Raw Almond Thumbprint Cookies
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Serves: 24 cookies
 
The dough of a thumbprint cookie is rolled into a small ball and then pressed with the thumb which creates an indent that can be filled with any kind of jams or chocolate.
Ingredients
  • - ¾ cup dates, pitted
  • - 3 cups rolled oats
  • - 1 and ½ cups smooth almond butter
  • - ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • - ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • - ¼ teaspoon salt
  • - juice and zest of 1 orange
Instructions
  1. Put dates into a bowl, cover with hot water and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of the soaking liquid, then drain dates well.
  2. In a food processor, pulse oats until coarsely ground, then transfer into a bowl and set aside. Transfer dates and reserved ½ cup liquid to food processor and purée until smooth. Add date mixture, almond butter, shredded coconut, orange juice and zest, salt, cinnamon to oats and “knead” together to make a dough.
  3. Line a tray with parchment paper. Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to the tray. Press down your thumb in each cookie to make an indentation in the middle. Spoon a bit of jam into each one and chill the cookies for at least one hour before serving.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/raw-almond-thumbprint-cookies-recipe/