Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crunchy Almond Cookies

A few weeks back, my local super market had almonds on sale and I grabbed some. They went straight to the freezer and have been lying there, neglected, for almost 2 weeks now. Earlier this week, I made plans to visit a friend and I decided to make these cookies for them. I have made these before with a mix of cashews and almonds, but this time it was an all almond affair.
Coarsely ground almonds – 1/2 cup
Aatta (wheat flour) – 1 cup
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 1/3 cup
Light brown sugar – 1/2 cup (you can add more if you want sweeter cookies)
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 tsps
Baking Powder –1/4 tsp
Milk – 2-3 tbsps

Roast the nuts and grind them coarsely. Add all the ingredients except milk to a bowl and mix well. If the dough feels tough, add milk, a tbsp at a time and knead to make soft dough. Refrigerate it for 20 minutes. Towards the end of the 20 minutes, start preheating the oven to 350 Degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet/baking tray with parchment paper or foil (takes the hassle out of cleaning burnt on stuff). Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out into small balls. Flatten the balls to make thin discs and bake for 12-15 minutes. 
Keep an eye on them though; the cookies might get done faster in your oven. Don’t worry if they feel soft when just out of the oven, they will harden a bit as they cool. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee…or tea! Bon App├ętit.


  1. Looks really crunchy & tasty!! Perfect tea time snack too..Yum!!

  2. the cookies look yum and well made.
    Love Ash.

  3. delicious! A cookie recipe without butter.. yumm.. I'm definitely going to try this!

  4. Yes Renuka, a healthy cookie, so to speak. Olive oil works perfectly for this recipe. Let me know how it turns out :-)