Feb 2, 2011

My Mother's Organic Almond Cookies

As you can see, this post is a little different than my last one; since I am writing about eco-friendly living I thought I can also include an organic recipe just to make the blog more fun.

I live thousands of miles away from my family and most of my friends. Whenever I am homesick, I try to cook one of my mother's recipes to make me feel closer to them. That is why this week I decided to bake cookies, just like my mom used to make for us.In fact, my mother claims that this is the best organic almond cookie recipe I can ever find, and after baking these delicious cookies I am sure you'll all agree. It's a really simple and fun cookie recipe to bake with your kids :)

First I should start by listing the ingredients you need:
  • 2 cups of organic unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons of aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of unsalted organic butter
  • 1 cup of organic sugar
  • 1 organic egg (at room temperature)
  • 1 organic lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of organic milk
  • 1/2 cup of crushed organic almonds

You can start by adding the dry ingredients together. If anyone is wondering, the dry ingredients are 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix these in a large bowl with a spatula.

Add 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of sugar, 1 lemon zest, and the egg into the food processor, and mix them up for 2 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup of almonds and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter.

Your next step is to add the mix of dry ingredients to the batter in 3 steps. You just add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the batter each time, and just turn on the food processor for 1 minute. When the dry ingredients are mixed with the batter completely, it is time to put the cookie dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Take a large tray and line it with some parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then take the cookie dough out of the fridge; using an ice cream scooper place approximately 12 to 14 cookies on the tray.

Bake for 23 to 25 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. Cool the cookies for a few minutes, and then transfer them to a large plate or your favorite cookie jar.

Finally, we can enjoy my mother's home-made organic almond cookies with a glass of cold organic milk :)


  1. What a great post! I love the idea behind this recipe, and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for including pictures. Sounds like your mom is a great cook.

  2. Thank you. I thought the pictures could help make the baking process easier and fun. I hope you will like it as much as I do. My mom is the best cook ever, she used to make Baklava from scratch. I am not that talented unfortunately:)