Feb 01

Walnut-Cherry-Almond Flour Cookies (Gluten-Free)

This was my first attempt at Gluten-Free Baking.*

Now I don’t say this often, but the cooked cookie was better than the dough.

Probably because the moistness** of the cookie reminded me of dough.

Overall Cookie Reactions:

  1. Made the whole house smell like waffle cones. (positive)
  2. Possibly the doughiest, moistest cookies I have EVER tasted. (positive x2)
  3. Holy crap Almond Flour is expensive. (not so positive)

[Side note: This cookie is also great for anyone on a paleo-ish diet.  But my question is…How long do you think it would take a paleolithic man to gather enough almonds for that $10-16 OZ bag of almond flour?  I’m thinking a really long time.]


Splurging for the almond flour was completely worth it.  The cookies were delicious and cooking with new ingredients is always fun.  Not knowing exactly how something is going to turn out is quite exciting (unless people are hungry, and then it’s just frightening).

*Now it kinda drives me crazy how ‘trendy’ I feel gluten free eating has become.  And now look at me.  Jumping on the bandwagon.  Why? I feel better when I don’t eat gluten.  So far no headaches, no migraine, no umm…discomfort we shall say.  I haven’t been tested for Celiacs or a gluten intolerance but that is to come shortly and then we’ll see.  If you don’t need to be Gluten-free, I’m not sure if you should be.  Glutenous whole-grains have many health benefits.  In my opinion, if they don’t make you feel like crap,  eat them.

Walnut-Cherry-Almond Flour Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Yield: 24 puffy, little cookies


3 cups almond flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit if you're not feeling the tartness of dried cherries)
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first seven ingredients (almond flour, butter, sugar, applesauce, salt, baking powder, and vanilla) in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until smooth.  Stir in cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips.  Roll into 24 small balls and bake for 13-15 minutes.  Watch closely because bottom brown quickly.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Or burn the roof of your mouth since you have the patience of a hungry, pregnant woman.  Totally acceptable if you're pregnant.  I'm not.


**I hate that word.  It’s just blehhh.




5 comments on “Walnut-Cherry-Almond Flour Cookies (Gluten-Free)”

  1. Pingback: 15 Almond Flour Cookies Recipes

  2. Haha, I just have to leave a comment and say that the word moist is my least favorite word! LOL I thought it was hilarious that you wrote that you don’t like it either. :)

  3. umm its not paleo if you put sugar in it.

  4. I am 37 weeks pregnant :) will try these tomorrow, thank you! ‘that’ word is really annoying, lol!

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