This recipe came to me in the form of an Amex promotion featuring the model, Karlie Kloss. Karlie, who also has a cookie company called Karlie’s Kookies, shared a recipe for her “Perfect 10 Kookies”, which are vegan, gluten free cookies sweetened with agave. At one point you could buy the cookies on-line, but the links haven’t been working lately so it looks like you’ll have to make them.
Watch Karlie and Christina Bake!
So on with the recipe. If you need a visual tutorial, watch the video of Karlie and Christina making making Perfect 10 cookies. They give the baking time of 6 minutes at 325 in the video. At one point another version of the recipe appeared in Lucky Peach stating 325 for 12 minutes, and the recipe in the ad below says 300 for 8 minutes. The take is, use a lower heat and keep an eye on them.
Some Recipe Notes
Karlie’s Kookies (Perfect 10 Cookies) can be made with either cornstarch or with xanthan gum, like in the version below. The recipe is all in grams and crazy-easy if you have a scale. It makes eight giant cookies.. This one is different than the one in the video (as mentioned) in that the cookies are not punched but rather molded into balls and flattened. The dough is so easy to work with you can either punch it out or just punch down balls. As for the baking time, 8 minutes was too short for me, but about 12 minute at 300 F worked, as did 12 at 325. In other words, the cookies can be rare or well-done and still perfect.
Karlie’s Cookies Recipe and Giveaway
- 200 g almond flour
- 100 g whole oats
- 1 g baking soda (a little less than 1/8 teaspoon)
- 2 g baking powder (about 3/8 of a teaspoon)
- 2 g kosher salt (about 1/8 teaspoon or so — depends on type)
- 0.5 g xanthan gum (about 1/6 of a teaspoon)
- 30 g slivered almonds lightly toasted
- 120 g mini dark chocolate chips
- 80 g olive oil or grapeseed
- 90 g agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix the dry ingredients together. Add the liquid ingredients and paddle until well combined.
- Scoop cookies firmly with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Flatten each mound of cookie dough fully with the palm of your hand.
- Bake cookies for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Store in an airtight container or eat right away! (It takes my cookies at least 12 to 15 minutes).
My husband is a perfect 10 (you just have to see him through my eyes).
My mom is my Perfect 10! She is the strongest woman I know!
My Perfect 10 is my Husband, my best friend who always works so incredibly hard for us in our own business during the current difficult economy. He deserves a sweet treat especially since he never complains!
My perfect 10 would have to be my Mom!
My Perfect 10 is our cat, Kookie. We pronounce his name as “kooky” but a kookie by any other name would be as sweet.
My perfect 10 is my nephew Dominick. He is the sweetest child alive and can put a smile on your face just by looking at you with his big beautiful eyes!
Following up to my previous comment I just learned that I have celiac disease!
I never looked like that making cookies but perhaps this recipe is more simple than it looks.
My perfect 10 is my husband. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually, he is my 10!
My dad! He just turned 80 and is still going strong. We both share a love of chocolate chip cookies…
My Hubby of course then for fun ..Adam Levine and George Clooney!!
I wish I had a perfect 10…
My 10 would be me and 9 gluten free friends who would love to try these tasty cookies
My perfect 10 is my Mother. My dad has been in and out of the hospital for 3 years now. She has been by his side the entire time cheering him on. She keeps me and brothers updated on every change. She has warrior like faith and strength that cannot be matched. She is everything I hope to be for my family one day. She is truly a gift from God.
No real life perfect 10, so I’ll go with my fantasy perfect 10 – Mark Wahlberg!
Can I choose my cat? Don’t tell my husband. 🙂 Would love to try these cookies!
How can I say anyone but my husband? That said, I always thought Paul Newman was handsome!
Lori S H
My perfect 10 is my husband. He has given me 20 wonderful years and I can’t believe how much we still enjoy being together after all these years!
My husband 🙂
My perfect 10 is my gorgeous daughter!
My perfect 10 is my two grandchildren and my recipe for Triple Chocolate Cookies!
This recipe is a gift. Thank you. My perfect 10 Johnny Iuzzini.
I teach… so my perfect ten is one of the other teachers. She always keeps me positive especially when high schoolers say harsh things to me.
My Perfect 10 is my wonderful friend Natialia who has celiac decease and can only eat gluten-free foods.
There’s something about Robert Downey Jr………..
My mom is my perfect ten – to me she is the most important person on the world!
my son and my husband
My perfect 10 is my mom. Her love & support has gotten me through some difficult situations.
My perfect ten are my 2 kids and my 2 grandsons!
My perfect 10 is a day that starts with coffee, is filled with books, shopping, eat out and time spent with my husband. 🙂
My perfect 10s are my husband and my 2 boys. We are a perfect 10 family!
