Gluten-Free Almond Heart Cookies

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Hi there my lovelies! I have a sweet treat for you today!
Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away and I wanted
to give my sweetie a cookie treat that he could really enjoy.
I decided to test my cooking skills by whipping up this “gluten-free batch of goodness”. 

For my man, these almond treats are perfect. 
He loves cookies and he loves almonds. But he can not eat gluten.
So this recipe is like a match made in cookie Valentine heaven! 
The light gluten-free almond flour combined with some great ingredients 
like sugar, butter and a dash of cinnamon 
make this a cookie a winner that he will be begging me to make. 

Gluten-Free Almond Heart Cookies

You will need:

-1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
-1/2 cup whole almonds
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 stick unsalted butter, softened
-1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
-1 large egg yolk
-1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Step 1: In a food processor, pulse the almonds with the almond flour until nuts are finely ground. Add the salt and cinnamon; then pulse again to combine. 

Step 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer (with paddle attachment), beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and almond extract and beat until combined. 

Step 3: Reduce the speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture until just combined.

Step 4: Place your dough into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll a tablespoon-size portion of dough into a ball and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. 

Step 5: Bake until cookies are golden brown and crisp, about 17 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks. Garnish with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

I gave my mister three cookies to “taste test”.
Let’s just say he ate more than three, or four, or five!
This recipe makes only about 18 cookies (which is probably a good thing!) 🙂
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s treats?

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  1. These look delicious even if you don’t need to avoid gluten. How awesome that those who do have such delicious options! Thank you so much for linking it up to the This Is How We Roll Thursday link party.

  2. I am loving this recipe – if a cookie could be healthy, this is low in sugar and uses almonds! Thanks for linking up to us at Throwback Thursday and we hope to see you next week! We’ll be pinning to our board, so follow us there! 🙂


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