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 (affiliate link) 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 buried back in the archives 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.)

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How to Make Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies:

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  1. We used the KitchenAid Stand Mixer (affiliate link) 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.
  2. In the mixer bowl, beat together the eggs, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener 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. 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.
  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.

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Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies

Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies

Yield 20 small cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

These Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies will be a hit with people who like almonds!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/170C. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. We used the KitchenAid Stand Mixer (affiliate link) for these cookies, but you can use a hand mixer if that's what you have. In the mixer bowl, beat together the eggs, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener 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

We first made this recipe with a combination of Stevia granulated sweetener and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), but now I would prefer all Monkfruit for baking. Sweetener is calculated as zero net carbs for nutritional information.

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 4.2gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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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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