Acorn Flour Cookies

Acorn flour cookies offer a unique and delightful twist to traditional baking. By incorporating acorn flour, these cookies provide a distinct nutty flavor and a connection to the natural world. Perfect for those who enjoy exploring rare and specialty foods, this recipe showcases the versatility of foraged ingredients in creating delightful treats.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
20 minutes
Active Time
25 minutes
Total Time
105 minutes
acorn flour cookies


- 1 cup acorn flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup maple sugar (or brown sugar as a substitute)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg


Step 1 - Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)

Step 2 - Prepare Dough

In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and maple sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing well. In a separate bowl, whisk together acorn flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour until it reaches the right consistency.

Step 3 - Chill Dough

Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill in the freezer for about 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge.

Step 4 - Roll out Dough and Cut Cookies

Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to shape the cookies.

Step 5 - Bake Cookies

Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet, spaced an inch apart. Bake for 23 to 26 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Where Can I Buy Acorn Flour?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy acorn flour directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about Acorn Flour.

What is Acorn Flour?

Acorn flour is made from ground acorns and is a unique ingredient in foraged cooking. It is derived from the nuts of oak trees and has been used historically by various cultures as a food source. Acorn flour is rich in nutrients, gluten-free, and offers a sustainable alternative to traditional grain flours.

What does Acorn Flour taste like?

Acorn flour has a distinct, nutty flavor with subtle earthy undertones. It's somewhat similar to chestnut flour and imparts a warm, rustic taste to baked goods. Its unique flavor profile makes it an intriguing ingredient for those looking to experiment with different types of flour in their cooking and baking.

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