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Almond Cardamom Cookies

Almond Cardamom Cookies

It can be hard to find a gluten free, grain free and vegan cookie recipe that can actually hold it's own to a "normal" cookie. That said, these almond cardamom cookies are downright delicious. 

The edges are slightly crispy with a soft and decadent center. The almond flour gives these cookies a subtle and sweet nutty flavor while the cardamom and cinnamon create a flavor that is far more interesting that most common cookies. 

Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12-16


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (28g)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave (45g)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. Ground flax seed + 2 ½ tbsp. hot water)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour (200g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp. slivered almonds (optional, to decorate)



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a lined baking sheet.

Combine all liquid ingredients (coconut oil, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla) and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. 


2. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until a smooth dough is formed.


3. Scoop spoonfuls of the dough onto your prepared baking sheet, pressing down gently with a fork to flatten slightly. This should make approx. 12-16 cookies, depending on the size you like. Add a slivered almond for décor if desired.


4. Bake until edges are lightly golden in color, about 9 minutes.


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