Monday, February 27, 2012

Flourless Cookies From Halcyon Days

Sanda at Halcyon Days suggested that it would be fun to all test the same flourless cookie recipe and compare notes today.

Almond Butter Cookies
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir almond butter and sugars together until well combined.
Add egg, baking soda, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and mix well. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out small, walnut-sized amounts of dough and roll them in your hands to form a ball. Place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.

My results were wonderful. Only difference was no salt. (I never put salt in my cookies.) And next time I will leave out the Maple Syrup. It was unnecessary to the flavor, making the dough extra sticky and sort of flat. But they were reminescent of a French Macaron. Just stick two of them together with a nice ganache.


  1. Beryl, so glad you baked the cookies and yours are very pretty! Love your pictures as well. Thanks for participating in this "challenge" and providing your results.

  2. One day this week I am going to feature this entry on my blog. Had good intentions of doing that both Mon. & Tues. but got diverted. Stay tuned!