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Tasty Tuesday: Cookies! Almond Sugar Cookies!

Unlike the rest of my family, I am not one to marvel at the deliciousness of cookies. I much more prefer muffins, cupcakes and other “cakey” desserts. And maybe because I am not easily impressed by cookies, I can definitely recognize a delicious sugar cookie when I see one.

This is one of them. Trust me!

I was looking for a no-fuss cookie recipe (few and familiar ingredients) and this one from Elana’s Pantry fits the bill perfectly. I made a few changes to the original recipe and came up with my (improved, dare I say) version.

Yummy almond sugar cookies for picky eaters

These sugar cookies look fancy, but they are so easy to make that I think my 7-year old son could prepare them in his sleep. Especially the glaze: 3 ingredients thrown in a small pot on the stove, stirred for 5 minutes or so, and then ready.

I used the Paleo Chocolate Frosting recipe from Elana’s Pantry to make the pretty and delicious chocolate glaze. I made a few changes to this recipe as well. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips as I didn’t have the dark ones that I usually use. I also mixed and stirred all the ingredients in a small pot on the stove until the chocolate chips were melted. I removed the pot from the stove and allowed to cool off a bit.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with the sugar cookies. As usual, they are dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free. The recipe makes 19 sugar cookies, but the number varies according to the size of your cookies.

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Tasty Tuesday: Cookies! Almond Sugar Cookies!
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 19
Almond Sugar Cookies - Deeeelicious!
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl, adding one at a time in the order mentioned above.
  3. Use your fingers to shape the cookies. I made round cookies.
  4. Place the sugar cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 17 minutes or until the cookies are lightly brown on the edges. Your oven might be different than mine. You might also make smaller cookies than mine. So please check the cookies often after the 7 minute mark.
  6. Remove the sugar cookies from oven and allow them to cool.
  7. Prepare the glaze while they cool off.
  8. Dip the cooled sugar cookies in the chocolate glaze.
  9. Place the cookies on a plate, 1 inch or so apart and then put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the glaze to harden.


Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! I know for sure you will! We had friends over, and 4 adults and 4 kids fought over these cookies 🙂 . My parents got their share too. They also gave awesome reviews. Next on the list are my parents-in-law, who are visiting today.

If you want another cookie as delicious as this one, I think you will also like these Crispy Cocoa Cookies.

Please let me know how these almond sugar cookies turn out if you make them for your family!



2017-03-18T11:09:00+00:00By |Categories: Dessert, Nutrition, Picky eating, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |14 Comments

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Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child's nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!


  1. Adree March 21, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Awesome recipe! I love that there is no sugar in these sugar cookies! I have been looking for a recipe like this for a few months, so glad I found this.

    • Alina March 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Adree, I am so glad you like them!

  2. Brit Strawbridge March 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I actually JUST made cookies today – but these almond ones looks so yummy! The next time I get almond flour I will have to keep these in mind, thanks for sharing!

    • Alina March 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      You NEED to make them, Brit :). They are excellent!

  3. kirstin morabito March 22, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    These look super yummy and not hard to make! I’ll have to pin this recipe for later! Thanks!

    • Alina March 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      Yes, Kirstin. Easy and delicious :). Thank you for pinning!

  4. Kate A March 22, 2017 at 7:34 am - Reply

    These cookies look awesome- especially with the chocolate. Making me want some cookies for breakfast right now!

    • Alina March 25, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Kate, these cookies work well with a green smoothie. The best breakfast ever!

  5. ashley peavey March 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    These look so good. I need to make some!

    • Alina March 25, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      I hope you’ll get the chance to make them, Ashley. You will definitely not regret!

  6. Rebekah March 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I love using almond flour in my cookies! The addition of orange zest sounds delightful!

    • Alina March 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Rebekah, the orange zest makes them quite flavourful.

  7. Sheila June 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    This recipe was amazing. I used it and flattened it out on a pizza pan (note sue parchment paper) and baked it until golden brown. Then I topped it with a honey and goat cheese thinned with goat yogurt (I can’t do cow dairy) and I think you could use daiya cream “cheese” and a little ripple or almond milk to think with some honey and it would work well and I also added some cinnamon to the icing. Iced it and topped with fruit to make a fruit pizza – it was a huge hit. I zested an orange – used the zest from whole orange and I did add 1 tsp of vanilla extract as well. It was amazing. Thank you for this recipe, I will use it for many bases to cookies – I think any zests could change the flavor. I am glad I can eat eggs – I developed some allergies in adulthood that has made eating challenging but it has been fun finding delicious substitutes.

    • Alina June 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Sheila, I am so happy you made the recipe work for you! Those changes sound delicious.
      Yeah, food allergies are never fun :(.

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