It’s starting to look a lot like Cookie Season!
Since moving to Australia, I’ve been trying to adjust my Christmas traditions. And making cookies seems to be one that I’m happy to oblige.
While on the lookout for vegan recipes I’ve stumbled across Natalie’s beautiful blog, Feasting on Fruit and found those delicious looking Vegan Thumbprint Cookies, so I decided to give it go.
As I am a bit of rebel when it comes to following recipes, I’ve created my own, inspired by hers and I can say I’m happy with my rebellion!
I think my work mates and neighbours will be happy with them too, as I’m taking some for them while my Christmas spirit is still blooming!
Peanut Butter & Jam Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
I loved this recipe basically because it fits my lifestyle of not-having-enough-time-to-bake-things-during-Christmas. They only take 15 minutes to make and are deliciously crumbly and perfectly sweet!
As these cookies are made with oats and peanut butter, you also get a good dose of extra protein and added healthy fats and fibre. I’ve made mine with rice malt syrup which is low GI and great for those who can’t eat too much sugar. And if you are feeling like making your own jam (aka got yourself some spare time), simply make your by using fresh berries, chia and demerara sugar. But I’ll get to that some other time!
Also, if you are not a huge fan of jam, you can swap it for pretty much anything you’ve got your hands on. Well, probably not mustard or mayo. Think about chocolate chips, dried fruits, caramel sauce, dried ginger or even candy if you are feeling naughty!
Enough is enough and now it’s time to dig your hands into a big bowl of cookie dough and get baking!
- 2½ cup of oat flour
- ½ peanut butter
- ½ cup rice syrup
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt (optional)
- Your choice of jam
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients but the jam and mix well. Use your hands if needed.
- Once the dough is homogeneous, create little balls and place in a tray. Using your thumb, press down in the middle of the cookies. Repeat until finished.
- Add a teaspoon of jam in the middle and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 180ºC.
- Once ready, remove from the tray onto a resting tray until slightly cool.
Peace & Love,