These gluten free Orange Almond Cookies are made with Almond Flour, Almond Paste, Butter, Sugar, Orange Zest, Salt, and Baking Powder. They’re topped with Almond Slices and drizzled with an Orange Sugar Glaze.
This delicious recipe for Orange Almond Cookies is pretty straight forward and can be use as the basis for other cookie recipes. Just remember that, combined, the butter and sugar should be half of the flour. This recipe makes about 20 cookies so, if you want to divide it in half you can use 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/4 cup sugar.
This is gluten free not because I wanted to make a gluten free recipe but because when making Almond Cookies, it’s pretty advantageous to make them with Almond Flour. I’ve omitted Almond Extract but incorporated a little Almond Paste. This adds little pockets of chewy almond intensity.
Orange is always a great addition to almonds. These cookies just need a little orange zest in the cookie dough to accentuate the flavors. With that said, an orange sugar glaze is something extra special. Just whisk together a tablespoon of orange juice with a cup of confectioners sugar for the glaze. Lightly drizzle the glaze over the cookies once they’ve cooled after baking. You can also add a bit of cocoa powder and clove to this glaze for a contrasting flavor.
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