Last Saturday I got an unexpected phone call from my old friend Holly. She and her husband have been living in Ohio for the past few years so I was a little surprised when she asked if we wanted to come over. Right now. She then explained they had just moved back and were living 15 minutes away!
The weather was really bad and Devon spent over an hour shoveling our way out of the driveway. The snow plow had conveniently dumped all the snow from the surrounding 5 blocks (at least) onto our car. The pile of snow burying the back of our car was about 6 ft high!
This gave me plenty of time to whip up a couple batches of cookies. I made a boxed mix from Nora’s Naturals. Since they use wheat flour and cane sugar though, and we’re trying to remineralize our teeth, I wanted another option.
This recipe was inspired by one I found on Coconut Mama.
Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
- 1/2 c Coconut flour
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 c Butter
- 2 T Honey
- 1.5 tsps Almond extract
- 1/8 tsp Sea salt
- Jelly, Jam or Fruit butter of choice
- Preheat oven to 350
- Pulse all ingredients, except for jelly, in a food processor until a ball of dough forms. If you’re not using a food processor, use slightly softened butter and mash the ingredients in with a fork.
- Roll a tablespoon worth of dough between your palms and place the ball on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of the dough is used. These don’t spread so they can be placed closely together.
- Using your index finger (unless you have abnormally tiny thumbs!) make an indent in the centers. Use your hand to gently flatten all the cookies.
- Bake until the edges just start to brown. These can overbake quickly!
- Once cooled, fill with your choice of filling.
Tip: For even more coconut flavor, roll the dough balls in coconut flakes before flattening.
Shared with: Vegetarian Mama