Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe

Chinese New Year starts on the 19th of this month and in preparation for the year of the goat, might I suggest you make this Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe?

No, not the type that are all folded with a silly little fortune inside, but good fortune cookies – guaranteed to bring you prosperity in the coming year!

According to Chinese culture, Almond Cookies symbolize coins and are sure to bring you good fortune. I have decided that if one coin is good, two have got to be better – after all, who couldn’t use a little more coin in their life? So I sandwiched the almond cookies together with a little chocolate ganache in the middle.

A little trick I learned recently is to add gluten free Tamari to my chocolate ganache – it intensifies the chocolatiness and adds a little hint of saltiness, which actually helps heighten the flavor.

May the year of the goat be a prosperous one for you and may you enjoy these utterly delightful cookies.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies

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Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe
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Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • cups almond flour or very finely ground almonds
  • 24 whole blanched almonds
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free San-J Tamari

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the egg whites and salt and beat on high speed until soft peaks start to form. With the mixer running, add the sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating until the mixture is very thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts. Using a large spatula, stir in the almond flour, making sure everything is well combined. The mixture will be very thick.
  • Using a tablespoon or a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop, drop mounds of the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Place the whole blanched almonds on half of the cookies. Bake all the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Combine the chocolate chips, cream, and Tamari in a small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring, until chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Spread the chocolate mixture on the flat side of the cookies without the almonds. Top with the cookies with the almonds, almond side up, and gently press together.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Good Fortune Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sydney Johnson
    February 19, 2015

    I am a diabetic woman who always had to keep quiet when it came to desserts. It depressed me to know that I could never eat my favorite dessert foods. I finally found the perfect gluten free desserts that are just so delicious :) Here is a link to a review of the recipes http://inersche.com/2015/02/04/guilt-free-desserts-gluten-free-diabetic-safe-deserts-thoughts/

  2. February 25, 2015

    Oooh these would be perfect for the party I’m going to this weekend! Thanks Carol!

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