Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thumbprint Cookies

Hey guys!  Decided to do a little baking today, trying to keep warm from the Wisconsin blizzard outside.  I love it when I have a little extra time to try out new recipes.  I heard about these Almond Flour thumbprint cookies from Nourished Kitchen.  These cookies are gluten, dairy, and sugar free!  
 Now I know what most of you are thinking..."How good can these really be without sugar?"  But I promise you, you and your kids will not be able to tell!  They will have no idea they are actually eating something that isn't bad for them!
So what's really in these things?
2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup coconut oil melted
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
fruit jam or chocolate
 As part of a new years resolution to eat healthier, we've been getting our produce and some meats at the local indoor farmers market.  We bought the organic maple syrup and homemade strawberry jam there.  I also found the coconut oil and almond flour at Woodmans in the organic aisle.
Place the almond flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.  In a seperate bowl mix together maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.  Slowly combine liquid and dry ingredients while mixing with electric mixer.  Cover and chill the dough at least one hour, or up to 2 days.
Once dough is chilled, roll into balls and press thumbprint into center.  Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Add a small dot of jam or chocolate into the center.  Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
These cookies are best when served within first hour.   Almond flour tends to soften over time, but they can be reheated in oven to re-crisp them. 
And here they are.....
Its a great treat to serve with no preservatives!  You will be amazed at how good they are.

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