Vegan Blood Orange Cookies by bethbierema | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Vegan Blood Orange Cookies
"The prettiest cookies to make this citrus season! A slightly healthier take on traditional cookies, made with simple ingredients like almond flour and maple syrup to sweeten."
-- @bethbierema
Recipe Intro From bethbierema

This recipe is featured in our 2021 Holiday Cookie Roundup! Call on Mother Nature to provide a gorgeous hue and citrusy flavor for a batch of these blood orange cookies. And they come together with just six ingredients to tip the work-to-wow scale in your favor.

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Serves or Makes: 10



  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/ 2 tablespoons blood orange zest, from one orange
  • 1 teaspoon blood orange juice
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon salt

Glaze (optional)

  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/ 2 tablespoons blood orange juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/ 2 tablespoon blood orange zest, from one orange


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.

  • Step 2

    Add almond flour, maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, and salt to a medium sized bowl and stir with a spoon. Mixture will come together the more you mix, don’t be tempted to add more liquid. It will end up being slightly thick and sticky.

  • Step 3

    Using a tablespoon, or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, measure out batter and roll between your hands to form a ball. Moisten your hands periodically as the batter is sticky and this helps it from sticking to your hands. Place balls onto baking sheet about 1” apart. Flatten balls with your finger tips or bottom of a cup until about 1/4” or 5mm thick, making sure the tops are fairly flat as they do not spread while baking.

  • Step 4

    Place baking sheet into the centre of the oven and bake for 13-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to a cooling rack. They won’t get very golden on the tops, but will be golden on the bottom.

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the sifted icing sugar, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Sifting the icing sugar beforehand makes sure there isn’t little specks of icing sugar in the glaze and makes it ultra smooth, but it’s not completely necessary if you’re wanting to save time. Whisk together until a smooth, thick glaze forms. Add more sugar if needed to thicken, or more orange juice to thin.

  • Step 6

    Once cookies are completely cool, move on to glazing your cookies (if you would like to glaze them!). Place some parchment paper under the cooling rack, or place the cooling rack onto the larger baking sheet, as this will be used to catch the drips. Using your fingers dip each cookie into the glaze, gently shaking to release the excess. Place on the rack. Continue until all cookies are done. Sprinkle with the blood orange glaze and let them sit til icing sugar is set. Store any leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature or in the fridge (storing in the fridge makes them soft and slightly sticky!). Enjoy!