Monday, May 2, 2011

Almond Flour Crisscross (Egg Free, Gluten & Grain Free)

 If you are looking for gluten free, grain free baking alternate, Almond flour is the best choice taste wise as well as nutrition wise. Very low in carbohydrates and high in protein and with a sweet nutty taste, they give a great taste to the baked goods. If you are on a gluten free diet and have tried out all the gluten free flours like rice, bean flour etc. You will know what I am talking about. In fact, this is the only flour I use now a days for making different kinds of cookies for my kids.



Even though maple syrup is much healthier alternate than refined sugar and don't cause cavities like sugar. For people with diabetes, maple syrup because of its fructose content is not the recommended sweetener.

This recipe is so simple to make, please do try out and let me know.



Preparation Time - 5 Minutes

Cooking Time - 10 - 12 Minutes

Makes - Around 20-24 Cookies





Ingredients



Almond Flour - 2 cups
Maple syrup - 1/2 cup
Melted Clarified Butter(Ghee) - 2 oz
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt pinch
Vanilla extract few drops


Method



1) Combine Almond flour, baking soda and salt.



2) To this add the melted clarified butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract.



3) Combine thoroughly and make a dough and at this point it will be very sticky. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or just leave it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes so that the dough is easy to handle and not sticky.



4) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie trays with parchment paper.



5) Pinch out 20-24 small sized balls with even sizes out of the cookie dough and with center of your palm, roll them to make perfect shaped balls and place them in baking tray with enough space between each one



6) Flatten them slightly and using a fork press each one of the cookie to form a criss cross pattern and bake for 10 to 12 minutes till they are slightly brown.



7) Remove them and cool them in a wire rack and store in a airtight container. This keep good in room temperature for at least a week.(Haven't lasted more than a week, even though I make double batch most of the times).





23 comments:

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

These sound like perfect tea cookies. I love almond flour! Delicious :-)

Prathima Shivraj said...

Yum Yum Cookies, looks perfect.

sangee vijay said...

Woooow....amazing cookies...very innovative recipe n thanx for sharing...lovely clicks!!!!

Padhu said...

Looks so tempting!

Padhu said...

Looks so tempting! Nice pictures

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so very yummy and tempting... Would be great to have with a steaming cup of tea...

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

this is amazing...

Raji said...

Definitely simple but I bet very tasty tea time cookies.

aipi said...

I am so amazed by these interesting healthy recipes every time I visit you. Keep up the great work!
The cookies came out perfect looking.
US Masala

Vidhya said...

Cookies looks so delectable.

Usha said...

Simple and delicious cookies ! Looks fantastic...

Sobha Shyam said...

The cookies look great..liked the idea of adding maple syrup instead of sugar...simple recipe!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, to know that it is gluten and egg free, is absolutely amazing, love them :)

Priya said...

Those crisscross looks super fabulous and wonderful, wat a healthy and guiltfree cookies to enjoy..

Pasta and Paratha said...

Never tried Almond flour, your recipes are so healthy and look delicious too.

Nandini's Food said...

Perfectly baked cookies! Feel like grabbing all those and munch it.

SouthindianHome said...

Delicious cookies. Looks perfect
South Indian Home

Miriam said...

Hi there! I just sent a close relative your site who just found out about all kinds of food allergies (I think your site will be a big help). The cookies look fabulous! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Malar Gandhi said...

Almond flour - sounds terrific, never had a clue to use them this way...yes this is absolutely a stunning recipe

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks every one for your nice words. Really appreciate your time. Miriam, I am glad my blog is of some small help to people with food allergies. I personally know how difficult it is to manage if you have lot of dietary restrictions.

Maria said...

I'll have to try these, they sound just perfect!

saffronstreaks said...

perfect tea time cookies, at the same time amazed to see how much healthy it is, almond flours are great in cakes too.

Vardhini said...

First time here. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
The cookies look so inviting :)

I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes and I see those in here .. Following you .. Do visit back often :)

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

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