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Apulian Almond Cookies

I tried these cookies in Lecce on my family trip to Puglia, and I knew immediately that I needed to come up with a recipe to replicate them at home! Not too chewy and not too crispy either, these have a unique and perfect texture I can’t get enough of. Pair it with some espresso for the perfect balanced bite.

Apulian Almond Cookies, image credit: Lizzy Newman


Apulian Almond Cookies

Rated 5.0 stars by 1 users



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

17 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Apulian Almond Cookies


  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup honey (such as thyme or clover)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup Turbinado or Demerara sugar, for coating the cookies
  • 33 - 34 whole almonds (around 1.5 ounces)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the almond flour, brown sugar, honey, salt and eggs. Using a rubber spatula, stir until well combined and a dough is formed.
  3. Fill a shallow bowl with the Turbinado or Demerrara sugar. Scoop heaping 1 tablespoon scoops of the dough, and roll each scoop in the sugar to coat completely. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between the cookies. Place one almond into the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly to indent.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or golden brown and fragrant. Allow to cool slightly on the tray for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
10 grams
4 grams
7 grams
Saturated Fat
1 grams
11 milligrams
34 milligrams
2 grams
8 grams
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2 reviews & comments

  • Author's avatar image

    Same Jenny, several months later! Made this again because I love them so, but used 2 tsp almond extract (or 1 tsp if you halve the recipe) and the cookie batch came out great. Definitely a cookie staple within the cookie rotation. Two thumbs up.

  • Author's avatar image

    I wonder if almond extract might enhance the flavor of these. Any recommendations for how much to use? Otherwise, these are quite satisfying.

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