Marzipan Cookies {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Marzipan Cookies {Vegan, Gluten Free}

I’m genuinely flummoxed at gluten-free baking, and to be quite honest, I’m a huge fan of gluten, so it’s not generally something I go out of my way to avoid.

But I do have a lot of friends with celiac, so it’s something I, at the very least, think about. When I was writing my new cookbook, Vegan Baking Made Easy, I focused primarily on traditional recipes which I veganized. That challenge alone often feels like enough. More than enough!

But there are a few recipes in there that are or can be easily made to be, gluten free, and this recipe for Marzipan Cookies is one of them, making it both vegan and gluten free.

Just five simple ingredients, and the resulting cookie is crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursts with loads of almond flavour (hence the name Marzipan Cookies!). So easy, and so good!

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Marzipan Cookies Vegan Gluten Free

Marzipan Cookies

Rebecca Coleman
This vegan, gluten-free, 5-ingredient cookie recipe is from my new cookbook, Vegan Baking Made Easy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup soft vegan butter
  • 24 blanched, slivered almond pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, powdered sugar, salt and almond extract. Add the vegan butter and mix well until the butter is fully incorporated into the dry ingredients and the dough forms a cohesive ball.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into 1 tablespoon portions and roll each into a ball in your hands. Place the balls on a cookie sheet, spaced 2-3" apart. Flatten each slightly with the bottom of a glass. Top each cookie with a slivered almond.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes, just until the edges are starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword cookies, glutenfree, vegan

2 thoughts on “Marzipan Cookies {Vegan, Gluten Free}”

  • I have made these delicious and easy cookies several times and they come out perfectly each time. The only change I made to the cookie was the almond topping. I flattened the cookie dough ball and pressed the top onto a dish of slivered almonds. The cookies are prettier with almonds disbursed on top.

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