Monday, October 3, 2011

Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies: Week One

Yes, it's about twelve weeks till Christmas time.  I decided to start this up again since I had so much fun with it last year.  This recipe is originally from The Vegan Table, but I have adapted it a little since I am not vegan.  I really love these cookies and it will be a recipe that I'll make time and time again.  I took a couple to work and a workmate commented that they looked and tasted so Christmassy without me even telling her they were baked with Christmas in mind. The almond extract really gives it a distinct almond flavour and I love the spices.  They're also incredibly easy to make. Enjoy!

Chai-Spiced Almond Cookies

113g butter, softened
30g icing/powdered sugar + more for dusting
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinammon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Cream butter and sugar.  Add extracts and spices and beat in well.  Sift in coconut flour and beat again.  Add in almond flour and mix in with a metal spoon.  Roll dough into tablespoon-ful balls on a baking sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.  Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before rolling in icing sugar.

Week One, 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies bakers:


  1. I love anything almond so this looks like a good recipe for me! I think this will be a fun blog hop!

  2. These look lovely, but did you leave the sugar out of this recipe?

  3. Alex - nope. It has 30g in the cookies (creamed with the butter). Most of the sweetness comes from the coating of powdered sugar that you roll have rolled the cookies in.