Monday, December 19, 2011

Sugar free Almond Flour Cookies(Gluten, Grain & Egg free)


I make cookies only with Almond Flour nowadays for my family,  they are not alone gluten, grain free but also high in protein and very nutritious. But you will still see some cookies with whole wheat, oats etc in future posts which were all done in my earlier attempt few years back and which I still bake for people who are on a nut free diet.  In all my almond flour cookie recipes I use maple syrup as sweetener which is all natural and doesn’t cause cavities like sugar does. So they are safe for dental health but still they are sweetener which will increase blood sugar for people with diabetes. So I tried using Stevia and Xylitol as the sweetening agent couple of times before I nailed down this recipe. Stevia definitely had an after taste and with xylitol the taste was good but with almond flour which is gluten free and no eggs, the cookie didn’t have a structure and was all crumbly.  Bean flours are used as binding agent in lot of gluten free cooking and taking that as an inspiration, I tried to combine almond flour and split chick pea flour(besan) with xylitol and the cookie was much better than the stevia and the earlier xylitol version. If you are on a low glycemic diet do try this one out and do let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 10 to 12 Minutes

Makes Around – 10 to 12 Cookies


Almond flour - 1/2 Cup

Besan(Split Chick Pea flour) - 1/3 Cup

Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp (Saffron & cardamom, Cinnamom, Cardamom & Rose Water, Orange extract & Orange rind are the different flavors I tried and liked them all)

Xlitol powdered - 1/4 cup

Clarified butter - 1/4 cup

Baking Soda – pinch

Salt – pinch

Almond flakes – 1 Tbsp


1)  Combine the almond flour, split chick pea flour, powdered xylitol, baking soda and salt.

2) To this add vanilla extract and clarified butter and make a smooth dough.

3) Preheat an oven to 350 degree Fahrehiet and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.

4) Make 10 to 12 equal sized balls out of the cookie dough and with your hands press them gently into flat balls and place them with equal distance in the baking tray. Take some flaked almonds in your hand and gently top each cookie with few flakes and press with your finger so that the flakes touch the dough and hold on without falling.

5) Bake for 10-12 minutes till the cookies are slightly browned, remove the tray and let it sit out for 2-3 minutes and then remove the cookies and cool in a wire rack.

6) Store in an airtight container once completely cooled and keeps good at room temperature for 4-5 days.



Sending this to Julie’s Christmas Delicacy Event

Sending this to Cookie Love- Blog Hop guest hosted by Raji of Vegetarian Tastebuds.

Sending this to Cakes and More - Cookie Fest.

Off to Spicy Treat’s Bake Fest #2 an event started by Vardhini.

Off to Edible entertainment’s Jingle all the way.


faseela said...

cookies with besan.....amazing...

Kavi said...

very interesting!
Would love to include it in my event. If possible, please go through the rules of my event Jingle All The Way and link your post there.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Just wanted to add guilt free with your delicious looking cookies.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Interesting recipe...cookies look delicious..

sangee vijay said...

loved all your guilt free recipes n this cookies looks so yummy n very nice recipe too..
plz link it to bake fest(if u r interested)

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Julie said...

Lovely healthy cookies..Yum yum!!
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum

Priya said...

These cookies looks absolutely marvellous and stunning..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very yummy cookies..

Priti said...

Yummy n healthy ..looks so fab

Kaveri said...

Lovely cookies.

Prathima Rao said...

Fabulous looking cookies!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

anthony stemke said...

Delicious healthy cookies, thanks for sharing.

Swathi said...

Cookies with besan and almond meal delicious. Love to try them.

Daksha said...

Looks perfect cookies and healthy too. Thanks for sharing very healthy recipes. lovely and useful space. follow u:).

Gayathri NG said...

Perfect n delicious cookies...

Miriam said...

I can never get enough healthy treats!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Jay said...

these looks sooo exquisite n nice...excellent presentation as well dear..:)

Tasty Appetite

sangee vijay said...

thank you Sadhana for linking this yummy recipe to Bake fest event..
Spicy Treats
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Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway

Vidhya said...

These cookies will make a wonderful after school snack for growing kids.

wok with ray said...

The cooking look delicious!

Kavi said...

thanks so much for linking this lip smacking dish to Jingle All The Way. Looks lovely! :)
Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

Ramya said...

lovely and crispy looking cookies

Anzz said...

The cookies look crisp, delicious and melt in the mouths kind. Great recipe. Hope you had a great christmas.

Plateful said...

I love how you cook so healthy -- I haven't yet tried almond flour, not easily available where I live. You know, my new post is a cookie too-- GF (flourless) and diary free :)

Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Anzz said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, filled with loads of happiness, good health and wonderful blessings. May all your wishes come true.

DV said...

Yummy cookies! Almond flour is something new to me...will try to bake something with it soon :)

Happy new year to u and your loved ones! :)

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