Olive oil almond cookies, kinda healthy

March 30, 2008 at 5:59 am 10 comments

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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

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim  |  March 30, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Looks delicious!Thanks for the recipe!:)

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  • 2. chocolateshavings  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Those look great!

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  • 3. Cakespy  |  March 31, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I like that idea–”Kinda healthy”. Hey, baby steps! :-) They look fabulous, even if you want to try a different flour next time (graham flour does sound tasty though!).

    Reply
  • 4. Eco Warrior  |  March 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    nice!!

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  • 5. michelle  |  March 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    yum. i bet these would be tasty with pignoli,

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  • 6. eatyet  |  April 1, 2008 at 2:37 am

    i baked brownies once with olive oil bc i thought we had oil, but turns out we didn’t, so i just used olive oil and it still tasted pretty yums. -chelle

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  • 7. eatyet  |  April 1, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    ooo i should do that next time with brownies too, think it’ll definitely be more moist. -Lina

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  • 8. Lauren  |  December 2, 2008 at 1:14 am

    hey, thanks for the recipe!
    Another tip ive used to get away from butter is to use applesauce
    of course it works! i use it alot, just another idea

    Reply
  • 9. melina  |  January 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Applesauce?, What brand? . I’m lost!

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  • 10. Gorman  |  June 30, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Substitute olive oil for rice bran oil. It’s also cholesterol free and has no aftertaste unlike the olive oil. Very healthy!

    Reply

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