Do you like almonds? then this simple, no fuss almond cookie dough maybe for you too.
I got the idea from the classic pound cake recipe, where you should add the same amount of each ingredient, this makes it for a very quick and easy recipe that you won’t forget easily.
Almonds are a super food you should eat every day so keeping a few of this to enjoy one or two every now and then could be a nice treat. They are also great for a lunchbox or to give as a gift to some friends.
Making this with kids is very funny, they can decorate their own cookies with fruit and chocolate chips
You could actually cut the sugar in half if you don’t like the cookies to be too sugary or if you want to cut down the sugar intake. They’ll be as much delicious and even more healthy.
Almonds are a great source of magnesium, fiber and MUFAs (mono unsaturated fatty acids) that helps lowering cholesterol, reduce inflammation and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
- 130gr of grounded almond
- 130gr muscovado sugar (you can substitute with caster sugar)
- 130gr of whole wheat flour
- 130gr butter or coconut oil
- dark chocolate chips (74% or higher possibly), dried apricots, cranberries or any dried fruit you like
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and turn it on. Let it mix until it gathers and turn into a ball. Put the dough on the cutting board and knead for 30 seconds to make it silky. Cover your hands with flour because the dough is very greasy.
Flatten the dough with a rolling pin and cut it into equal shape pieces. You can also cut it with your favorite cookie cutters. Just use your fantasy! I made little balls and then I flattened them with a fork to give them this striped shape on top. I’ve put dried apricots, chocolate chips and almonds on top to create a funny decoration. To make them stick to each cookie I’ve pushed them a little with my finger.
Put in the fridge for 30/40 minutes and then put in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15/20 minutes. Let the cookies cool down completely to fully enjoy their unique texture.
You can wrap these cookies in a nice box and use them as a wonderful home made Christmas gift, what do you think?