almond cookies on a plate

Almond Cookies

almond cookies on a plate

Almond Cookies

These are a bit of a cross between a cookie and a cake as they don't really crisp. They hit the sweet craving spot without containing fructose. To make them into cakes see the variation in the recipe notes below.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 125 g dextrose
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 1 egg for an egg substitute see bottom of page
  • 1 tsp almond essence sugar free (omit this if making ginger cookies)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence sugar free

Instructions
 

  • Pre heat oven to 180 fan, 200 electric or Gas 6.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, to make a smooth paste.
  • Divide the mixture between two baking sheets, covered in parchment or silicone sheets. 12 tea-spoonfuls on each, using the back of a teaspoon to spread them into thin circles approx 5 cm in diameter. They will spread when cooking so leave enough room.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheets.
  • They store for a couple of days in an airtight box.

Notes

A variation would be to make ginger flavoured cookies. Omit the almond essence and add 1 tsp of ground ginger.
For an egg substitute click here
To make orange madeleines: add an extra 15g of dextrose, 20g buckwheat flour, 1/2 tsp of baking powder and use 2tsp orange essence in place of the vanilla and almond. Divide between 12 fairy cake cases and cook on 160 fan for 20 minutes.

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