Orange and Polenta Crispy Cookies

Polenta gives these cookies a really crisp and crunchy texture


½ cup polenta

2 tablespoons plus 1 ½ teaspoon rice flour

¼ ground almonds

½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

4 tablespoons vegan butter, cubed

1 vegan egg

Grated rind 1 orange

3 tablespoons flaked almonds


1.Cover two baking sheets with wax paper. Place the polenta, flour, ground almonds, baking powder, confectioners’ sugar, and butter in a food processor and whiz until resemble fine bread crumbs, or rub by hands in a large bowl.

2. Stir in the egg and orange rind and bring together to make a dough. Wrap closely and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out thinly on a surface dusted lightly with the rice flour. Cut into 20 rounds with 1 ½ inch cutter. Transfer to the Preheated baking sheets, sprinkle with almonds, and place in the Preheated oven, for 8 minutes, until golden. Remove the cookies from the oven, let stand for a few minutes to harden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

If you’re allergic to Almonds or chose not to use in your recipe, replace the ground almonds with extra polenta so the is firmer.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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