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So now, on to the cookies!
I’ve baked these incredible Thumbprint Cookies several times in the last 7 days. You would think I’m running a bakery out of my apartment; but I did give them as gifts to two people : )
They’re healthy cookies at their very best. Sweet, moist, soft yet crumbly; yes please! And that jammy center is a true winner. I found the recipe on the Whole Foods website while searching Google for “vegan thumbprint cookies”. I had never made thumbprint cookies before, and wasn’t aware how easy they are. Simply almonds, oats and spelt sweetened with maple syrup; a little canola oil, almond extract, fruit sweetened wildberry jam and Voila!
I’ve been experimenting with what it feels like to really enjoy food. Placing my undivided attention on what’s going into my mouth I can taste and experience the pleasure of eating more than ever. These cookies are a great treat for experimentation. I must warn you though; it’s not easy to stop at one cookie!
I even tried to chocola-fy these; creating chocolate banana thumprint cookies with banana in the center. Those were pretty good, but not as scrumptious as these classics.
Feel free to substitute another flour for the spelt if you’re gluten free. I suspect buckwheat would be a great alternative.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup spelt flour, or buckwheat flour (gluten-free)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup maple syrup (plus 1 tbsp for extra sweetness)
dash sea salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
Fruit juice sweetened jam, I used wild berry