May 07
2013

Thumbprint Cookies

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Is it just me or are thumbprint cookies just the cutest thing?  They’re just regular cookies with a teaspoon or so of jam in the center which adds a mouthwatering contrast in texture and flavor.

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

These are seriously delicious.  Soft and chewy almond butter cookies with strawberry fruit spread in the center — can anything make these better??

Yes, the fact that they are incredibly easy to make (they only require seven ingredients!)

Oh, and another thing…  they’re healthy!

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

And you would never know these cookies are good for you.  The almond butter makes these cookies rich and buttery, the jam makes them sweet, and their beautiful appearance makes them oh so tempting!

Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: ~17 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the almond butter, almond milk, salt, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour and baking soda. Dump into the wet ingredients and fold together (dough should be thick and able to form into a ball)
  4. Break off chunks of the dough and roll into 1" balls. Flatten them between your palms and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Use a teaspoon measure to make "thumbprints" in the cookies, and fix any large cracks that form on the edges of the cookie.
  6. Fill each "well" with some fruit spread, then bake for ~12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies look dry and fruit spread bubbles slightly.
  7. Remove parchment paper off the pan and onto the counter, leave the cookies on it, don't transfer them to a wire cooling rack. Let cookies cool to room temp.

Notes

This recipe is: low fat, low sugar, eggless, gluten free, vegan!

Recipe adapted from: Heart Via Stomach

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/thumbprint-cookies/

Healthy Dessert Blog

90 calorie cookies?  Not bad!

I’ll take seven three, thanks  ;)

Labels: Almond-Butter, Coconut-Sugar, Cookies-and-Crackers, Eggless, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Nutrition-Label, Oat-Flour, Raspberry, Vegan

1 Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Gluten Free Stawberry Thumbprint Cookies - Gluten Free Jenny on June 23, 2013

Comments (12)

  1. Dina: May 7, 2013

    sounds yummy and looks great!

  2. The Vegan Cookie Fairy: May 7, 2013

    OMG. How cute! I needed something to bake for a study-group this Saturday and this is just perfect!

  3. Amy: May 7, 2013

    Thumbprint cookies were one of my favorites growing up! I found my recipe in an American Girl Doll cookbook. I made them all the time for my family using raspberry jam. We’d eat the entire batch in one day — all 4 dozen cookies!

  4. I love thumbprint cookies… there’s something about them that takes out the child in me.. I wish strawberry season were not over here in India!!

  5. MadSCAR: May 8, 2013

    Love it! Thanks for recipe :)

  6. Ruta: May 8, 2013

    Awww, they’re adorable! I’ve never had a thumbpront cookie, but this looks like a great recipe to start with. It’s so easy!

  7. These look absolutely gorgeous. My DH has been behind my life to make him some jam cookies and these look perfect for that. Don’t have almond butter though…mayb i’ll just go get some from whole foods.

    Beautiful pics as well. I’m very impressed :-)

    Luv,
    Manju

  8. stephchows: May 8, 2013

    These sound SO GOOD! Adding them to my must make list :)

  9. Gillian: May 8, 2013

    Glad you liked the recipe!

  10. dessertswithbenefits: May 8, 2013

    LOVED IT! I made these cookies 3x in two weeks, sooo goood :)

  11. Lena: December 10, 2013

    Would it make to much of a difference if I used regular store bought almond butter?

  12. dessertswithbenefits: December 10, 2013

    Lena-
    Yup, storebought almond butter will work! Any nut butter should work just fine in here :)

Post A Comment


%d bloggers like this: