almond flour sugar cookies

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You have to try this recipe for sugar cookies with almond flour. They are literally some of the best homemade cookies I’ve made! The recipe uses simple ingredients, with a surprise ingredient that adds a really nice touch to the cookies. Once you try these, they are sure to become some of your favorite homemade cookies!

sugar cookies with almond flour

If you’ve never made sugar cookies with almond flour before, you will find this recipe relatively easy to follow.

The cookies are a great option worth trying if you want cookies made with an all-purpose flour alternative. The recipe doesn’t use any milk either, so they’re also a great recipe to follow if you’re looking for cookies made with a milk replacement.

These sugar cookies are made with just 8 simple ingredients and are done in no time!

The best part is that these soft sugar cookies with almond flour use a special ingredient – namely mozzarella cheese – that takes these sugar cookies from basic to amazing instantly. 

I promise you that if you make these cookies for yourself or even your family, one batch will not be enough! 

Yes, you can. Almond flour makes a great 1:1 substitute for regular flour in most cookies, including sugar cookies. Therefore, if you were to find a sugar cookie recipe made with regular flour that you wanted to try with almond flour, a simple swap of the regular flour for equal parts almond flour would suffice.

It should be noted that almond flour does not contain the starch or the gluten that wheat flour has, so it won’t naturally create a stretchy dough that you’re used to with regular flour. You will need to add more eggs and even some xanthan gum to the recipe to help the cookies bind.

Ingredients for almond flour sugar cookies 

  • Cream cheese
  • Mozzarella, shredded
  • Butter, softened
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond flour
  • Baking powder

How to make sugar cookies with almond flour 

Start by gathering all the ingredients in one place. 

ingredients for almond flour sugar cookies


Microwave the shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a small bowl for 1 minute and mix to combine.

cream cheese and mozzarella


In a separate bowl cream the butter, sweetener, vanilla, and egg whites.  Then add the baking powder and almond flour and continue mixing until the mixture is crumbly. 

dry ingredients for sugar cookies with almond flour

Next, add the melted mozzarella and cream cheese mixture to the flour mixture and stir.

cheese added to dry ingredients

Then use your hands to knead the dough until all the ingredients are fully combined. This will usually take 3- 5 minutes. 

Shape the dough into a log, wrap it in cling wrap and refrigerate this for 30 minutes.

cookie dough shaped

When the time has passed, remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 12 slices. Preheat the oven to 350F.

Sliced Dough

Place each cookie dough slice on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake the cookies at 350F  for 15-18 minutes.

ready to bake almond flour cookies


Once the sugar cookies with almond flour are baked, serve them!

cookies with almond flour


How to store and freeze sugar cookies

  • To store: Place the cookies in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze: Place the cookies in an air-tight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to a month. 

FAQs about using almond flour in cookies 

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