Soya and Almond Cookies | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

Soya flour, an excellent source of iron, calcium and B-vitamins and naturally gluten-free, comes from either roasted or unroasted soybeans that have been ground into a fine powder. Not only will It give homebaked goods a protein boost, but it also adds a nutty and exceptional flavour. If you are interested in using soya flour, more information can be found here.

Soya and Almond Cookies

inspired by Gastromony
  • 120 g Soya flour, sifted
  • 110 g Almonds, ground
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 150 g Butter, softened
  • 90 g Light brown sugar
  • 2 Small eggs
  • Finely chopped almond for coating, optional
  1. Rinse and drain soya beans. Spread soya beans in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast at 150C/300F until lightly golden and aromatic, about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the beans to a grain mill or a coffee blender. Blend until it reaches the fine consistency of flour. Sift and measure the bean powder.
  2. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 165C/330F. Whisk together the ground almonds, sifted soya flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and light brown sugar until light and well blended. Add in eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Stir in flour mixture until combined.
  4. Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls and coat with chopped almond if using. Place them on the prepared sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool on racks. It makes approximately 40 cookies. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


OohLookBel 27/3/12 06:21

Almond cookies are my faviurite thing, but I will have to try them now with soy flour. Thanks for sharing this!

peachkins 27/3/12 06:27

These are healthy cookies. I love the flavor of soya, I know I will love these....

Helene Dsouza 27/3/12 06:43

your soya almond cookies look nice crunchy! I am wondering if I can get soya flour here, sounds interessting with all the health benefits. Like the fact too that your recipe is using light brown sugar.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/3/12 08:05

Very original! Those cookies must be delicious.



Santosh Bangar 27/3/12 09:02

healthy cookies using soya is new to me

Lenia 27/3/12 09:02

They sound delicious and healthy!

Anonymous 27/3/12 09:06

I have never used soya flour before Angie - these cookies look lovely. Will see if I can source any soya flour next time I am in town.
:-) Mandy

Anonymous 27/3/12 09:54

these cookies are a thing of beauty. and they sound healthy too! very creative pictures.

Ana Regalado 27/3/12 10:31

That cookies looks deliciously healthy ! ;D I love almond cookies and with soya I'm sure it tastes yummy !

wenn 27/3/12 10:58

healthy it

Lora 27/3/12 10:59

Wow another great idea. These look delicious!

jasna varcakovic 27/3/12 11:06

Soya is soo good for balancing female hormones, almonds are perfect for keeping hart healthy...Lovely sweet combination of flavours!

vianney 27/3/12 11:42

love the texture and soya and almond together~great combo!!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 27/3/12 11:50

Your cookies look like they have a nice crunch to them Angie. Perfect for dipping into espresso. They remind me of a round biscotti.

ann low 27/3/12 12:09

Look so beautiful and delicious too! I love that grinder :)

Belinda @zomppa 27/3/12 12:15

Beautiful! So...I can eat as many of these, and they are still good for me, right...?

Heather S-G 27/3/12 13:23

I like the sound of these...and the photos are (as always) so beautiful that I just want to reach in. I really, really need to buy myself a grinder...

Finla 27/3/12 13:53

wowo thay are ablsoutley delicious and super healthy cookies.

Jeannie 27/3/12 13:53

You always bake beautiful tasty looking cookies! This one sounds pretty healthy too! Great photos!

Joanne 27/3/12 14:06

I love the idea of using nut flour to make cookies! These must be so tasty.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 27/3/12 14:29

Very interested in the soy flour. I will be looking into this! Also love almond cookies - so I'm thrilled to have another recipe to try. Thanks!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 27/3/12 14:46

Healthy cookies! They look so good. Your grinder is very pretty!

Faith 27/3/12 15:03

These look like the perfect treat -- much healthier than most cookies! I'd love some with a cup of tea!

Honey Bee Sweets 27/3/12 15:09

Oh cool! I want to make this! I have this packet of organic soy beans sitting in my cupboard for weeks...this recipe will be perfect. Thanks Angie!

Shoutforfood 27/3/12 15:29

Of course there will be revisions and edits, but the recipes are set, the images .... your photos literally make my mouth water!

sally 27/3/12 15:31

I've never thought of grinding soy beans into flour. I'll have to give it a try and make some of these yummy looking cookies.

Cinnamon and Thyme 27/3/12 15:57

Very interesting recipe! Cookies looks so beautiful :).

Elisabeth 27/3/12 16:04

The soya beans-almond cookies are irresistible and totally delicious. I have yet to find gorgeous soya beans like what you used, in our market!
Photos are superb, especially the first one:DDD

Viviane Bauquet Farre 27/3/12 16:09

As usual, Angie- beautiful final product! Soya can do wonders with a flavor such as almond. Wish I could try one of these!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/3/12 16:31

I've never used soya flour and I'm so impressed that you ground them yourself! What a healthy and delicious-looking cookie! The texture looks wonderful too.

