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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies

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These 3-ingredient almond flour cookies are healthy and delicious cookies that are gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Plus, they taste the best, and have vegan and keto options too.

With every bite, you have a tender and melt-in-mouth texture with slight crispy crumbs. 

almond flour cookies plate in a white tray with a glass of orange juice

3-ingredient almond flour cookies have NO GRAIN, NO EGG, NO BUTTER, NO OIL, or NO REFINED SUGAR and yet they taste amazing. They are crispy on the outside and have a tender and chewy texture in the center. They are perfectly sweet and have a beautiful buttery flavor without any butter or oil.

Made with 3 ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish — these cookies will be your favorite go-to cookies for any occasion. The dough making takes only about a minute and shaping balls takes about 5 minutes. 

This almond flour cookies recipe might be one the best, quickest, and simplest almond flour cookie recipes that are made with almond flour, honey (or maple syrup), baking powder, and some water (I don’t count water in ingredients). That’s it.

two almond flour cookies in a blue plate with a glass of orange juice

What comes to your mind when you hear about healthy almond flour cookies, and that also made only with 3 ingredients? “Wow!”, is the only answer I could think of, isn’t it? 

These cookies are really wow in every way possible. Be it the looks, or ease of making, or ingredient list, or taste. These almond flour cookies tick all the boxes that make them THE BEST ALMOND FLOUR COOKIES for any day.

Almond flour cookies are certainly one of those cookies that you can have with your evening tea every day without guilt. You can also give them to your kids for snacking without a worry. Kids would just love them because they are just perfect.

Make these incredibly easy to bake almond flour cookies and serve them to your family, friends, neighbours — they would love them. 

eight almond flour cookies in a arranged in a white tray

What are the features of Almond Flour Cookies?

These almond flour cookies are loaded with features that make them extraordinary. 

This almond flour cookies recipe:

✔︎ is made with only with 3-ingredients

✔︎ is oil and butter-free

✔︎ can also be made with 2-ingredients

✔︎ is healthier and delicious

✔︎ has no grain so it is suitable for Paleo friendly diet

✔︎ is a healthy option for afternoon snacking

✔︎ ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish

✔︎ can also be packed in kids snack box

✔︎ is gluten-free, and egg-free

✔︎ can also be vegan

✔︎ is super versatile

How to Make 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies?

These 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies are very simple and easy to make. To make this simple recipe, all you need to do is mix 3 simple ingredients to make cookie dough, then shape it into balls, and bake. That’s it.

This is how you can make 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies in 4 simple steps:

Step 1: Add almond flour, baking powder, and honey to the mixing bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Add some water to knead cookie dough.

Step 3: Then shape the dough into 9 or 12 balls and flatten them using a fries knife or a fork.

Step 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool completely and enjoy! 

For a full list of 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

a female holding almond flour cookies plate with one hand and a cookie with other hand

What are the ingredients needed to make Almond Flour Cookies?

These cookies use 3 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. These ingredients are:

  • Almond flour: 

Use the blanched fine almond flour for making these cookies. If you use a coarse almond meal, then shaping them into balls would be a bit hard and you won’t get a smooth texture.

  • Honey/Maple syrup: 

I used honey in this cookie recipe, but you can also use maple syrup. Agave syrup can also be used in this cookie recipe.

  • Baking Powder:

I used some baking powder as a raising agent, but adding baking powder is completely optional here. 

  • Water: 

About 1 tablespoon of water is used for kneading the dough. You can also use milk instead of water. Coconut milk or almond milk both will work here.

How to Make 3-Ingredient Vegan Almond Flour Cookies?

To make Vegan Almond Flour Cookies, replace honey with maple syrup, agave syrup, or coconut sugar. 

How to Make 3-Ingredient Keto Almond Flour Cookies?

I have honey in this cookie recipe, so if you want to make these cookies keto-friendly then simply swap honey with low-carb and keto-friendly sugar.

two hands holding two halve pieces of almond flour cookies with cookie plate and a juice glass

How To Store Almond Flour Cookies?

These Almond Flour Cookies do not have any eggs or milk, so they store quite well at room temperature when stored in an air-tight cookie jar. You can store them for up to 2 weeks.

How can I make these Almond Flour Cookies more fancy?

These cookies taste best with simple ingredients. You really don’t need extra ingredients to make them. However, if you are into fancy stuff, then you can surely make them more exciting by adding some extracts, or sprinkles, or nuts, chocolate, etc.

Below are some add-ons that can be added to these almond flour cookies:

  • Extracts: You can add about 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, almond, orange, or lemon extract to these cookies.

