When it's cold outside, nothing is more comforting than the smell of freshly baked cookies in a warm kitchen. So grab your oven mitts and give these thumbprint cookies a go! Sweet and slightly nutty with a hint of vanilla, the cookies make the perfect base for your homemade cranberry fig jam.
- 2 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tbsp Cranberry Fig Jam – see Cranberry Fig Jam recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- To make the jam, add 1 cup of dried figs, 1 cup of dried cranberries, 2 inches of fresh ginger root, and 1 cup of orange juice to a large bowl and heat in the microwave for four minutes to soften. Set aside to cool.
- Once cooled, add mixture and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to a blender and pulse 4 to 5 times. Set aside.
- To make the cookies, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond extract to the blender pitcher and blend on low for 10 seconds.
- Add the almond flour and sea salt to the blender and pulse around 4 times or until a uniform dough is formed.
- Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized amounts and use your hands to roll them into smooth balls.
- Place the balls onto the lined baking sheet about two inches apart. Use your thumb to press into the center of each cookie, creating a well for the jam.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of jam to the center of each cookie.
- Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 350F, or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe: Creamy Green Strawberry Dream Serving in this recipe:1
- Calories: 236.6
- Total Fat: 3.6 g 5.5%
- Saturated Fat: 0.4 g 1.9%
- Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
- Sodium: 358.7 mg 14.9%
- Total Carbs: 45.7 g 15.2%
- Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g 39.4%
- Sugar: 22.1 g
- Protein: 8.1 g 16.2%
- Vitamin A: 481.9% Vitamin C: 244.1%
- Calcium: 68.5% Iron: 26.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.