Don’t you just love it when you find that all-purpose cookie – the one you can serve any time of the year, and for any occasion? Whether it’s for a ladies tea, a Christmas cookie exchange, a hostess gift, or if you are in need of a cookie recipe that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free – these Italian Amaretto Almond Cookies are it, my friends!
This was one of those recipes that was passed down from a friend to a friend to a friend. The original recipe called for more sugar, but these cookies are still super yummy with a little less.
These cookies are Martha Stewart worthy! Trust me, I know it can be a struggle to bake gluten and vegan. My first attempt at baking these cookies was an epic fail, but then I realized what I did. Second batch was perfection.
Flourless almond cookies are popular in Spain and Italy. They are not sweet, they have more of a biscotti or cantucci taste and texture. AND… they are friendly to the waistline!
The first bite, you will taste the almond and amaretto. Then it’s…. wait for it… wait for it… ahhhhh the brightness of the lemon.
They are the perfect dessert for a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes.
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These are so dainty and chic looking. I have a couple of people in my life that are steering clear of gluten so I love finding new recipes to serve them. Thanks.
Hi Patti – Thank you for your sweet comments! Hugs, Holly
You had me at Amaretto Almond. These would be gone in a second around here! 🙂
Hi Lindsay – I love the amaretto and lemon combo… it just works! Hugs, Holly
These are some of our favorite flavors! These will be an instant winner in our homes! So happy to share the hop with you…Cheers to a Happy New Year!
Thanks so much for stopping by – it was a fun party! Hugs, Holly
So nice to have a vegan dessert option too!
Hi Jessica – Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m on a mission to try and recreate all of my favorite dishes with gluten free and vegan options… but the taste is still the same. It’s a work in progress! I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
I love finding new G free recipes to try. I had to give it up this year and it definitely isn’t an easy transition. These look and sound great! Pinning them to try this weekend. Glad to have “met” you through Kathy’s tour!
Hi Shelley – My apologies for the delayed response – I just had 30 comments appear out of nowhere and some were two months old! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and I really do appreciate it! I typically post new recipes 2-3 times a month or so, and most are gluten free and/or vegan – although not all of them. Hopefully there will be some you can enjoy and i hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly
So great to bring a treat everyone can enjoy! Glad to be touring with you today!
Hi Kim – Such a fun party – so glad to be a part of it with you. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
Amaretto and Almonds. Two of my favorite things. These have to be good!
Hi Kathy – Thank you so much for hosting and inviting me to the party! Such great fun! Hugs, Holly
I love anything with almond… can’t wait to try them.
Hi Maryann – Wow… roll out the red carpet I always feel like it’s a celebrity sighting on my blog when you stop by to say hello! Always appreciated!!! Hugs, Holly
I’ve got a few friends with dietary restrictions and I’m glad to find a recipe that they’ll be able to enjoy. This one sounds so good!
Hi Paula – My apologies for the delayed response – I just had 30 comments appear out of nowhere and some were two months old! I really try and not let all of my restrictions bother me and figure out a way to still enjoy food! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and I really do appreciate it! Hugs, Holly
These are great and love that has some great protein in it. Great cookies
Thanks so much Vanessa! Great to see you again. Hugs, Holly
Ooh, these look yummy, and I’m always happy to find a good gluten-free dessert!
Hi Sheila – My apologies for the delayed response – I just had 30 comments appear out of nowhere and some were two months old! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and I really do appreciate it! More GF desserts will be posted in February! Hugs, Holly
Almond are perfect in sweets especially cookies. Sounds so delicious.
Hi Rosemary – Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly
I love almond cookies but I don’t think I’ve had one since going vegan. These sound awesome!
Have you ever tried aquafaba as an egg replacer? It is simply the liquid left over from a can of beans, usually chickpeas. You use 3 tablespoons per egg that you’re replacing, and it is amazing. I’ve made cookies, brownies, and banana bread with it and they’ve turned out great. You can even make meringue, though I’ve never tried that (there is a whole Facebook page dedicated to meringue successes and failures!). You can also use the liquid from home cooked beans too.
Hi Debbie – Thank you for taking the time to comment and apologies for your comment getting stuck in the queue (there were 30 that appeared out of nowhere – some over 2 months old yikes!). This is a great idea for an egg replacer! I can try it for the family or company dishes, but my diet is restrictive of legumes so I won’t be able to try it for myself. Thanks so much for sharing – always looking for new ways to conquer all of the dietary issues! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
You make gluten and vegan cooking look so easy and tasty. Thank you for sharing this on Merry Monday. Pinned.
Hi Erlene – My apologies for the delayed response – I just had 30 comments appear out of nowhere and some were two months old! This new way of cooking and baking isn’t easy, it’s a lot of trial and error but it’s worth it! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and I really do appreciate it! Hugs, Holly