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Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

 Gluten-Free Almond Cookies
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
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.