Mar 26, 2010

Vegan thumbprint cookies

In case you haven’t noticed yet, sugar is my vice.  At least I try to make sure my sugar fixes are made with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats instead of butter or shortening.  And with that preamble, I will admit it: these cookies are quite high in both sugar and fat.  Trust me, I deserve both today – and I’m sure you do, too.

I’ve seen a few versions of this jam-topped cookie floating around, but I like the one I’ve devised because my addition of almond butter gives them the dry crumbly texture of a peanut butter cookie.  Of course, you can go all the way and substitute peanut butter for the almond butter – giving you a true PB&J cookie.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

1 c. finely ground walnuts

1 c. whole wheat pastry flour

1 c. oat flour

1/3 c. brown sugar

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. salt

2 t. baking powder

1/3 c. maple syrup

1 t. vanilla

1/2 c. organic canola oil or high-oleic safflower oil

2 T. almond butter

3-4 T. raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Mix the maple syrup, vanilla, oil and almond butter in a separate bowl, then mix with the flour mixture just until combined.  Form into balls about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (you can put them quite close together – they don’t spread much.) Make an indentation in each using your thumb and fill with about 1/4 t. jam. Bake for 16 minutes, until they start to turn slightly golden on the edges.

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  • Todd

    I can say from personal experience that these are a little bit of heaven on the tip of your tongue.

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  • I have everything but oat flour. Can I add oats to the food processor and create some?

  • Definitely! I do that all the time

  • Can I throw some oats in the food processor to make oat flour? I have everything else.

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