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Almond Oat Cookies

Only three more days until Fritz gets to take his test and then it is SUMMER!¬† Which is weird, because I’m already craving fall like nobody’s business.¬† I want apple pie.¬†¬†I want cinnamon spice.¬† I want pumpkin…anything.¬† And knowing that the weather in Canada is going to be in the high 70s and 80s is just heaven.¬† Bring on the sweaters for those chilly nights, baby.

I also got around to baking cookies today!  I wanted a treat to go with tea, and I knew that Fritz could use a break from studying.  I also wanted to try using the almond flour that I got from Swanson Health Products, so when I found a recipe for almond oat cookies, I got right on board. 

Almond Oat Cookies (adapted from here) Printable Recipe Card

  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 C butter, melted
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C almond flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • handful whole almonds

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Whip the egg and sugar together until light, then add the melted butter and vanilla.  Mix in the oats, almond flour, and baking powder and stir until combined.

Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, giving them enough room to spread out (I didn’t really give them enough space).¬† I put one whole almond in the middle of each cookie, but you could also chop ‘em and sprinkle them over the tops.

Bake them on the middle rack for about ten minutes until the bottom and edges are golden brown.  Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about five or ten minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. 

The absolute best part of these cookies are the crunchy, buttery, golden edges.

So gosh darn delicious.¬† Not to mention quick and easy–the recipe makes about a dozen big, thin, crunchy on the edges, soft in the middle cookies.¬† Perfect with tea or coffee.

The almond flavor from the almond meal is subtle but really, really good.

I also got to experience something fun today that I like to call “Big Cat in a Small Box”.¬† That cat really loves small and enclosed spaces.

He also loves standing inside the handle of bags.¬† Leave any bag lying around, and he’ll sneak over, snuggle his way into the handle, and just stand there until someone notices him.


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  1. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Mmm, I’m so with you on those chilly nights. It’s sad, but I can’t wait!
    Your cookies look delicious! I love so many of the things you make, they all look so good. Add this one to my to-try list too!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      thanks so much!…and these are definitely worth it (quick and easy!)

  2. Scott

    After countless days of heat over 100 degrees in Missouri, I agree wholeheartedly about thoughts of fall–my favorite season. These look good, Lauren!

  3. florence

    Thanks for the recipe and……the cat!So good and so beautiful..

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      thought you’d be happy about that! :)

  4. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

    This is my favourite kind of recipe for sure, basic crispy yumminess :) And i adore baking with both oats an almond flour also so definitely saving this and it looks like a no-risk winner of a cookie :) oh and that cat…cuttiieee!

  5. Holly

    Yay, Henry is back! Also, not to be too distracted your cookies look gorgeous – my GF would love these!
    I now realise – fall’s got to mean Autumn right?

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      haha thanks…and yes fall=autumn! :)

  6. Mykie

    Cookies are divine…but kitty stole the show!
    Love, Wondercat x

  7. Scott

    Tried actually making these this afternoon. It may be the fact that it’s 106 degrees out, but I had a terrible time getting them off the parchment. One or two came off like in the photos, and the rest look like a great ice cream topping or something similar. Not regretting, though.

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      weird! did you decrease the butter? I never have any problems getting anything off parchment paper!

  8. Tasha Orshoff

    I love crunchy and I love almond, so these cookies look right up my alley!

  9. katshealthcorner

    Hehe, one of our kitties likes to jump into suitcases as you are trying to pack them. It’s like she wants to go with you! :) Your kitty is always such a cutie. :)

    Your recipes are AMAZING! I love that you used almond meal! That is so cool! :)

  10. Alicia -Bakeaholic

    Those look so good! Perfectly delicate and crispy! I love a good oatmeal cookei recipe!

  11. Sara B.

    These look awesome! They look so crisp and tasty. Definitely need to try this recipe right away.

  12. Susan

    I made these cookies and they were DIVINE! They will definitely be on my Christmas cookie list.

    I made them a second time, but with two adjustments…I tried using coconut palm sugar as shown in the original version, (I try to follow a very low glycemic index diet and was hopeful for the same results), and I was out of my usual Penzey’s Mexican Vanilla, so I grabbed some McCormick’s at the local grocer. What a disappointment. The texture was less crispy, they didn’t taste sweet at all (palm sugar is like that), and they didn’t have that heady vanilla aroma that I think just tops them off.

    So, I will accept the little bit of real sugar, and make them with your version. Thanks for you edits, and I highly recommend really good quality vanilla for these!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      I hate when the substitutions disappoint…BUT I’m glad you just reminded me of these cookies ’cause I’ll definitely be making them again soon :)

  13. Karen

    My cookies turned out a lot thicker than yours. I used brown sugar and splenda (i didn’t have enough brown sugar on hand) and i added a little more almond flour to thicken up the batter. I also mixed olive oil and butter since i didn’t have enough butter on hand either. I have to say – they turned out really great and I will be making them again. I have been experimenting with almond flour for the paleo diet and although your cookies arent paleo they have given me hope that baking with almond flour is possible.

  14. Christina

    Bahaha! I just stumbled across your blog purely by chance and totally had a fit of laughter over your cat. Oh so gorgeous. Will have a browse – love your photos!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      glad you found us!

  15. Wendy

    Can raw Honey be used instead please, as I am on a no sugar, no flour diet…and if so, how much Honey? :) Thank you :)

  16. Elizabeth

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this! I made them today and the family loved them :-)

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      happy to hear it!

      1. Elizabeth

        I really have to thank you for these! They’ve become our absolute favorites… And I live with some pretty picky people!! My husband compares all other cookies I make to these ones… They’re his top favs. :-) so thanks for sharing!

  17. Vel

    Great recipe. I added raisins and cinnamon for additional flavor.

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