You've heard of coffee with cookies, but have you ever put it in cookies? If you are a coffee lover you will love these Gluten Free Coffee Cookies made with almond flour for extra deliciousness.
On the first Thursday of the month, I join some other awesome bloggers for a virtual cookie party. We each make a cookie based on a theme and link up our recipes. Scroll to the bottom to see what the other's made for our patriotic/summer theme.
How is coffee "patriotic"?
I hope you aren't an American and asking that question. The Tea Act of 1773? Taxation with Representation? The Sons of Liberty? The Boston Tea Party? Any of this sounding familiar? In the years leading up to the American Revolution, Americans started boycotting tea on principal, with John Adams even declaring it a "traitor's drink". And for the most part we haven't gone back.
These cookies are great for summer too because they are ready for the oven in a matter of minutes. I actually had to wait on the oven to preheat they were that quick to whip up.
This recipe came from The Chocolate and Coffee Bible, which ironically is a British cookbook. Luckily it has American ingredients, measurements and temperatures as well. They call this Coffee and Hazelnut Macaroons. These do not look like any "macaroons" or "macarons" I have seen. So I changed the name because I didn't want to confuse anyone.
The cookies come out crisp and a bit caramel-ly and I ate the first batch all by myself. The second batch, I tested one and gave the rest to my mother. Despite the picture of J stealing a cookie, he tried a bite and was immediately put off by the coffee flavor and texture. If you don't like coffee you probably won't like these.
But if you do like coffee, oh my!
- ⅔ cups almond or hazelnut flour
- 1 cup superfine sugar (also called caster sugar)
- 2 teaspoons coffee grounds (preferably espresso grind)
- 2 large egg whites
- superfine sugar (for sprinkling)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (not waxed paper!)
- Combine flour, sugar and coffee in a bowl.
- Mix in egg whites to form a thick paste.
- Drop by tablespoonfulls on parchment paper in a round shape about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top of each cookie.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cookies turn golden. Move to a cooling rack immediately to cool.
Until next time, happy eating.
Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies
What a unique cookie! I really like the sound of it, and am putting espresso coffee on my shopping list just for this cookie 🙂
Thanks! I was intrigued when I saw the recipe and had been looking for a reason to make them.
Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair
I love how you experimented with these cookies. They look so simple but I bet they're delicious with a cup of coffee.
Mom said she enjoyed dunking hers in her morning coffee.
Terrific post Audrey, so nice to share this info especially when cooking/baking with kids. It's nice to give them a 'backstory'. I also adore coffee and love 'EASY' recipes so this is going on my 'must make' cookie list ASAP.
Thanks Joanne. I loved that I could just dump the ingredients together and stir. I needed no fuss this month.
Cindys Recipes and Writings
Almond flavor and coffee cookies, I'm there!
I have loads of almond flour left so I will have to experiment with it more.
Yum, a cookie to feed my coffee addiction! I happen to have some Bob's Red Mill Almond flour in my pantry and was wondering what to do with it. I think I found the perfect recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with the Fill The Cookie Jar group
Crystal @ Castle View Academy
This sounds like an interesting recipe to try...I'm sure they'd be great with a cup of hot chocolate!
I'm going to share these across Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
Have a great summer!
This is a should be try recipe! The coffee oh so yummy! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.
Coffee and almond flour - what's not to like? I can't wait to try these! Thank you for linking them up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!
Audrey, I think I just might have to whip up a batch of these for my coffee loving husband for this Father's Day! I think I have some espresso powder in fact. And just an FYI...you can process some regular sugar in your food processor to get it 'superfine' . I've done that many a times.
Thanks for sharing this oldie but goodie and delicious sounding recipe.
I need to make another batch of these soon, they are so tasty.
I used reg granulated sugar added about 1/4 cup a little vanilla and dash of cloves( because I love cloves) . Turned out good but seemed a bit to meringue like sheen I bet if we used the whole egg yolk included this would be perfect.