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Gluten-free and grain-free almond cookies on a plate.
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4.95 from 20 votes

Almond Cookies

These almond cookies are made with almond flour, almond extract and topped with sliced almonds. They're buttery, soft and melt in your mouth delicious. Gluten-free + grain-free.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond cookies
Servings: 12


  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sliced or whole almonds for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes) with a hand mixer or standing mixer. Add egg and almond extract and whisk again until combined.
    Cookie dough in a bowl with an egg added to it.
  • Add almond flour, baking powder and salt to wet ingredients and stir using a spoon until just combined.
    Almond flour, baking soda and salt added to dough mixture.
  • Scoop the dough into 12 even balls using a cookie scoop or Tablespoon. Top with almonds and press down slightly.
    Almond cookie dough shaped into 12 balls on a parchment lined baking sheet topped with almond slivers.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until edges are slightly browned.
    Twelve almond cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1 cookie | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g