Almond Flour Tea Cookies

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Almond Flour Tea Cookies

Because my grandmother seems to have developed problems with gluten, I’ve been on a hunt for baking recipes that are gluten-free. I ended up buying almond flour/meal, so I decided to try this recipe. My conclusion? Well, the dough ended up being very crumbly. I’m not sure how it’s possible to even roll it and use a cookie cutter. Just doing the hand method alone took a while, and it required a lot of extra water to keep it moist. Also, the icing? It was a pain in a behind to mix, haha! Regardless, these cookies tasted good. My mum, who’s not fond of overly sweet things, loved them, so the next time she visits my grandma, I’ll be sending these with her!

Almond Flour Tea Cookies
3 cups almond flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoon ground cinnamon (more if you want a stronger taste!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoon honey
1 egg white
extra water

1 cup powdered
1 egg white
1 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 300 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all the cookies ingredient by hand. Add little bit of water to make the mixture less dry and crumbly. Like about 1/2 tablespoon at a time.
3. Roll dough into small balls and flatten them on the baking sheet.
4. Bake the cookies about 15-20 minutes.
5. While the cookies baking, mix the glaze ingredients (it was be THICK and STICKY).
6. Cool the cookies and then apply the icing.


  1. Constance Ant on

    i actually love crumbly cookie, love that they are crisp but i hate it cos the crumbs will be everywhere!

    looking lovely, cookies! :D

  2. Thanks for trying my recipe!

    • Also, a quick tip if you make them again – the more water you add the water they are to roll out and use a cookie cutter because they get very sticky. I suggest adding 1/2 Tablespoon of water and use your HANDS to mix the dough instead of a spoon.

      • I have mixed it by hand, and it required more water than that. I even added more honey. It’s just really crumbly. I just cannot imagine this working with cookie cutters! Maybe it’s the almond flour/meal I used.

  3. Things with almond flour always taste very yummy!

    The only problem is that you can’t use 100% almond flour because it just doesn’t hold for some reason.

    Your recipe sound so good though. Definitely will try it!

  4. I like how the first thing that popped on the screen was the delicious-looking cookies. I think I’ll try that this coming break, if I get to have a get-together with my friends. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Those cookies look delicious! Might have to try out this recipe :)

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