Gluten-Free Almond Cookies Recipe
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Gluten-Free Almond Cookies Recipe

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My friend on a gluten-free diet loved these fantastic cookies so much, she had to ask for the recipe! Quick and easy, they taste as good as the decadent treats I make using puff pastry and almond paste. Everyone loves these! —SHERRI COX, LUCASVILLE, OHIO
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) almond paste
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 61 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, beat almond paste and sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg whites and salt until smooth. Drop by scant tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Almond Cookies in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p95

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Great treat for my gluten free AND diabetic friends. Thanks, Sherri but now I'm dying to hear about your puff pastry recipe with almond paste!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"H as anyone tried honey with these cookies? Would that even woork"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I have made these cookies several times now. I have found that instead of beating the almond paste and sugar, it is much easier to use a pastry blender to mix. It gives a good crumbly texture and makes the rest of the process easier. Cookies have turned out great every time and disappear fast!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I have sister and granddaughter that need to be gluten free. They were thrilled to have these cookies. I did make my own almond paste from another TOH recipe, a little tedious to blanch the almonds but not hard, it was a lot cheaper. Will be making them again."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Fantastic! Even my kids loved it."

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