Vegan Almond Cookies

These are hands-down the best almond cookies I have ever tried. This recipe is originally from Veganomicon and are truly amazing. The recipe below, the directions, and the picture are all from The Patron Saint of Pie. I had no edits to make or suggestions so you’ll notice the information below is practically verbatim. Click the link for step-by-step pictures!

Vegan Almond Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola or peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup rice, soy, or almond milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, spread on a small plate
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet.
  2. Sift together the flour, ground almonds, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the oil, molasses, milk, sugar, extracts, and sesame oil. Add the flour mixture and mix until a firm dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough into balls, using about 2 tablespoons of dough apiece. With each ball, press one side into the sliced almonds and place at least 2 inches apart, almond side up, on the cookie sheet. Flatten each dough ball to about an inch thick, using a flat-bottomed 1 cup measuring cup.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are slightly golden brown (I baked for closer to 12 than 15 minutes).
  5. Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from them sheet. The cookies will be very soft and will continue to firm as they cool. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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