Almond Cloud Cookies – Naturally Gluten Free

If you love almonds these Almond Cloud Cookies are the perfect treat. Almost wholly composed of almonds and almond extract, they are chewy & light with a touch of sweet. And they’re gluten-free!

almond cookies stacked on white table with almonds around them.

Chewy Almond Cookies

I love this recipe! I first found it on the King Arthur Flour site, adapted it slightly, and love how it comes out. It’s so easy and is comprised of ingredients that are naturally gluten-free 🙂 , just almond paste (make sure to get the gluten-free brand), sugar, egg whites and extract. See, simple!

Almond Cloud Cookies prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

What comes out is a chewy cookie with almond flavors that just burst in the mouth. It is light and sweet and, believe me, hard to stop eating at just one. And, since anyone would enjoy this cookie, it’s a great cookie to add to any buffet or cookie exchange.

Almond Cloud Cookies cooling | 2 Cookin Mamas

It’s a new world out there, and many people have developed sensitivities, whether it’s gluten, dairy or nuts, that when hosting a party I think it’s important to make sure to have some gluten-free, dairy free and nut-free food on the table. Your “free” friends will thank you!

Almond Cloud Cookies 4 | 2 Cookin Mamas

I also learned something new while baking these cookies this year. When I gathered all my ingredients to make them, I read on the almond paste package that you can roll it out and use it as a gluten-free crust. Did you know that? Neither did I! It’s something I will be trying out in the near future to see how well it works. If you’ve ever tried it I would love to know what you think. It would be perfect for making gluten-free pies for my daughter’s family while they’re here over the holidays.

Almond Cloud Cookies closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

Enjoy!

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ALMOND CLOUD COOKIES
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
If you love almonds these Almond Cloud Cookies are the perfect treat. Almost wholly composed of almonds and almond extract, they are chewy, light with a touch of sweet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: almond cloud cookies, chewy almond paste cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 10 oz almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • Garnish: confectioner's sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat almond paste, sugar, salt, extract and almond oil. Whisk egg whites until foamy then add to almond mixture.
  3. Scoop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Space about 2" apart as they do tend to spread. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar then press down just slightly.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned around edges. Watch carefully as they tend to brown up fast once they get to that stage.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets. Store in airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
ALMOND CLOUD COOKIES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Almond Cloud Cookies – Naturally Gluten Free

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