Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies

Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies

Almond flour is a great starting point for anyone that wants to try baking gluten-free, and if you really love almond, adding almond extract to these cookies makes the almond flavor pop!

Adding tapioca starch (also called tapioca flour) to the almond flour in this recipe helps provide structure, chew and elasticity, while xanthan gum’s binding ability makes it the ideal substitute for gluten in gluten-free baking.

Makes 2 dozen medium cookies

 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon organic almond extract (optional)
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2¾ cups 365 Everyday Value Almond Flour
  • 2 cups tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a stand mixer, combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Start on low to soften and combine ingredients then mix on medium-high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, almond extract (if using) and salt, mixing for an additional minute.

In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca starch and xanthan gum.

Add dry mixture into wet and mix on low until fully incorporated. The dough will be sticky.

Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper, chill in fridge 1 – 2 hours. *Alternatively, wrap dough and refrigerate for 1­ – 2 hours. Roll out on countertop dusted well with tapioca starch.

Cut out desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown around edges. Transfer the cookie sheet to a cooling rack and let the cookies cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to the cooling rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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