Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Three Jams

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Beautiful, colorful and easy to make cookies that are a perfect homemade gift during the holidays or on any special occasion.
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How It's Made: The Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds
  • 5 tablespoons of water
  • 2 cups of spelt flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 densely packed cup of shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup of cane sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. If you use whole spelt flour, reduce to a fine flour with a high-speed blender and put aside.
  3. Using a high speed blender, blend the cane sugar into a fine powder, similar to that of powdered sugar and put aside.
  4. In a small bowl, make a chia gel by mixing the chia with 5 tablespoons of water and letting it stand for 5 to 10 minutes. If you are using vanilla essence instead of powder, add the vanilla essence to the mix.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the flour, shredded coconut, sugar, lemon zest, salt and ground vanilla (if not using vanilla essence) in a large bowl.
  6. Add the coconut oil (non-melted) to the large bowl containing the dry ingredients. Using your hands, mix ingredients and oil together into a dough of grainy consistency. You’ll have to work quickly and lightly to avoid melting the oil with the warmth of your hands.
  7. Incorporate the chia gel by cutting several times into the dough with a butter knife and pouring in the gel. Use your fingers to evenly distribute the chia gel. The dough should remain grainy, like shortbread, and should maintain it’s shape when squeezed in your hand. It is normal if the dough seems a little dry. Chill dough for 30 minutes (or put in the freezer 15 minutes if you're in a hurry).
  8. Shape dough into 32 small balls and place on cooking trays covered with parchment paper. Press in the center of each ball with your thumb to make a well. Using a spoon, place a dollop of jam of your choice into each indent. You can see our three jam recipes below.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottom side of the cookie becomes slightly golden. Let cool completely.
  10. Store the cookies in a decorative box or mason jar to offer as a gift!

How It's Made: Fig Jam

Ingredients

  • 6 dried figs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of ground vanilla or vanilla essence
  • A small pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Zest of one lemon

Directions

  1. Place the figs in a small saucepan with the 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil , then reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes until the figs get soft. Drain the figs.
  2. In a food processor, mix the softened figs and remaining ingredients including the 2 tbsp of water until it becomes a smooth purée.
  3. Preserve in the fridge in an airtight glass jar.

How It's Made: Goldenberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of goldenberries (Physalis)
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the goldenberries to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes until soft. Turn the stove off when there is about a tablespoon of water left at the bottom of the pan.
  2. Blend the berries, the remaining tablespoon water and maple syrup in a food processor until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Preserve in the fridge in an airtight glass jar.

Raspberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of raspberries

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix for a few seconds. You can use fresh raspberries as well as thawed frozen raspberries.
  2. Pour mixture into a glass jar and let stand for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preserve in the fridge in an airtight glass jar.
Marie Richer
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Marie Richer

Marie’s passion for healthy, organic food is evident in everything she does. She specializes in vegan and raw cooking with a special focus on the nutritional wonders of nuts and dried fruits. We’d tell you to visit her website, but you’re already on it!

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