Almond Snickerdoodle Cookies

These snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite of children…especially MY children. They are a simple cookie that is easy to make. Just throw the ingredients into the food processor, roll in a yummy cinnamon-sugar mixture, and bake.

Voila! You then have a deliciously-topped cinnamon sugar cookie that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone!

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds (soaked & dried using the Nourishing Traditions method)
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, softened (not melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/3 cup rapadura
  • pinch (1/6 tsp.) of NuNaturals NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (reduce to 1/4 tsp. if using all salted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Topping: 3 Tbsp. Maple Sugar OR Rapadura / Sucanat + 3 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper, for easy clean up. (or grease an unlined cookie sheet)

Place the almonds in a food processor and process until they are ground into a fine meal. Add the remaining ingredients (except the topping mixture), and process until well blended. The dough will probably be clumped together on one-side of the food processor. If dough seems soft, or a little warm, place in the refrigerator until firm.

Scoop out 1-Tablespoon sized portions of dough, roll into a ball with your hands and then into the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet, a few inches apart, repeating until sheet is full.

Bake cookies 5 minutes, then flatten the cookies with the bottom of a flat glass or measuring cup. Continue baking for 5 to 8 minutes more; the edges will be golden and firm, but the center will be slightly soft. Remove to a cooling rack and serve slightly warm or completely cooled.

Makes approx. 2 1/2-dozen cookies.

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Comments

  1. Can you use organic almond meal/flour if need be. If so, how much? 1 cup?
    Blessings,
    A

    • Arlyne, yes you can use almond meal/flour but will need to use it by weight, not volume, to get the proper ratio. 1 1/2 cups of whole almonds weighs about 6.6 ounces. You may need to adjust the amount slightly, I would suggest using anywhere from 6.5 to 7 ounces of almond flour. Just add enough until the cookie dough beings to clump together.

      I’m sorry I cannot give you an exact measurement in cups for the almond flour, as I do not have any that is pre-ground right now. I hope it all works out for you.

  2. Mary Lou Mills says:

    Can you tell me what the soaked and dried almonds, using the nourishing traditions method is please.
    I don’t have the book on Amazon.
    Thank you

  3. i am definitely going to make these with my boys this weekend – thank you! i love using maple sugar for recipes like this! good call!! blessings, kel

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