Anonymous 27/3/12 17:05

What a cool grinder, Angie. I love that this uses soy flour and not wheat flour. I will try them before it gets too warm to turn the oven on...

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 27/3/12 18:00

These cookies look so healthy and delicious, Angie! A true winner for sure! Love the photos btw :) xoxo

Unknown 27/3/12 19:04

I'm always interested in trying new flours, your cookies look scrumptious;-)

April @ Ape's Eats 27/3/12 19:29

I've never heard of Soya flour before (although reading about, it sounds like you used it perfectly), but I am in love with anything almond, this recipe looks delicious! thanks for sharing :)

Rosita Vargas 27/3/12 19:35

Galletas irresistible ,originales lucen crujientes y ricas,abrazos hugs,hugs,

Beth 27/3/12 19:37

I've never baked with soya flour before, but your cookies look terrific and unique.

Kiri W. 27/3/12 20:17

I love soy milk, but have never baked with soy flour. It sounds like a very intriguing recipe! :) Since I love almonds in any shape, this would be a winner!

Anonymous 27/3/12 20:39

These cookies look wonderful! Beautiful soft but a little crispy and with such healthy factors - nice one!

Choc Chip Uru

Suzi 27/3/12 20:50

These do look good. I like that jumped up protein form adding the soy flour. Tasty and lovely photos too.

tania@mykitchenstories 27/3/12 21:39

I didnt know anything about soy flour. I will have to see if I can find some to play with. The cookies look really good, crunchy and golden

Cucina49 27/3/12 21:48

I love that you're always cooking with different flours--it makes me want to restock my pantry. These look wonderful!

Katherine Martinelli 27/3/12 21:54

Ooh I've never even heard of soya flour! These cookies look awesome. Great photos!

Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet 27/3/12 22:09

These sound good Angie! I have not used soy flour before, it looks like it also gives the cookies a nice texture. Do you grind your own flour?

Nupur 27/3/12 22:12

I have to have to try this.. soo yummy cookies.. I love baking cookies most out of all bakes..and thsi one is a sure to try .. bookmarked !!

Tanantha 27/3/12 22:25

This recipe is interesting. Let me know when is the last time I've seen soya bean powder in baking...hmm...I don't recall it. Wow! Who says cookies ain't healthy!?

Juliana 27/3/12 22:40

Angie, never thought in mixing soy and almond flour together...this cookies look great and so healthy.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

Amy 28/3/12 01:53

I love the idea of using soy flour in cookies! I have some sitting in my freezer and didn't know what to use it in, but now I know! Your cookies sound delicious!

tigerfish 28/3/12 04:59

You really made a wide variety of healthy cookies! I am amazed!

C&C Cakery 28/3/12 05:16

I love me some soya flour - I'm going to try to make this recipe vegan so I can totally dig in :)

Sue 28/3/12 06:30

These cookies look so appealing! I love the crackly tops!

Baker Street 28/3/12 07:12

These sound terrific Angie! Love the first picture.

noobcook 28/3/12 08:03

soya flour sounds healthier and tastier than normal flour. your cookies look so delectable!

Lavender and Lime ( 28/3/12 10:27

thank you for the information about the flour :)

FOODESSA 28/3/12 12:02

Although in the past soya flour did not give me the desired results...I am willing at some point to give it another try...especially with this cookie recipe...they look delish ;o)

Have a great week Angie and falvourful wishes,

Asmita 28/3/12 14:21

Never tried almond cookies before. It looks like a healthy twist with soya the flour.

What's Baking?? 28/3/12 15:14

I'm sure these cookies will be gone minutes after out of the oven..don't mind some with a cup of coffee.

vrinda 28/3/12 15:40

Awesome cookies n healthy too..loved the texture u got there...

Hornsfan 28/3/12 16:10

Delicious and healthy looking!

Anonymous 28/3/12 16:58

Scrumptious cookies, and so nutritious, excellent!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 28/3/12 17:00

Your pictures are just stunning, Angie! You are so creative and I can tell you take great care with all of your recipes and images. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Bergfeld 28/3/12 17:51

These sound wonderful. I've never used soy to make cookies and you've made me curious to try the results. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sanjeeta kk 28/3/12 17:59

You are an awesome baker, Angie..and what wonderful ingredients you come up with in your bakes..have to try soya flour in my baking too!

Kitchen Riffs 28/3/12 19:00

What a great blog! Glad I discovered it. And these are terrific cookies. Love the photos - great imagination is your composition. Thanks for this.

Unknown 28/3/12 19:56

Looks great! I never used soya flour before and I am intrigued. I have to look around and discover this soya flour for myself.

Miriam 28/3/12 20:06

They look so yummy and healthy! I love to have treats and not feel bad about it :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Grandma Kat @ Easy Recipes Land 28/3/12 20:49

These look GREAT! I will look forward to making them this weekend when my family comes to visit.

Thanks for posting this treat!

