These 3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies are the perfect low carb dessert. These just might be the easiest cookies to make, that are also gluten free. Your taste buds will love the simplicity paired with the tender texture.
I love finding new recipes that I can make that aren't cookie cutter cookies. A great recipe like this with less than 2 net carbs per serving is one that deserves to be made into a double batch. Even if you're not on the keto diet or don't eat low carb, I promise you that these cookies will be the best part of your day. Made with simple ingredients, you just can't go wrong.
Having a recipe for healthy almond flour cookies on hand proves that you can make delicious cookies without the need for a ton of extra ingredients. Plus, having keto cookies that you can enjoy without guilt is what makes happy baking happen! I urge you to make this gluten-free recipe for the holiday season and for right now. Everyone is going to love the look and flavor of these easy almond flour cookies.
Butter - This helps to create the cookie dough texture without the need of adding oil.
Almond flour - Adds a wonderful almond flavor. You can use blanched almond flour or even almond meal.
Joy Filled Eats Sweetener - My natural go-to sweetener for baking without refined sugar.
How to make 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Add all the dry ingredients and dough ingredients into a food processor and pulse. It will look like regular cookie dough.
Step Three: Divide the mixture into 20 balls and then add those balls to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for the best results. Press the almond cookies down slightly with your palm.
Step Four: Place the pan in the oven and bake for 14-18 minutes or until they're golden brown.
Just please note that any changes that you make will change the overall carb counter and calorie count.
Use coconut flour - If you want to change up these keto almond flour cookies, you can make this recipe using coconut flour. It will change the flavor and taste, but should still be a fun flavor.
Add sea salt - Put a little salt on top of the cookies once they come out of the oven. Sweet and savory cookies are yummy.
Add lemon zest - Another fun item to put on top of the cookies is a bit of lemon zest. Sweet recipes like this pair really well with an acidic flavor, which points straight to adding a bit of lemon. You can also drizzle some lemon juice on the tops of the cookies.
Add extracts - For more of that almond flavoring, you can add a tad bit of almond extract to the cookie dough batter. Vanilla extract can enhance the other flavors.
Add sweetness - While I do use a natural sweetener, you can easily add pure maple syrup or even a tad bit of honey to the cookies. (adding brown sugar would be an option, too)
Add chocolate chips - The next time that you make these cookies, you can change up what is listed on the recipe card and add chocolate chips to make chocolate chip cookies.
Do I need to use a cookie scoop?
I've found that using clean hands to scoop and roll into small balls works great, but using a small cookie scoop is a great option, too. When it comes to making the easiest cookie recipes like this, do what works best for you.
I own cookie scoops in three different sizes that I use for everything from scooping cookies and cupcakes to making sausage balls and meatballs. I recently saw an extra extra large cookie scoop and it is now on my wishlist.
How do I get the crisscross pattern on the tops of the cookies?
I generally only use a criss cross pattern on peanut butter cookies but it would work on these as well.
While you don't need to use oil of any kind for this recipe, you might want to use it to dip the prongs of the fork into it and then make the pattern on top of the cookie dough balls. You will then push the fork down, lift, and then repeat using a cross pattern. Use the back of a fork for this process.
How do I store leftover cookies?
The key to keeping this almond flour cookies recipe fresh is to store the cookies so that they stay fresh! Once the cookies cool down all the way, the best way to keep them fresh is to add them to an airtight container.
You don't have to store this almond flour cookie recipe in the fridge, but you can if you want. I've found that storing them in the fridge adds a nice freshness to the cookies while still helping to maintain their soft texture.
If you don't want to eat chilled or cold cookies, you can set them out and let them come to room temperature, which won't take but just a few minutes of time. Otherwise, you can store them in a container on the counter. Just be careful - this is how I find myself snacking on them all the time. When I see them sitting there, I tend to try and grab one always as I walk by! They go so well with a cup of coffee. Good thing that they're low in carbs!
- 4 oz salted butter (1 stick, cold, cut into pieces)
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the dough ingredients in the food processor and pulse until well combined.
- Scoop 24 balls of dough and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 14-18 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.