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Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

These 5 ingredient cookies will become your new favourite sweet treat!
When you bite through the crunchy exterior of these biscuits you will discover a rich, chewy interior. The dense texture that the almond meal provides is deeply satisfying.
Course Snack, Sweet
Cuisine European, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 139kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 3 cups almond meal spooned into the cup, loosely packed - See Note 1
  • 1 cup caster/superfine sugar
  • 1/8 tsp almond essence or to taste
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup flaked almonds
  • icing sugar to dust optional


  • Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (360 F).
    Place non-stick baking paper onto oven trays.
  • Put almond flakes into a flat bowl or onto a plate.
  • Combine almond meal, sugar and almond essence in a large bowl. Add the lightly beaten egg whites and stir until the mixture forms a firm paste.
  • Roll small balls of the mixture, about 3 cm (or 1 1/4 inch) in diameter in the flaked almonds.
  • Place the balls onto baking paper-lined oven trays and gently flatten them a little.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned.
  • Cool on racks.
    Store in an airtight container for up to a week.



  1. Spoon the almond meal into the cup gently.
    Never use the cup to scoop your ingredients – you may compact the contents in the measuring cup, and this will cause the recipe to not work accurately.
  2. All ovens vary in temperature slightly, and as such we have provided a time range for doneness on this recipe. 
  3. Please note, the nutritional information is based on one cookie. Please note, the nutritional information is an estimate only.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.7mg