Almond strawberry thumbprint cookies are my contribution to the November Fill the Cookie Jar. Our theme this month was fall or Thanksgiving cookies.
While deciding what recipe I wanted to bake, I came across a recipe for thumbprint cookies. I knew I wanted to make a version of them.
My Mother would have rather spent time in the garden versus time in the kitchen. Cooking and baking were not really her favorite things to do. She did have a few favorite recipes she made.
One of the cookies she made every year at Christmas was Pfeffernusse. Thumbprint cookies also found their way on the short list of cookies to make. I used to love watching her fill the little holes with jam. I was always excited to help her make the little wells in the dough that would hold the jam.
Cookie baking would start right before or right after Thanksgiving in our house. We had family across America, so if they were to get cookies, the cookies had to be made early.
Almond Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, Fill The Cookie Jar
- 1 1/2 cups Almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
- 6 TBL natural strawberry jam
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, baking soda and salt.
To dry mixture, stir in oil, maple syrup, vanilla and almond extract.
Scoop dough onto a large rimmed baking sheet (I use a Slipat, but you can use parchment paper) in 2-tbsp mounds, about ½ inch apart, making about 12 cookies. With your finger, press a hole into the middle of each.
Fill each hole with jam, being careful not to overflow, about ½ tbsp per cookie.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Set aside to cool on sheet.
This was my first time baking with almond flour. I used Bob’s Red Mill brand flour. I know they are a name that I can trust. I also used their unsweetened coconut flakes. You can find Bob’s Red Mill at many stores or online.
Do you have any favorite cookies that you make around Thanksgiving?