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Gluten free whiskey almond cookie bars with sea salt

Gluten-Free Whiskey Almond Cookie Bars

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
These gluten-free whiskey almond cookie bars are made of gooey almond cookie stuffed with chocolate chips, a smooth whiskey kick and topped with gorgeous sea salt flakes.

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 16 bars


  • 115 g (½ cups) unsalted butter
  • 100 g (½ cups) light brown soft sugar
  • 80 g ( cups) golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 g (1 cups) ground almonds
  • 150 g ( cups) milk chocolate chips
  • 45 g ( cups) cornstarch (cornflour in the UK)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon whiskey
  • 30 g (¼ cups) flaked almonds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)


  • Pre-heat oven: 180°C / 160°C (fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
  • Melt the butter (microwave for 30-60secs) and stir in the sugars until smooth.
  • Lightly beat the egg and add this to the slightly cooled butter mix along with the vanilla extract, stirring until fully combined.
  • Add the ground almonds to the mix and stir until smooth.
  • Sieve the baking powder into the mixture and then add the chocolate chips to the sieve. Sift the cornflour through this into the mixture to coat the chips.
  • Set the chocolate chips to one side and fold the sifted flour and powder into the mixture.
  • Add the whiskey to the mixture and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in flour-coated chocolate chips until spread evenly throughout.
  • Pour the cookie mix into a lined 8inch square tin, smoothing it out evenly, before sprinkling the flaked almonds on top and baking for 20-25mins, or until there is only a slight wobble in the centre and it has a crispy top.
  • Remove the cookie bars from the oven, and sprinkle the sea salt over the top, before allowing them to cool and cutting them into squares.


  • This is a gluten-free recipe, but always check the label on your ingredients for cross-contamination and other allergen warnings.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Alcohol, Almond, Chocolate, Cookie Bars, Gluten-Free, Nuts, Whiskey
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