Crispy Almond Flour Cookies with a Perfect Gluten-Free, Vegan Bite


Several years ago, this recipe for gluten-free, vegan, thin, and crispy almond flour cookies was shared with us by Jennifer Cinquepalmi. She loves this treat so much, that it’s pictured on the cover of her book, Gluten-Free Deliciously. Her book isn’t completely dairy-free, but it has many non-dairy options, including breads, main dishes, and sweet treats, like these cookies. Instead of butter or margarine, she uses olive oil to give these tea biscuits the perfect delicate taste and texture. We originally posted this recipe when her book launched, but today we’re giving it a big update.

Gluten-Free Vegan Thin and Crispy Almond Flour Cookies Recipe - delicate and delicious!

Special Diet Notes: Crispy Almond Flour Cookies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Crispy Almond Flour Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
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This recipe has no need for butter, shortening, or margarine. Olive oil gives it the perfect crispy bite without the need for excess fat, like most cookies. These cookies are also egg-free and gluten-free, which means the balance of ingredients is quite important. So be sure to measure the ingredients accurately.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 26 cookies
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup almond meal or almond flour
  • ¾ cup sorghum flour
  • 6 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 7 teaspoons water (2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F, and line 11 x 17-inch cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, almond meal of flour, sorghum flour, oil, and water. Do not let dough “sit” as it will dry-out. Do not freeze or refrigerate dough.
  3. Drop the dough, by the teaspoonful, onto your prepared cookie sheets, 12 cookies per sheet.
  4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool completely before removing them from the baking sheets.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 64 Fat: 3.9g Saturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 7.8g Sugar: 6.8g Sodium: 0mg Fiber: .2g Protein: .3g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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