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5 from 1 vote

Vanilla Almond Cookies

Crumbly vegan cookies made with ground almonds and wholemeal spelt flour and flavoured with vanilla. Not too sweet, but perfect with a cup of tea.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: almonds, biscuits, cookies, vegan, wholemeal spelt flour
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 90 g coconut oil - softened
  • 60 g golden caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 160 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 90 g almonds - toasted and ground
  • 2 tbsp rice milk (I used Rice Dream)
  • 50 g icing sugar


  • Grind the almonds in a blender or coffee grinder.
  • Cream the coconut oil and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the salt and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and ground almonds and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture has a sandy type texture.
  • Add the milk and stir with a flat bladed knife. Bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.
  • Roll walnut sized pieces into balls with the palms of your hands.
  • Place slightly apart on a lined baking tray and bake at 170℃ for about 15 minutes or until just golden.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then roll in the icing sugar. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.


If the dough is too soft, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Adapted from Pistachio Biscuits with Rose & Almonds.
Please note: calories are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.8g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 4.6g