Craving a cookie but you can't have gluten and you don't feel like spending $5 for 3 cookies? Here's a recipe for you that was a success with both gluten free and non gluten free people around here. Frankly, it's just as good unbaked as baked but it's not a "cookie" then, it's just cookie dough and you can't really tell people that you're bringing cookie dough for dessert. Although i have some friends that would understand. ;)
This recipe is actually from Nourishing Traditions and in case you didn't read the previous paragraph, it's delicious.
1 1/2 cups almonds
1/2 cup butter, softened, or coconut oil (i used coconut oil for the dairy intolerant friends)
1 cup arrowroot or 7/8 cup bulgur flour
1/2 cup Rapadura (can use raw sugar)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
grated rind of 1 lemon (skipped)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
Place almonds in food processer and process to a fine meal. Add remaining ingredients, and process until well blended. Form dough into walnut sized balls and place on buttered cookie sheets. May press whole almond into each. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. After 5 minutes in the oven, press cookies lightly with fork. Let cool completely before removing to an airtight container.
(Can also use 1 1/2 cups pecans in place of almonds. Reduce butter or coconut oil by 1/8 cup and omit almond extract. I personally have only used the pecans and we all loved them)