This wheat free cookie recipe is an old one from back when almond flour wasn’t so easy to find. When I first tried the recipe, I ground my almonds, oats and hazelnuts in a coffee grinder and mixed the ingredients in a bowl. The coffee grinder worked well for a small batch version, but for a regular size batch you might want to make these in a food processor, as written below;
The cookies are crunchy and very flavorful. The only addition I made to the original recipe was to add a little salt. If you are using salted butter, you can leave it out.
Wheat Free Cookie Recipe
A fun gluten-free cookie recipe made in the food processor.
- 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 114 grams
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 100 grams
- 3/4 cup sugar 150 grams
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup hazelnut meal/flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a food processor, process the butter and both sugars for 30 seconds. Add the egg and vanilla and pulse to mix. Add baking powder and salt. Pulse again and scrape sides of bowl, Remove lid and add the nut flours, then process once more to make a soft dough.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet; bake 1 sheet at a time for 15 minutes, until lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Adapted from “Cookies for Breakfast: A Teen’s Not So Bad Guide to Wheat and Gluten-Free Baking,” by Michael H. Perlman (self-published, 2008).
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These look fantastic. I was going to bake some oatmeal cookies today, I think I’ll be trying this recipe. Thank you!
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Oh my, these look lovely!
My husband will totally love these!! Thank you!
Therese, that’s a good question. I just kind of eyeballed it. I think if you start with double the amount of nuts you’d be fine. For instance, if you want 1/2 cup of almond flour start without about a cup of almonds. That will probably give you a little more than you need. Since you will be doing it in the coffee grinder, you’ll have to do it in increments so you can measure as you go.
What would be the ratio of nuts to flour when you are blending in the coffee grinder. I actually HAVE a coffee grinder so I want to try this out. Is it just pure blended nuts?
Thanks…I feel like I could write the book…cookie baking for dummies!!!
Wow, I’m impressed that you made them already.
I just made these and they are AWESOME!!! Many thanks!!!!
I also make my own oat flour all the time, in fact just did it today for a batch of cookies. It’s so easy and much cheaper, your’re right. I actually use a magic bullet and do it in seconds. The cookies sound great, I love to have ground hazelnuts and/or almonds in cookies :)!
cookies look good….the nut flour sound really interesting would give a nice texture…. 🙂
Katrina, I just checked the 101 recipe and it sounds good. It’s got to be quite different than this one because of the different amounts of fat, sugar, and the added banana. I like how they used the coconut oil. Wonder how it would work in these?
Looks wonderful and I happen to have oat and almond flour in the freezer….will have to grind up the hazelnuts though. Used to live in Marysville WA so I enjoyed seeing this recipe was from the Everett paper…brings back fond memories…thanks for the recipe!!!
I’ve made the one from 101–Nikki’s cookies and they were really good. I could just keep eating the dough–since there was no egg!
Anna, these look and sound great. Crunch, crunch!
Yeah, the recipe I mentioned was on 101 Cookbooks, Nikki’s Healthy Cookie. Is that the one you mean, Jessica?
Anna, I’m glad you’ve found one you like, I know I can always count on you to find and create the very best!
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What an idea! Cookies for breakfast! I’ve been looking for one that’s healthy and won’t give me a sugar crash in the morning. I saved the recipe on 101 Cookbooks. Also tried Elie Krieger’s Kitchen Sink Cookies–don’t bother. I think it’s missing baking powder.
These were really great. I added a little ground up unsweetened coconut to the dough and can’t wait to have another cookie tomorrow. After I finish this batch, I want to see if I can make it a little more nutritious. It still has a stick of butter and a good amount of sugar. It would be nice to swap all or part of the butter out for oil, reduce the sugar and maybe incorporate a more wholesome sweetener.
Wow, these sound really interesting! I like the idea of baking with nut flours. I do have a recipe I really like, using almond flour, without even any added sugar, just bananas and chocolate chips for sweetening (although I did find I liked it better with a bit of agave syrup mixed in.) I’ll have to try this one, too, or make up a hybrid of the two (always so fun.)
Thanks as always!
Those looks perfectly formed! Probably a bit on the crunchy side but I bet they have a wonderful flavor with all those nuts.
I am copying this recipe, they sound amazing!