Coconut-coated Gluten-free Almond Cookies

These gluten-free almond cookies, coated in coconut are easy to make and are a perfect accompaniment for a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Serves 12 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 12 almonds
  • 250g/8.8oz (2 1/4 cup) almond meal
  • 50g/1.8oz (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of one orange
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp date syrup (can sub with maple or rice syrup)
  • some desiccated coconut for coating


  1. Place the almonds in a bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Leave for a couple of minutes then peel off outer skin. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/355F.
  3. In another bowl, add the almond meal, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Then add the orange zest and juice, and the date syrup. Combine well and use hands to form the dough. It should be slightly sticky.
  5. Using your hands, form 12 balls with the dough. Add some desiccated coconut in a dish and coat each ball with the coconut.
  6. Place the coated cookie balls on a baking tray and press an almond into the center of each.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Have you made this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us - @veganeasy — we can't wait to see it!

DessertSnacksHolidayGluten Free

Leave a Rating or Comment

  • no rating