Deliciously nutty gluten free Spanish almond cookies (polvorones de almendra) are incredibly tender, super crumbly, and so delicious. They’re easy to make, literally melt in your mouth, and have the most incredible flavor.
Made with only 6 ingredients you probably already have on hand – almond flour, shortening, powdered sugar, gluten free 1:1 flour, cinnamon, and salt – these Spanish almond cookies are a crumbly shortbread that’s not too sweet but have a super soft and delicate texture.
This Spanish almond cookie recipe has been in my husband’s family for years so I decided to make it gluten free and simpler than ever! The original recipe calls for raw almonds to be blanched, roasted, and ground to make homemade almond flour. I’ve found that toasting store-bought blanched almond flour before adding it to the recipe gives you the same results and saves SO MUCH TIME!
What you’ll need to make these Gluten Free Spanish Almond Cookies (Polvorones de Almendra)
(links below are the gluten free & celiac safe products I used in this recipe)
- Fine blanched almond flour
- Vegetable shortening
- Powdered sugar
- Gluten free 1:1 flour
- Fine sea salt
What are Polvorones you might ask?
Polvorones are a type of Spanish shortbread cookie traditionally made with almonds and pork fat. In modern days, pork fat has been replaced with shortening or butter. “Polvo” in Spanish translates to powder or dust and these cookies will literally crumble into dust right in your mouth! They’re extremely popular during the holiday season, but I love them year-round.
More delicious gluten free cookie recipes you’re sure to love!
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Healthy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cookies
- Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you make these Gluten Free Spanish Almond Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and rating below. You can also snap a photo and post it on Instagram! Make sure to tag @glutenless_apron and use the hashtag #glutenlessapron for a chance to be featured. Enjoy!
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