Do you know the feeling when you really want to bake something but have no idea what? It has been happening to me few time recently, and each time I got pastries that I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of preparing otherwise. That’s how these following almond cookies were thought of.
I wanted to make crinkle cookie – only not the common chocolate crinkle cookies, but something a bit different. I had a large amount of almond meal in my pantry and just knew I had to use it to make the cookies.
I wanted to make the cookies more interesting flavor-wise, so I added maple and just a little cinnamon to the dough. To tell you the truth? I got amazing almond crinkle cookies with just a little hint of maple, which made the so fragrant and delicious. These almond cookies are so easy to make and have such beautiful cracks that make them even more tempting.
Almond Crinkle Cookies
For the cookie dough:
- 60 grams (4 tbsp.) maple syrup
- 60 grams (1/4 cup) dark brown sugar
- 45 ml. (3 tbsp.) vegetable oil
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
- 50 grams (1/4 cup) almond meal
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 60 grams (1/2 cup) sugar powder
In a mixer bowl with paddle attachment place maple, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon, salt and egg yolk and mix until combined.
Add flour, almond meal, baking powder and baking soda and mix until soft dough is obtained.
Cool the dough for about an hour in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 170c degrees and arrange baking paper on baking trays.
Make walnut-sized balls of dough and dip in powdered sugar for coating.
Arrange the cookies in intervals on the trays and bake them for 10-14 minutes or until the cookies crinkle and set.
Cool completely at room temperature and serve.
- Keep the cookies in a sealed box for up to a week at room temperature.
- You can freeze the cookies for up to a month in a sealed container.
- You can prepare the dough a day in advance and keep it in the refrigerator.
- Instead of maple, you can use date syrup or honey in the same amount. Flavors will vary accordingly.