Almond Sandwich Cookies

Amazing Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holidayCrunchy Almond Sandwich Cookies make marvelous edible gifts and will be the highlight of the neighborhood cookie exchange.

Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday
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The first time I made these Almond Sandwich Cookies I was trapped in my house due to snow.

We don’t have white drifts blanketing the landscape like many friends up North. Snow in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a novelty. We see it on the mountain tops. We drive up into it to ski. We even get enough in the valleys to sled once or twice each year.

But drive in it? Live functional lives in it?

No. We don’t do that.

Crispy Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday

Our local schools had been closed four times that December, due to 1-2 inches of snow.

Ridiculous, you might say, but Asheville is just not equipped to clear roads to free us from our homes! Too many people live on the slopes, meaning one patch of black ice could be detrimental.


So I was stuck in my house. Christmas shopping undone. Holiday errands un-run. Holiday baking?

That I could still do. I even have a couple school-skipping elves to help me!

Easy Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday

Cookies are magical. They provide a common bond for any group of people. They offer instant (if only momentary) bliss. They are adored by the young and old alike. Cookies are bite-sized portions of love.

I found this particular Almond Sandwich Cookies recipe in an old Bon Appetite Magazine. After drooling over the photo I noticed they were made with almond paste instead of flour.

Very curious.

Simple Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday

The Almond Sandwich Cookies reminded me of the classic Amaretti cookies you find in the square metal tins this time of year. Only thinner, softer, and filled with jam.

I experimented with fillings and found my family liked blackberry jam the best.

The first batch of Almond Sandwich Cookies gave a random winter snowed-in day glimmer of excitement. I’ve been making them for holiday cookie exchanges ever since!

Love these Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday


Gluten Free Almond Sandwich Cookies #christmas #holiday
5 from 2 votes

Almond Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
Almond Sandwich Cookies Recipe - Perfect for holiday gifts and cookie exchanges! These simple almond cookies are crunchy and addictive.
Servings: 20 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Almond Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 ½ cups sliced almonds
  • 7 ounce tube of almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • Any flavor fruit jam or filling
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line to large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Break the almond paste into chunks and place it in a food processor. Add the sugar and cinnamon and grind until fine. Add the egg whites and pulse until smooth.
  3. Scoop the mixture into a large zip bag and snip a hole in one corner. If the almond mixture in thick, pour the sliced almonds on to a plate. Then squeeze circle onto the almonds. Flip them over so they are covered with almonds on both sides, then lay them on the cookie sheets. If the almond mixture is loose, place little mounds of sliced almonds on the cookies sheets where the cookies will be. Squeeze the mixture into circles on top of the little almond piles. Then sprinkle with a few more almonds.
  4. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them at the end because they turn dark quickly.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the parchment paper. Then turn half of them over and top with jam or frosting. Give each cookie a top and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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60 comments on “Almond Sandwich Cookies

  1. Tally erp 9 tutorialposted November 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Looks and sounds delicious…will give it a try !

  2. Rosaposted July 22, 2011 at 6:20 am Reply

    What fabulous cookies! They must taste heavenly.



  3. Johnposted December 29, 2010 at 2:22 am Reply

    Those look great. I found one paragraph of the directions somewhat confusing so I edited them on a Word .doc and sent it to you for your input.

    These cookies I'll definitely make. I LOVE ALMOND PASTE!

  4. bunkycooksposted December 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm Reply

    I know I would love the flavors in these cookies with all of the almonds! Baking is a great way to spend the day and so relaxing. I missed being able to do much of it this year because of my surgery, but I at least get to enjoy your photos! Happy Holidays!

  5. Sanjeeta kkposted December 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I like the title of the post, Sommer. The cookies look cute with uneven corners. Love the frosting and pictures.

  6. Chow and Chatterposted December 21, 2010 at 5:42 am Reply

    wonderful cookies and a fun thing to do with the kids

    Rating: 5
  7. Kristenposted December 21, 2010 at 4:04 am Reply

    Those look wonderful. In the winter (well, real winter, not the fake winter of Arizona)I like to stay home and bake too. There is something so homey about being in a warm house, creating wonderful things in the oven, keeping the cold at bay.

    Happy Holidays!!

  8. Stellaposted December 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Yum, the texture of these cookies look so nice! I love that the batter is kind of wet too. Wet cookie batters make some of the best cookies;-)

  9. Emily Zposted December 20, 2010 at 3:49 am Reply

    I feel so bad! Somehow a comment you left me got into my spam folder and I deleted it before I realized it was a non-spam comment! Sorry about that! :( I'm not even sure how that happened seeing as you comment pretty frequently!

  10. Boulder Locavoreposted December 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Delicious! Don't you love a good snow day? What a great way to spend the time. Can't wait to make these myself…would love to be doing it on a snow day, if we ever get any snow!

    Rating: 5