Vegan Almond-Pistachio Cookies

by | Updated: January 5th, 2021

Cut-out cookies are a lot of fun and can bring us back to childhood. But what about now that your eating preferences are more plant friendly? This recipe for vegan cut-out cookies uses flax “eggs” and vegan butter for a wholesome treat sure to please your more evolved palate. Made with almond flour and sprinkled with almonds and pistachios, they’re a grown-up dessert with a punch of protein. And with a hint of citrusy, sweet cardamom they’re perfect for dipping in coffee and tea.

Almond- and Pistachio-Topped Cookies on Baking Sheet with Parchment Paper |

Almond- and Pistachio-Topped Cookies on Baking Sheet with Parchment Paper |
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Vegan Almond-Pistachio Cookies

Servings 24 cookies
Calories 124 kcal
Author Pau D'Elia



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. To make flax “eggs,” in small bowl, combine flaxseed meal and water. Let rest for 5 minutes to thicken. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt and cardamom. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer 3 minutes, or mix manually until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in flax “eggs,” vanilla, almond extract and lemon zest, if using.
  6. Add flour mixture in two batches, beating on low speed until combined, or mixing manually until well combined.
  7. Shape dough into disk and wrap in plastic wrap or cover with kitchen towel. Chill 1 hour, or until firm.
  8. With rolling pin, roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured work surface.
  9. With 2-inch cookie cutter or shape cutters, cut out cookies and arrange about 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Brush cookies with coconut oil, then sprinkle with sugar. Place 1 large pinch of chopped nuts in center of each cookie, and press lightly.
  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Almond-Pistachio Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Pau D'Elia

Pau is an IIN Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) and certified yoga teacher who has been passionate about healthy living her entire life. She's an environmentalist who believes meditation is the remedy for any illness. Pau is also a passionate reader, eternal student, believer of magic, lover of homemade food and obsessed with dancing until her feet hurt. Pau, the founder of Pau’s Secrets, sheres her passion for yoga, meditation and cooking on her YouTube channel. Check out her cookbook “The Secret Ingredient” on her website: