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All Recipes, Desserts / December 24, 2021

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies | The EASIEST Cookies to Make

These 3 Ingredient Almond Cookies are seriously the easiest cookies to make. We´re talking just 3 ingredients, no special equipment and no tricky techniques. But the best part, is that these cookies come together in under 30 minutes.

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies
These almond cookies are the perfect treat during the holiday season, next to a cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate for the kiddos. But let me tell you, with the simplicty of making these cookies, they´re the perfect treat for any time of the year.

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies
To make this recipe, I used Spanish marcona almonds. But you can use any type of almonds you like. Either way, when you add the almonds into the food processor, just go between 20 to 30 seconds. You want the almonds to be finely chopped, almost powder like. If you over process them, the natural oils will come out and you will end up with almond butter.

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: It took me between 9 to 10 minutes to bake the cookies with the bake and broil option (bottom + top heat). If your oven doesn´t do both functions at the same time, just bake them for a couple minutes longer, making sure to flip the cookies towards the end so they evenly crisp.

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make these 3 Ingredient Almond Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 138 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 cups blanched Spanish marcona almonds 260 grams
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 120 grams
  • 1 cage-free organic egg


  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar 15 grams


  1. Add the almonds into a food processor and run on a low speed for 20 to 30 seconds, or until the almonds are finely chopped, almost powder like

  2. Transfer the almond mixture into a large bowl, add in 1 cup powdered sugar and mix together

  3. Crack 1 egg at room temperature into a bowl and separate the yolk from the egg white. transfer the yolk into another bowl, whisk the egg whites for about 15 seconds and then the egg yolk

  4. Add the whisked egg whites into the bowl with the almonds & sugar and mix together, once you end up with a crumbly texture, get in there with your hands and push down on the mixture and fold it together, continue to do this until you end up with a smooth compact paste, then shape into a ball

  5. Grab a spoonful of the mixture and shape into the form of a cookie, I used a chicken nugget design, making sure the thickness is about 1/4 inch (.625 cm) thick, as you finish each cookie, transfer into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure they´re all in a single layer and evenly spaced out

  6. Then cut 3 slits on each cookie, not too deep, and brush the whisked egg yolk over the cookies

  7. Add into a preheated oven, bake + broil (bottom + top heat) option 200 C - 390 F

  8. After 9 to 10 minutes remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest for a couple of minutes, then sprinke with powdered sugar on top and serve, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Almond Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Robert

    Wouldn’t a little almond extract be a good addition?

    17 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      If you would like to add some you can 🙂 much love

      18 . Jan . 2022
  2. Valentin

    I made these cookies Keto by just replacing the confectioners sugar with confectioners erythritol, and they came out excellent.

    16 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      SO happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      16 . Jan . 2022
  3. Cec from Canada

    OMG! I just made a batch. So easy! I finished watching your video only half an hour ago and am eating them already. Talking about instant gratification!!! I used almond flour so it came together even faster. I don’t have a simultaneous bake/broil oven setting so I broiled them on a higher rack toward the end. They smelled so amazing coming out of the oven and browned beautifully. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I’m sure that if I used fresh whole almonds, they’d be even better. I did add a few pinches of salt and 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Thanks a million for sharing this recipe. I will add it to my try and true collection. PS-…you have a great voice! So calming!!! PSS- thanks for showing the ingredients in weight so I don’t have to mess with measuring cups.

    13 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! much love 🙂

      13 . Jan . 2022
  4. Sandy

    How to bake + broil. . .??? Two separate settings on my electric oven. HELP!

    30 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      If your oven can´t do both functions at the same time, just bake the cookies for the same amount of time and then swap to the broil option for 1 to 3 minutes 🙂 much love

      30 . Dec . 2021
  5. Sandy

    Can I use almond flour in place of the ground almonds? If so, how much?
    Really like your show!

    26 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes you can, try using 2 cups almond flour, if the mixture is to dry, add in some water 🙂 much love

      26 . Dec . 2021
  6. kellee

    These look so darn good! Can’t wait to try them!

    25 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Much love 🙂

      26 . Dec . 2021
  7. Maria “Teresa” Casanave Legler

    Love all of your recipes! So glad to find recipes that or low in sodium, nutritious & delicious. Have family in Spain and loved everything I ate while visiting.
    Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes.

    25 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment! Much love 🙂

      26 . Dec . 2021

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