top down view of freshly made vegan oat jam thumbprint cookies on a small plate.

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Simple, festive and easy to make, these gluten-free thumbprint cookies will be a loved by the whole family!




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lined a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

Mix: In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla, blend until it comes together and forms a ball.

Roll & Flatten: Scoop 1 rounded tablespoons of the dough and shape into a ball. The dough will be moist so just do the best you can. You can also shape the mound on the cookie sheet. Using the bake of a rounded teaspoon, make an impression in the middle of each cookie. If edges crack a bit, press it together gently.

Add Jam: Add one teaspoon of fruit jam/filling into each dent.

Bake: Place in the oven, on the center rack, and bake for 10 -13 minutes, rotating the baking sheet once. Remove from oven, let cool a few minutes.

Makes 12 cookies


How To Make Oat Flour: You can easily make your own oat flour at home in a blender. My favorite blender for small jobs like this is the NutriBullet. Simply add 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats to the cup of your blender and process until it turns to flour, about 1 minute or so. Feel the flour between you fingers, it should be very fine.

If you don’t have applesauce on hand or want to make these oil-free, use another 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup.

Store: Keep cookies stored in an air-tight container on the counter for 5 days. To keep longer, store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. They also freeze well for up to 2 months in freezer safe containers (store with parchment paper between the cookies so they don’t stick together).

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