Grandma Kat

MaryMoh 28/3/12 21:36

My gosh...these looks so pretty, delicious and healthy. Never thought of using soya powder in cookies. Thanks very much for sharing, Angie!

scrambledhenfruit 28/3/12 21:36

I love the little extra protein boost that the soy flour gives! These look really good, and perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea. :)

Rathai 28/3/12 22:19

The cookies look perfect! I love that they are soft inside anand crispy on the outside. This is also a new and interesting recipe to me.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 29/3/12 00:17

Must be very nice with nutty aroma , I love this.

Unknown 29/3/12 02:22

Hi Angie! Something for you is waiting on my blog

and those look like some great cookies. And with soya they cannot be bad for you, right?

Anonymous 29/3/12 03:08

I love this! This is SO incredibly clever and I bet the flavors are terrific!

Savoring Italy 29/3/12 04:28

I really like the combo of soya and almonds...such pretty cookies and perfect to enjoy with a hot cup of tea:)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 29/3/12 05:46

These are such lovely looking cookies. The soya and the almonds sound like a great combination.

easyfoodsmith 29/3/12 10:43

Soy with almonds makes these pretty cookies such a healthy treat!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 29/3/12 10:45

These look so perfect like they were made in a factory wow... beautifully done in color too !!!!

Cheah 29/3/12 12:52

This is rather unique, Angie. Grinder looks cute and so are your cookies.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 29/3/12 16:12

Amazing! Never bake with soya flour before. Sounds inresting & looks delicious with almond! Awesome! :)

Unknown 29/3/12 17:10

I love the sound of these cookies!

365daysofbaking 29/3/12 17:28

Angie, your photos are stunning and your recipes are absolutely incredible! I cannot wait to try A LOT of them! I think I may be spending hours going through your recipe collection! I am VERY excited!

Ivy 29/3/12 17:45

Have never seen or eaten soya beans before. I guess those little small white balls like lentils must be the beans. Those biscuits look delicious.

Tenny 29/3/12 18:23

Hey Angie when will you invite me for tea. Can't wait to lay me hands on those cookies.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/3/12 18:44

mmm... these look crinkly, crackly gorgeous Angie and I especially like the almond!

Anonymous 29/3/12 20:13

Love that these cookies have some protein, they sound delicious. They're so unique!

Catherine 30/3/12 02:30

Dear Angie, Delicious and healthy cookies. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

[Reply] 30/3/12 04:35

wow..really very tasty n yummy cookies.......vl try this combo,........

Gina Stanley 30/3/12 06:34

You always find the neatest stuff, soya flour, huh. Now I have something else I will be on the lookout for. I finally found the spelt, now I will be looking for the soya like a mad woman. Hope all is well with you my dear. So glad I'm able to come and look at your yummy stuff again.

Anh 30/3/12 07:38

Very innovative! I am curious about the texture of these.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious 30/3/12 19:18

I've never used soya flour but I can't wait to give it a try!

Riceandcoconut 30/3/12 20:42

Very creative and interesting,I never use soya flour,sound delish on these cookies :)

Reeni 30/3/12 21:15

These look like the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! Delicious! I did some baking with soy flour years ago - these make me want to start using it again.

Ashlea Taylor 30/3/12 22:41

Always love experimenting with new flours. These look absolutely scrumptious.

Kathy 31/3/12 02:01

Healthy, delicious and beautiful! I would love to have a tin full of these to munch on!!

Katia 31/3/12 09:04

I've never used soya flour! That must be delicious and so healthy!
Very impressive :)

JasmyneTea 31/3/12 13:52

Excellent recipe as always, I love the soya element, it's really unique!

Simply Life 31/3/12 17:17

wow! what a creative cookie! I would love these in the morning as well as after-dinner!

lena 1/4/12 09:44

so interesting to see you making your own soya flour, that's a beautiful grinder! so are the cookies!!

Magic of Spice 4/4/12 01:42

That is a new flour for me, sounds wonderful! And these cookies look incredible!

My Little Space 5/4/12 02:50

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. ((hugs)) Have yet tried anything with soy powder. I think I should. You think the commercial soy powder is workable. Probably just toast it over a non-stick pan, will do! hehe...

Becki's Whole Life 13/4/12 03:44

And yet another flour I need to try from your blog:-) Love love love almonds - these sound yummy!

Anonymous 28/5/12 09:44

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous 11/6/12 15:51

I love to use soya flour: I love it's unique taste! these cookies are looking heavenly! :)


sue 31/10/13 22:33

I converted the recipe to cups. they are absolutely delicious. the chopped almonds make all the difference.. delicious

Abbe Townsend 3/11/13 17:22

Is it wrong that I want to cram every last one of these cookies in my face... right now?

chow and chatter 4/11/13 15:35

lovely and never used soy like this cool

Yummy Bakes 19/11/13 06:21

I have yet to try soy cookies and these looks so great to snack on.


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