Archive for March 30, 2008

Olive oil almond cookies, kinda healthy

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I was making these for my dad and I wanted to make them as healthy as possible. They taste similar to almond cookies you’d find at Chinese bakeries but better. Olive oil made the cookies crunchy and added another level of nuttiness. Best part, how quick and simple it is to throw together.

Olive oil almond cookies

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • slivered almonds to garnish (optional)

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Preheat oven to 355º. Mix everything (except slivered almonds) together in a bowl till completely incorporated. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough, rolled in your hands (small ping pong ball sized) and flatten out to patties; place on parchment lined cookie sheet, press slivered almonds on top. Makes about 18 cookies. Space them out, they will expand. Bake for 20 minutes, should be lightly golden all around.

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Thinking back on it, I could’ve used whole wheat pastry flour or graham flour. There’s always a next time.

lina-sm.gif - L

March 30, 2008 at 5:59 am 10 comments


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