Almond Snickerdoodles

As a Fort Collins Nutritionist, I love making healthy-er baked treats like cookies. Give these almond snickerdoodle cookies a try– they are a delicious and healthy take on traditional snickerdoodles and suitable if you’re on a gluten free diet. They are made with almond flour (just whole or blanched almonds ground up) which you can get at some grocery or natural foods stores. I like to buy almond flour from nuts.com. Give them a try, you’ll be happy you did!

 

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Yield: about 30 cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 7 to 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups almond flour, blanched

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup + 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

1/3 cup + 1 tbsp agave

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (first 3) in a large bowl.
  3. Add the oil, agave, and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Press cookies with the bottom of a cup to flatten and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Spoon heaping teaspoons of dough onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes or until cookies are light brown.
  7. Allow cookies to cool completely on parchment paper.
  8. Refrigerate any leftover cookies so they keep longer.

Note: Almond flour can be hard to come by at a regular grocery store; if you can’t find it, go to Nuts.com. Or, you can take whole or blanched almonds and grind them into flour in a coffee grinder or food processor.

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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