  • A pinch of sea salt can be added to the dough.

  • To give them a citrus-y touch, feel free to add about 1 teaspoon of orange, lemon, or lime zest to the cookie dough.

  • Sprinkles: After shaping cookies, you can also top them with the sprinkles of your choice. It won’t be that healthy though.

  • Chocolate: You can also half dip these cookies in melted dark, milk or white chocolate. Or drizzle them with melted chocolate.

  • You can also roll these cookies with chopped nuts, or coconut flakes.

  • You can also add a dash of rose syrup for making rose flavoured almond flour cookies.

What are the variations to this almond flour cookies recipe?

Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies:

Add white or semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to the cookie dough.

Coconut Almond Flour Cookies:

Add 1/4 cup of shredded coconut to the cookie dough, and knead the dough with coconut milk. Also, roll the balls into the coconut flour.

Dried fruit Almond Flour Cookies: 

Add 1/4 cup of desired finely chopped dried fruits or nuts to the cookie dough.

Thumbprints Almond Flour Cookies:

To make thumbprints almond cookies, make an indentation into the top of each flattened dough ball. Then fill the center with your favorite jam or marmalade. Then bake.

Cutout Almond Flour Cookies:

For making cut-out Almond Flour Cookies, grease the dough and place it between parchment paper pieces. After that, roll the dough into a circle. Then dip the cookie cutter into dry flour and cut into desired shapes.

almond flour cookies in a blue plate with a glass of orange juice

What are the Pro Tips and Tricks to Make your Best Almond Flour Cookies?

Tip 1. Sweetener options: I have used honey, but you can also use 2.5 tablespoon maple syrup. If you want to use sugar then replace honey with the same amount of sugar (brown sugar, coconut, or even white). When using sugar, then you will need some more liquid to shape the dough. So you can either use about 1.5 tablespoons of more water to the cookie dough.

Tip 2. Liquid options: Instead of plain water you can also use milk, ghee, butter, or coconut oil for forming dough.

Tip 3. Make sure to use white fine almond flour for this recipe.

Tip 4. Weighing the almond flour gives the best result, so make sure to measure the almond flour by spooning it lightly in a measuring cup.

Tip 5. Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 

Tip 6. If you want crispier cookies, then make at least 12 cookies with this dough and then press them into a 1 cm thickness.

Tip 7. This recipe makes 9 large or 15 small cookies, but you can easily double or triple this recipe.


3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies [Recipe]

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These 3-ingredient almond flour cookies are healthy and delicious cookies that are gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Vegan and keto options too.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 8 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
15 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Dessert American 9 large cookies
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
23 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For 3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey or 2.5 tablespoons maple syrup (Keto option in notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, optional
  • 1 tablespoon of water or milk, or as needed

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make 3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies
  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, add almond flour, baking powder, and honey.
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  2. Combine all the ingredients with a spatula first, and mix well using your hand until everything is combined.
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  3. Now add about 1 tablespoon of water/milk and then squeeze dough with your hands. Mix well to knead until they form a smooth and slightly sticky cookie dough. Keep it aside for 5-7 minutes.
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  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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  5. Grease your palms, and scoop the dough with a measuring tablespoon, and shape about 9 large or 12 medium-sized balls.
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  6. Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking tray.
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  7. Now, flatten each ball with the flat bottom of a measuring cup or fingertips.
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  8. Use your fries knifeto create a design for cookies. To make a design, simply press the knife into the rolled balls. You can also use a fork for making designs.
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  9. Bake in a preheated 350°F/175°C oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are slightly golden and slightly hard on top, and the centers no longer look wet.
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  10. Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes. At this point, cookies would appear a bit soft, they will harden once they are cooled. Now transfer them to a cooling rack, and let them cool down completely. Enjoy them with a glass of orange smoothie, milk, tea, or coffee.
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NOTES:

  1. I have used honey, but you can also use 2.5 tablespoon maple syrup. If you want to use sugar then replace honey with the same amount of sugar (brown sugar, coconut, or even white). When using sugar, then you will need some more liquid to shape the dough. So you can either use about 1.5 tablespoons of more water to the cookie dough.
  2. If you want light colored cookies then bake these cookies only for 9 minutes.
  3. Instead of plain water you can also use milk, ghee, butter, or coconut oil for forming dough.
  4. Make sure to use white fine almond flour for this recipe.
  5. Weighing the almond flour gives the best result, so make sure to measure the almond flour by spooning it lightly in a measuring cup.
  6. I have honey in this cookie recipe, so if you want to make these cookies Keto-friendly then simply swap honey with low-carbs and Keto-friendly sugar.

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