Moroccan Almond Cookies

These Moroccan Almond Cookies are a delightful treat that’s gluten-free, flourless, and chocolate-free, yet absolutely delicious and perfect for any occasion. Infused with the flavors of cocoa and cinnamon, these cookies are not only tasty but also a healthier option for those with dietary restrictions. Let’s get started on this simple and flavorful recipe.


  • 250g almonds (finely ground to mimic flour)
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8g baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar for rolling
  • Whole walnuts for decoration
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1. Preheat Oven:

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

2. Prepare Almond Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely ground almonds, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix these dry ingredients thoroughly to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.

3. Add Wet Ingredients:

  • Crack the eggs into the almond mixture. Stir well until the mixture forms a sticky dough. If the dough feels too wet, you can add a bit more ground almonds to achieve the right consistency.

4. Shape the Cookies:

  • Using a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, take portions of the dough and roll them into balls. Then, roll each ball in powdered sugar to coat them completely. This will give the cookies a beautiful cracked surface as they bake.

5. Add a Walnut:

  • Press a whole walnut into the center of each cookie ball before placing them on the prepared baking sheet. This adds a nice crunch and visual appeal to the cookies.

6. Bake:

  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes, or until they are set but still soft to the touch. Be careful not to overbake as the cookies should be moist and chewy inside.

7. Cool and Serve:

  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool.

8. Enjoy:

  • Once cooled, enjoy these Moroccan Almond Cookies with a cup of mint tea or your favorite beverage. The cookies are rich in flavor, with a delightful texture that melts in your mouth.

These cookies are perfect for sharing with family and friends or enjoying as a special treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without compromising health. Their elegant appearance and exquisite taste make them suitable for festive occasions and everyday indulgence alike.