Friday, December 19

Just Almonds Review, Ginger Snap Almond Cookies.

Fun fact about almonds; An almond is not really a nut, it is a drupe. which is technically a fruit. Did you know that? I didn't! If you want to learn more about Almonds visit Just Almonds.

Just Almonds gave me a chance to do a review in exchange for product, I received Almonds & Just Almond Flour. I combined both, and made COOKIES! If you've been following my blogs, you will notice that I love to cook. I have ate Almond products before from Andersons, and Wholefoods, but I had never tried to make cookies myself. Making them yourself is by far less expensive. I baked some cookies for my moms group, I'm always trying to find better, healthier snack alternatives. The cookies were pretty simple, and easy to make. I loved the texture of the Almond Flour. Also it's nice to know that they are grown, and packaged here in the U.S.A. If you are a gluten free, natural family, I advice you to check Almond Flour out.



I felt as if I accomplished something by baking almond cookies. In my honest, opinion, I believe almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Almonds are good for your brain, heart, & skin. You can use almonds to regulate blood pressure, and cholesterol. You can help prevent certain cancers like colon, almonds help to improve the movement through the colon. Diabetics can eat almonds to help control the rise in sugar and insulin levels after meals. Unsweetened almond milk can help reduce weight by mono-saturated fat that is in almonds by satisfying appetite, and prevents over-eating. Also, because almonds are rich in fiber, and full of folic acids, they are ideal to eat during pregnancy to help with constipation. And, a boost of energy.



The Cookies turned out wonderful. The aroma of the spices from the oven made me want to mix up more batches. What else I loved about this recipe with the almond flour was, you didn't have to use your mixer. Just mixing by hand, and rolling the almond flour into balls was fairly simple after the wet ingredients were added. Using the beefree honey made it less sticky, and didn't stick to my hands much.



I thought it looked pretty, all the different colored spices over top the almond flour.



Below is the recipe if you'd like to try to make some yourself. Just Almond sells Almond Flour, Almond Meal, & Almonds by bulk as well.



How To Make The Cookies!

Preheat oven to 275 degrees

Blend all the dry ingredients together

Add the honey and butter to the dry ingredients, and blend well

Create small balls of dough, place about an inch apart

Flatten each cookie with a fork, flatten it one way with the fork, then the other way so it makes a cross over pattern

Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar over each cookie

Add a whole almond to the middle of the cookie

Bake for 15 minutes

Lower the oven to 175, flip the cookies over, and bake for another 15 mins

You know me, I hope I have made you all hungry! Drooling, Vying for the taste of a ginger snap almond cookie on your tongue, & wanting to experiment using Almond Products. This was a delicious review, and yes I ate my cookies warm.

You can find Just Almonds on Facebook, or by JustAlmonds.com. Hope you enjoyed my review, and the fun, healthy facts about Almonds.

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20 comments:

  1. Great review! I've always had the desire to try Almond Flour - maybe now is the time. I LOVE almonds!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Your cookies sound awesome!!! I love almonds they are one of my favorite foods. They don't sell my brand of almond flour out so I'm going to have try this stuff out!

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  3. Ohhh those look delicious!! And I have everything to make these..

    Can't wait for the giveaway!

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  4. I did not know that almonds are considered a fruit. Thanks for that information. I also did not know the health benefits to eating almonds. Now when I eat them I will not feel guilty! Thanks for the wealth of information! Great review!

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  5. ohhh are you doing a giveaway!! Yumm! I want to make those cookies too~!

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  6. They look good I would love to make those cookies. I love to cook also. I will have to give this a try ty

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  7. Those cookies are so adorable. I almost had a comatose from eating so many chocolate chip cookies so I'll need to hold off on making these but I will one day!

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  8. I want to try those cookies they look tasty

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  9. The cookies look yummy and very healthy.

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  10. I would try these yummy almonds in baking and also to use in my summer tossed salads too!

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  11. Cookies for sure! They look delicious and I love almonds! Thanks so much!
    -Georgiana

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  12. I would try these in baked goods and muffins too! Thanks!

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