Jammy Thumbprint Cookies

14 08 2011

This recipe was adapted from Babycakes  by Erin McEnna.

My oldest brother loves blueberries, whenever I’m visiting I try to make him as many blueberry desserts as I can.  A few years ago I baked him a blueberry chocolate cake for his birthday and mailed it to him.  This year I decided to bake some cookies.

Sometimes I get impatient and squish too many cookies on a tray.  Fortunately they all turned out and I was able to mail my brother two dozen cookies.  (The recipe actually made 42 cookies, but I could only fit 24 in the box.)

Happy birthday, D!

Jammy Thumbprint Cookies

1/2 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup apple sauce

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp vanilla

3 cups spelt flour (or gluten free flour)

1/4 cup flax meal

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 Tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

confectioners sugar

1 1/2 cups blueberry jam (or jam of your choice)

Preheat oven to 325ºF and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl to create the wet mixture: coconut oil. sugar, maple syrup, apple sauce, salt, and vanilla.

Combine the following ingredients in a separate bowl to create the dry mixture: flour, flax meal, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until fully fixed.

Using a melon baller or tablespoon measure, scoop the cookie dough into balls and set aside.  Once the dough has been scooped, roll the balls in confectioners sugar and place on baking sheets 1 1/2 inches apart.  Before baking, press your thumb into the centre of each cookie to create a hollow indent.

Bake at 325ºF for 24 minutes.

When the cookies come out you may need to use a small spoon to push your thumbprints back in – they may have risen right out of the cookies during baking.  Allow to cool.

Once cookies are cool, carefully spoon jam into thumbprint indents on cookies.




One response

11 09 2011

Love your Blog and today I brought the ingredients for your cauliflower soup, so when Dad gets home tomorrow night that is what is for supper. “Super” recipes and I am anixous to try them all.

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