FLOURLESS ALMOND COOKIES from SPAIN

recipe for flourless almond cookies by panning the globe

Cooking Light has released a new cookbook called Global Kitchen and I just received two copies – one for me and one for you (more about the giveaway after the recipe).  The book is filled with healthy and delicious recipes from all around the world – a book after my own heart! As I paged through, these flourless almond cookies caught my eye. I have to admit that the first thing that attracted me to them was how healthy they are.  There’s no butter or flour – they’re made mostly  from almonds. They bake up crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, with a fresh nutty flavor and a hint of lemon.

spanish flourless almond cookies

Spain is one of the worlds largest almond producing countries and desserts made with almond flour are common.  Almond flour is simply blanched almonds, with the brown skin removed, that are finely ground.

grinding almonds to make flour

Once you grind the almonds for 20 seconds or so, add the egg, sugar, lemon zest and salt, and pulse until you get a sticky dough.

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These Spanish almond cookies are also great if you happen to be eating gluten free, dairy free, or if you’re looking for a sweet treat for Passover.

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I hope you enjoy the cookies, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of Cooking Light Global Kitchen cookbook.

FLOURLESS ALMOND COOKIES from SPAIN
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 24
 
Crunchy nutty almond cookies - gluten free and dairy free.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched slivered almonds
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 24 roasted salted almonds to top cookies (or use any type of almond you like)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. Put almonds in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Process for 15-20 seconds or until they are finely ground. Add the sugar, egg, lemon and salt to the bowl of the food processor and pulse 20-25 times, until the mixture becomes sticky and holds together.
  3. Make 24 dough balls. Pull out about a tablespoon of dough at a time. Squeeze it and roll it. Spread balls out evenly on prepared baking sheet. Press a whole roasted almond down into each cookie. Bake in the center of the oven for 16 minutes. Cool cookies on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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This brand new cookbook: Global Kitchen from Cooking Light is filled with exciting healthy recipes from around the world that are easy to cook and enjoy at home.

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27 Responses to “FLOURLESS ALMOND COOKIES from SPAIN”

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  1. Becky says:

    AND Gluten free!!! Awesome:))

  2. Eileen says:

    These look wonderful! They sound like just the thing for my son-in-law. They don’t sound too sweet either. I already subscribe to your post via email, and I don’t do tweets, Pinterest, etc. I don’t see how to enter your contest by just commenting.
    I have made several of your recipes, and can’t wait to try the pain au chocolat. I went to Trader Joe’s to buy the puff pastry and they only carry it during the holidays, so I’ll have to go to another store to get some.
    Thanks for your intriguing recipes.

  3. Hi Eileen, I just added a “leave a comment” option for entering the contest. Thanks for your kind words and I really appreciate your suggestion regarding the contest. Lisa

  4. Hannah says:

    I love my mom’s chocolate chip cookies!!!! Classic and hard to beat with a glass of ice cold milk!

  5. zoe lee says:

    I make my daughtet oatmeal “cookies” with just a couple of ingredients: Oats, banana and raisins, almonds or chocolate chips mix them all up, drop them into the oven and then bake. super healthy and delish for a 4 year old, and better than from a box or bag :)

  6. Tari Lawson says:

    I love these cream cheese cookies my mom makes that are filled with cherry preserves and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

  7. Daria says:

    Can you use almond meal instead of grinding up almonds?

  8. Yes! Almond meal, almond flour and ground almonds are all the same. Check the ingredients on your bag of almond meal to make sure, but the almond meal I’ve used, such as Bob’s Red Mill, are simply ground almonds.

  9. Diane Baum says:

    lOVE this for my glutten free hubby

  10. rhiannon says:

    toooo many favorite cookies. They’re the easiest things to make for last minute company! I like these almond pillow cookies that are made with almond paste (yum). I also like just making brown sugar cookies with walnuts- basically chocolate chips minus the chips. And i sub in half whole wheat flour/half almond flour instead of all purpose, and switch out the white sugar for honey

  11. Christine says:

    love my oatmeal cookies, just halve the sugar in recipe.

  12. Eugenia Hall says:

    My favorite cookies are my own recipe for oatmeal cookies with diced dried apricots, dried cranberries and toasted pecans.

  13. I love shortbread cookies made from real butter. I was quite intrigued with this recipe because it’s flourless. And the ‘from Spain’ entices me too. A little teeny mini-vacation—

  14. Lorena Keech says:

    Maybe not the healthiest cookie but we love Oatmeal Raisin

  15. Daniel M says:

    my fav cookies are snickerdoodles!

  16. Carolsue says:

    I like Oatmeal and Raisin cookies as well as gingersnaps and sugar cookies. I can’t think of a particularly healthy cookie right off ….

  17. alyce poalillo says:

    I love shortbread cookies and they are not really healthy and I feel if I am going to eat a treat it should be a good one.

  18. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite cookies are sugar cookies. I have begun to make them with honey instead of white sugar to be a little healthier.

  19. Sand says:

    I love pizzelles.

  20. Candie L says:

    I do not have any healthy recipes to share but I love peanut butter cookies. THank you

  21. MARIA simon says:

    I love homemade choc chip cookies and you can actually make them a bit healthier by adding pumpkin instead of the eggs :) comes out very moist thanks

  22. Samantha says:

    I am an old-fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie gal!

  23. M. Sun says:

    Trying to enter the cookbook giveaway but all its been doing is loading for the last 15 min. Tried twice. Says there are still five hours before contest closes. Oh well

  24. Kristen D. says:

    my favorite cookies are snickerdoodles!

  25. Mindy says:

    My favorite cookie recipe is a chocolate chip cookie with a secret ingredient: molasses! Yum.

  26. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… we are on a continuing quest to tweak our oatmeal-coconut-pumpkin cookie recipe.

  27. Kerry Clark says:

    Great recipe, cute little cookies. I am going to put in more lemon rind, and less sugar next time. Thank you very much for your low fat recipe.

    Kerry

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