Wine in your cookies!? Yes! And lemon and almond!? Yes! And the best part – other than the fact that these are easy AND delicious – is that these lemon almond wine cookies are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free and soy-free!
For the holidays, you can also turn them into thumbprint cookies!
Or top or fill thumbprint versions with dairy-free lemon curd.
I have been craving almond cookies … perhaps with some lemon. And then a friend shared a link to a wine cookie recipe. Say what!? Wine cookies!? I had to check it out. They looked interesting and delicious, but I wondered … hmmm … could I make a lemon almond cookie with some wine in the batter? And, could I pull off a lemon almond wine cookie that is dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free? This morning, I decided to give it a try. It would either be a great success … or a major recipe fail.
I’m happy to report that they were a big SUCCESS! My picky husband, who has NO food allergy or intolerance issues, LOVED them!
Instead of butter or even a vegan butter, I decided to use grapeseed oil, since I also used wine (I wanted to keep the grape theme going). Also, even though I don’t have a gluten-intolerance, many of my followers and friends do, so I wanted to make these gluten-free too. I used equal amounts gluten-free flour blend and almond flour/meal. Gluten-free baking can be tricky, so I was really really happy with how these turned out!
These lemon almond wine cookies are REALLY easy to make. Just put all of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix by hand or with an electric hand mixer.
Then drop them onto a cookie sheet (I like to use parchment paper), flatten them a little and bake for 12 minutes.
Let them cool and enjoy! They’re perfect with a cup of coffee, cappuccino, tea or even a nice glass of white wine.