My perfect 10 is Justin Timberlake!
My perfect 10 is my cat, Coyote. She’s already used up her nine lives, so I’m glad she had a 10th tucked away! She’s sleeping beside me right now.
My perfect 10 is my son
My perfect 10 would be my Mom. She and I have had some relationship struggles this year, but we’ve both learned from them and are in the process of transforming our relationship with eachother. Seeing someone set in their ways change is really amazing.
My mom is my perfect 10 🙂 I wish she wasn’t 1000 miles away now!
I love Allies’s answer and am borrowing it. My perfect 10 is the person who sees someone in need and does something to help.
What a great post! My perfect 10 is my husband. It took us a long time to find each other, but now that we have – life couldn’t be better. We have a beautiful home, an amazing 5 year old son, and a great life together. I’m truly blessed.
My perfect ten is my mom!
My perfect 10 is my husband…we’ll be married 12 years next month.
My perfect 10 is browned butter pecan pie!! Actually, I have lots of perfect 10s. Thanks for making me think about them and how fortunate I am!
My perfect 10 is my Beloved Dad who supported me from my first step to his last.
My perfect 10 is my grandmother!
My mom is my perfect 10. She is an amazing woman, and she has been a great role model for me in terms of career, relationships, body image, and being a mom. I hope I grow up to be like her 🙂
My perfect 10 is my mom hands down. She homeschooled me and my two older brothers, has helped everyone in my family unselfishly, and always supported me in everything I do. She is my best friend and I am forever grateful and thankful for her.
My perfect 10’s are my two dogs – they always brighten my day! 🙂
My perfect 10 is my mom!! She’s the best and I don’t know what I’d do without her!
My perfect 10 is my family…my husband and our 2 dogs! Would love to win these for a friend who is GF.
My perfect 10 is my daughter — after reading the recipe I KNOW its for her – and I can’t bake them for her as she lives 3 hours away!
Holiday Baker Man
My perfect 10 is family!
My perfect 10 is my husband down to every last little imperfection. He’s a package deal!
My perfect 10 is dairy free baked goods because I’m allergic to dairy and whey goes into EVERYTHING. Oh wait, I mean my perfect 10 is my wonderful boyfriend Paul. No, really 😉
Thanks for the additional information on the recipe. These look fantastic! My perfect 10 is my husband. 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!
My perfect 10 is my wonderful husband, Richard!
My perfect 10 is the person who sees someone who’s homeless or cold or hungry and does something to help.
My perfect 10 is Chris Hemsworth. THOR!!!
Mine is my mister 🙂
My perfect 10s are my husband and my daughter. Cleaning up from roasting turkey for Valentine’s Day – his favorite meal – but we gave each other chocolate instead of pumpkin pie for dessert.
My perfect 10 — especially when he was in Love Actually — is Colin Firth. That smile, alone, should push him over the 10 mark.
My perfect 10 is Clive Owen. Can I pick someone famous since I’m single? 😉
My perfect tens are my husband and baby boy.
My perfect 10 is my husband. He’s my best friend and really the most awesome guy in the world!
Cheesy, but true–my perfect 10 is my husband! And I really want to try those cookies, so if I don’t win, I’ll be making them. Or maybe both–win and make them. 🙂
I have to go with two perfect 10’s…my beautiful daughters!
my perfect 10 is george clooney, but he doesn’t know it!
My perfect 10 is definitely my 36 year old daughter Amy. I lost my husband last July–and of course she lost her father– she has been there lending her support, her empathetic listening skills and her rock solid strength. I thank God for her everyday.
My perfect 10 is my husband. We celebrate 20 years of marriage next week!
My perfect ten is my father. He still hand-draws a Valentine’s day card for my mom, my sister and me.
My perfect 10 is my dear husband, Rod. Having him in my life makes everything better! Thanks for entering me in your fun giveaway.
My perfect 10 is good luck in the kitchen with a new recipe that uses alternative ingredients, as they can be expensive to make and not always successful. Recently, that was a chocolate cake with vanilla whipped cream frosting that was gluten free, egg free and refined sugar free. The plate and knife were literally licked clean.
My perfect 10 is my daughter. She is just the most extraordinary little girl I have ever known.
Happy Valentine’s Day! My perfect 10 is my son. He’ll be 10 (how did that happen?!?) at the end of the month. He surprised me last night w/ yellow roses for v-day — I’m very lucky and he’s such a great kid 🙂 Love your blog, Anna!
My PERFECT 10 is my sister!
My mom is my perfect 10 🙂 Thanks for introducing me to such a great cookie! I’m a big fan of vegan baked goods and am thrilled when I find a new one. So thanks!