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet. Almond flour is limited to phase two or three for the South Beach Diet, but if you’re looking for a healthier holiday treat, these are pretty SBD friendly.

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    23 Comments on “Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies”

  1. Hi Kalyn,
    So excited to see your Sugar, Gluten cookie list. I saw people talking about Agave nectar in the comments BUT don’t see it mentioned in the recipe. I’ve used Spenda in the past but for our taste it has quite an after taste and I’m learning about Agave Nectar. Do I put the same amount of Agave Nectar in the recipe as you list for the MonkFruit Sweetner? Is the amount you specify for a liquid or dry sweetner? If Dry, are there any modifications I need to make to balance using a liquid sweetner as regards the dry ingredients?

    Love your site and getting to know it more. Thanks for all that you do.

    • I think I better delete some of those old comments so it’s not confusing. I had a few older cookies recipes that used agave nectar, but it added quite a bit of sugar. So my niece and I worked on the cookies to make them with sugar-free sweeteners, sometimes changing the recipe quite a bit to get an improved version with good flavor. You wouldn’t be able to use agave to replace the sweeteners we used, but you can use any kind of dry granulated sweetener of your choice. We got best flavor with a combination of sweeteners, but you can use only one if you prefer.

  2. Could you post the nutritional breakdown?

    Thank you, these look delicious!

    M

    • More than a year ago I switched my site to WordPress, which created the need to edit by hand to add more than 2,000 recipes to the preferred format for google. I have been working on that (with three assistants) for more than a year, so there is no possibility of me being able to calculate nutritional information until that project is completed. And I know that once I start doing nutrition info on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe, which is why I have decided to keep these two projects completely separate.

      If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I am able to do at this time.

  3. I’ve never used monkfruit sweetener, and now that you’re updating your cookie recipes, I’m curious to try it. I don’t use white sugar much, but I use brown sugar to make sauces, so I think I’ll try it there first.

    • Hi Lydia, I think Ted liked the sweetener packets with it when I had them in D.C., but not 100% sure. Of course nothing tastes as good as sugar (especially brown sugar) but I do like the Monkfruit Sweetener quite well.

  4. Love this recipe so much. The don’t have splenda here but I have made them using coconut palm sugar (same amounts) or substituting the splenda for half a cup of honey. Love the amount of variations that work like dark chocolate or dried berries. Keep posting the lovely recipes!

  5. Todd I probably didn't know as much about agave when I titled this recipe, but still, 1 TABLESPOON of agave in a recipe that makes 24 cookies?

  6. Some of the recipes say they are sugar free but call for agave. That would technically make them NOT sugar free.

  7. Sweet and savory, I love it when things work out like that. Hope you like the cookies.

  8. This is a gluten free dieter's delight, meaning my husband. What is curious is, that for the first time, I bought almond butter, last Thurday, with no idea what to do with it. It just sounded like the right time to do, and indeed, it seems it was.

    If I make these soon, Kalyn, I will let you know how they came out. I am baking for Chanukah so the time is now.

  9. Valerie, I think a lot of us eat things during the holidays that we would normally avoid! That’s why going back to phase one is so great. Very interesting about the anise. Will have to try that myself.

  10. Yum! My fiance and I made this as a transition treat (we fell off the South Beach wagon hard for the holidays), and they were the perfect little dessert.

    I had a happy accident when making these – I grabbed anise extract instead of vanilla extract and dumped the full teaspoonful in before I noticed. When I realized it, I added the vanilla extract also and kept on going – but the final product was still yummy! The anise extract made the cookies taste like biscotti, without the tooth-breaking crunchiness!

  11. I also want to make cookies.
    I look at this picture and I feel hungry.
    I want to eat something early.

  12. Triple almond??? This sounds even more delicious than traditional sugar-and-gluten-loaded cookies!

  13. RecipeGirl, I only make this kind of thing occasionally myself. Glad you like it.

    Maria, thanks. I’m not the cookie expert as you know, but these are very good cookies! Susan, Happy Holidays to you. And just think, you got me to enter a baking event!

    Arfi, the almond butter was so delicious! My first time trying it too.

    Jude, loved the almond butter!

  14. Yum- a triple almond treat. And gluten-free to boot. What’s not to love?

  15. Kalyn, everytime I come here, I will find something new. This time is almond butter. What an idea!

  16. Oh! Almond butter. I was wondering what the third type of almond is.

  17. Any cookie with the words “Triple Almond” would go to the top of my cookie list, sugar or no sugar. Thanks for the sweet words too. Happy Holidays, my dear. 🙂

  18. Triple Almond? Triple YUM!! These look wonderful!

  19. I love that you’re including some sugar free options for us over the holidays. My FIL has to remain on a low-sugar diet so I occasionally make these sorts of treats for him. Thanks for the new idea!