These cookies are a great healthy alternative to sugar cookies! High in protein!
Have you ever had a craving for cookies but didn’t have any flour? That was my dilemma earlier today as I didn’t have much flour but just had to have cookies. Then I remembered I could make cookies from Almond Butter!
In my opinion, almond butter is infinitely better than peanut butter. It’s not just a taste thing for me (I despise the taste of PB), almond butter is much healthier than it’s more popular nut butter competitor (one reason is because peanuts are an inflammatory food). Almond butter is delicious and nutritious, with all it’s protein, calcium, and healthy fat. I just couldn’t pass up giving some almond butter cookies a chance.
To give them even MORE healthy goodness I added some lovely chia seeds for essential amino acids (necessary for optimal brain function,). In the thumb holes, or craters as I like to call them, I used organic strawberry preserves, and my homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Feel free to fill the thumb holes with eat ever you like!
These cookies are so light and delicious, and they simply melt in your mouth.
Grain Free Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined-Sugar Free, Soy-Free
1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp filtered water
1 cup almond butter, preferably creamy
1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegan cane sugar
1/4 coconut sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Make “chia egg” by adding together chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water, do not stir, sit aside for 5 mins to gel. Mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl until blended well. Spoon your cookie dough onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes (and no longer or they will burn). Once baking pan is out of oven, take a small utensil (I used a miniature fork, but a mini spoon would have be more ideal) and make small “thumbprints” or “craters” into your cookies that look like thumbprints. Let cookies cool, then fill with whatever you please, jelly, chocolate, frosting, caramel, the options are endless. Enjoy!