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Gluten-Free Almond Meltaway Cookies

Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)
Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)

Almond Meltaway Cookies Recipe

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Cookies that are ‘buttery’ and just melt in your mouth will always be my Achilles heel. These almond meltaway cookies are just that, my Achilles heel.

They were always a huge favorite of mine and it took me WAY too long to finally make them into a gluten-free version that I can eat.

Oh boy! First it was the peppermint patties, and now it’s almond meltaway cookies. Having these around the house is not a good way to start the New Year (when I normally start to detox from the holidays).

Seriously, I don’t care right now. I’m eating them.

Really, you have GOT to try these. Not only are these cookies gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free, egg-free, and of course meaning vegan. // Holy crap, batman.

My next statement is a bold one, but I MEAN IT:

No one will know these are free from allergies!

TIP: If tree-nut allergies are something you need avoid. Simply swap the almond extract with vanilla or lemon extract.

Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)

Make them for everyone and they will have no clue. They taste just like traditional buttery, moist and fluffy cookies. // It’s like magic, my friends.

TIP: Need to quickly soften your butter? Heat a drinking glass in the microwave for 1-2 minutes with a little bit of water. Pour water out and place the glass directly over the butter. The heat from the glass will soften it up!

I am horrible when it comes to preparing ahead of time for baking. // Last minute baking? ALL THE TIME.

This little trick will help out, especially if you live in the winter tundra and it doesn’t work to simply leave a stick of butter on the counter to soften.

Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)

TIP: You can use eggs in this recipe if you are not following a vegan diet or do not have an egg-allergy. Recipe has been tested both ways. If you are using egg-replacer, this one is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it.

There is one last thing that that makes these meltaway cookies my absolute favorite. Can you guess what it is?

Well, it’s right in the title: ALMOND flavor.

So we have buttery and fluffy cookies WITH almond extract. Kryptonite, my friends. Kryptonite.

Not sure why, but I am obsessed with anything almond. It may be because of childhood memories, when my mother put almond extract in our buttercream frosting (family secret).

Especially BEAR CLAWS! Oh man, that almond paste. I haven’t had one in forever. If someone could send me a gluten-free bear claw, we will be BFF’s forever.

First step, make these almond meltaway cookies. Then maybe I will work on a gluten-free bear claw recipe next.

Buttery Fluffy Almond Cookies, you have my heart.

Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)

Serves 1.5 dozen cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Meltaway Cookies

Almond Meltaway Cookies recipe made so easy and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free & vegan. They are fluffy, buttery, and totally melt in your mouth. No one will ever guess these cookies are allergy-free. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Lower-Sugar)

30 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or dairy-free butter option, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg or egg-replacer
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free baking flour
  • Almond Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In stand mixer, whip together butter, sugar, eggs.
  4. Add baking powder, salt, almond extract.
  5. Mix in flour until dough is fully mixed. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes for easier handling.
  6. Roll a Tablespoon of dough into a ball, place on baking sheet, press gently into a flat disk. (See Video)
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes. Place onto cooling sheet. Allow them to fully cool before glazing.
  8. Prepare glaze in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, almond extract. If, glaze is still slightly thick, slowly, add 1 Tablespoon at a time until it reaches desired consistency.
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan | Recipe Type: Dessert
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