– Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe –
Everybody loves a good cookie and these Spanish Almond Cookies are no exception. This Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe is super easy to make and the cookies have such an incredible flavor. Perfect to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or as my kids like to enjoy them, with a cold glass of milk. I´m not much of a baker, so when I created this Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe, I had to make it as simple as possible, while still giving each cookie an incredible flavor. I didn´t use any special equipment to make these almond cookies, just a bowl, spoon and a conventional oven. I did use a food processor to chop the almonds, but you can always chop them up with a chefs knife if you don´t have a food processor.
The Secret Ingredient to these Spanish Almond Cookies
Just like all recipes, high-quality ingredients are always needed for great flavor, but the secret to these cookies are Spanish Almonds (affiliate link), it really does makes a huge difference in the flavor. Of course, California almonds are great too, so if you can´t get Spanish almonds, Californian will get the job done. These cookies are also not made with any butter, extra virgin Spanish olive oil is used as the fat, giving these cookies an incredible texture and flavor. Check out the video below on how to make this Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe or print out the recipe card below. Happy eating!
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Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe
- -1 cup blanched Spanish almonds
- -1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- -1/4 cup white sugar
- -1 tbsp brown sugar
- -1/2 tsp baking powder
- -1/4 tsp sea salt
- -1 large organic egg
- -1 tsp vanilla extract
- -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
- -powderd sugar to dust
Add 1 cup of blanched Spanish almonds onto a baking tray lined with foil paper, move the almonds around so they are all on a single layer, add the almonds into a pre-heated oven, bake and broil option 175 C - 350 F for 11 minutes, then take the almonds out of the oven and cool for 2 minutes, then add the toasted almonds into a food processor and pulse them until they are well chopped, set aside
Add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour into a bowl, also add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and mix the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, crack 1 large organic egg and beat it, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and the almond mixture, mix everything together until it´s well combined
Using a spoon scoop out some of the dough and start shaping it into a ball with your hands, you want a ball of dough that is the size of a golf ball, then transfer onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, you should end up with 12 balls of dough
Slightly push down on each ball of dough to give it a circular shape, each cookie should be about 1/2 thick, then add the baking tray into a pre-heated oven, bake only option 175 C - 375 F between 14-16 minutes, once baked take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool on the baking tray for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack
After letting your cookies cool for 10 minutes, dust each one off with some powdered sugar and transfer to a plate
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