Almond Tea Cakes – Gluten Free

Tried and true. Gluten Free Tea cakes for you!

As an accompaniment for that special cup of tea you deserve as a reward for being so good or on a lazy Susan with cucumber sandwiches at a formal tea, this will become your “go-to” confection.  It is not only deliciously light and crunchy, complimenting any and all items in your tea service, but fills that important niche for those persons with gluten sensitivities and allergies.  It is gluten free!

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar

    ~Almond Tea Cakes~

    ~Almond Tea Cakes~
    Gluten Free!

  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1-1/4 c.  almond flour*
  • 1/2 c. sliced almonds, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  1. Cream butter with first 2 sugars, extract, water until light in texture and well combined
  2. Add half of the almond flour.  Cream together
  3. Add last half of the almond flour and combine to make a stiff dough
  4. Add chopped sliced almonds and combine
  5. Turn onto a waxed paper that has been sprinkled with final 2 tbsp. granulated sugar and roll into a square about an 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Slice in 1″ squares and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Bake 325° F for 17 minutes or until cakes begin to brown on the edges.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and store air tight.

* Almond flour is available at most full service food markets in their gluten-free section nowadays.  If you are unable to find it, try grinding your own in a food processor.  Grind 2 cups of almonds (blanched preferred ), measure out the cup you need and freeze the leftovers airtight in a ziplock bag for use in waffles, pancakes, etc. ©Barbara A. Ziegler/ 2014  All rights reserved

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