Almond Cookies

Vegan Almond Cookies

I tend to prefer savory foods more than sweet foods, which is probably why I love this cookie recipe so much.  It has a buttery, delicious, subtle, and lightly sweet flavor. It’s absolutely perfect for dessert or for dipping in your morning coffee.  This is the most popular cookie in our house, and I absolutely love making it (almost as much as I love eating it).

Almond Cookies (Vegan):

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups flour sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar*
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 60 raw almonds optional**


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Make 2 flax eggs by mixing 2 Tablespoons of ground flax seed with 5 Tablespoons of water and letting sit for 10 minutes to set. It will be a thick gel when it is ready to use.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Mix coconut oil into mixed dry ingredients. You can either do this in a stand mixer or with your hands. Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature, you can either cut the oil in or coat it in flour and continually make a snapping motion with your fingers to mix it in until incorporated. It does not need to be completely mixed - small pea sized clumps of coconut oil will work well.
  5. Mix in the wet ingredients (applesauce, almond extract, and flax eggs).
  6. Shape into one inch balls. I use a cookie scoop to get evenly sized cookies, but you can also use a Tablespoon measuring spoon. Flatten slightly on the pan if desired.
  7. If adding almonds, lightly press them into the cookies at this point.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes (or until lightly golden brown).
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

* You can use up to 1 cup of sugar. I use 1/2 cup, but it depends on how sweet you like your cookies.

** The raw almond the topping is optional. It looks pretty, but for taste I prefer it without the almonds on top.

Vegan Almond Cookies

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