Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Almond Cookies Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Almond Cookies Recipe

Unapologetically almond-y and crunchy-chewy, these cookies by New York City's By The Way Bakery are super simple and fast to make.


  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 32 almond slices for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the almond paste, sugar, and salt in a standing mixer on medium-high speed or by hand until the mixture becomes uniformly crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together egg whites and almond extract with a fork.
  4. With the mixer running or by hand, slowly add the egg white mixture to the almond mixture and mix to make a smooth paste.
  5. Drop heaping, teaspoon-size balls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Place a sliced almond on top of each cookie and gently press it down to secure it. Generously sprinkle each cookie with confectioners’ sugar. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on the pan.

Photography Maren Caruso

7 Comments on “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Almond Cookies Recipe”

  1. Avatar for Gen

    My cookies are coming out flat. Should I be whipping the eggs whites, instead of stirring?

  2. Avatar for Erika

    Intersting. We’ve never had that problem. Are they delicious? They should still have epic flavor. Perhaps try whipping the whites to see what happens and please let us know!

  3. Avatar for Beth

    These are amazing – thank you so much for the recipe!
    I just made these using only 1/2 cup sugar and they were still sweet so plan accordingly (especially since they are sprinkled with powdered sugar).

  4. Avatar for Ryan

    5 stars
    Is this By The Way’s actual recipe or a copycat? I had one of their Almond cookies for the first time today and am now on a mission to find out how to make them! Thanks!!

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