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4 Ingredient Gluten Free Ratafia Biscuits

4 ingredient gluten free ratafia biscuits are easy, low carb cookies made without wheat flour and dairy.  Traditionally from Scotland, these crisp and chewy cookies are perfect in a trifle or with a cup of coffee.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Scottish
Keyword: almond biscuits, gluten free biscuits, ratafia biscuits
Servings: 40 biscuits
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F and line an 11x17-inch cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the egg whites in a medium bowl until they're quite foamy, but not forming peaks.
  • Dump in the sugar and almond flour and beat until well mixed; then stir in the almond extract.  The mixture should look like a thick paste.
  • Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a ⅓ inch (1 centimeter) round nozzle.  Pipe blobs of the mixture onto the prepared tray about 2 inches apart, making each biscuit about ¾ inch in diameter.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15-18 minutes, until the biscuits are a pale golden brown around the edges.
  • Let the biscuits cool completely on the parchment paper.  Use in a trifle or serve as an after-dinner snack with coffee.  Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Want to warm up the egg whites quickly?  Soak the whole eggs in hot tap water for 10 minutes, then separate the yolks and whites.
  • Can't find almond flour?  Substitute it with equal volume of another nut flour, such as hazelnut.
  • Make your own caster sugar (also known as superfine sugar) by grinding granulated sugar in a blender until fine.
  • Want them sweeter?  Add an additional 2 tablespoons (25g) of caster sugar.
  • Let the biscuits cool completely before removing from the parchment.  Otherwise, they'll stick to the paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg