These gluten-free and vegan thumbprint cookies are made with coconut and pecans for a delicious twist on the classic. These always go quick so consider making a double batch. They freeze well so can be made in advance!
- 1 cup (150 g) raw pecans
- 1/2 cup (40 g) fine or medium unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup (74 g) 1:1 gluten-free baking flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup (75 g) pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (55 g) almond butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- jam for filling such as strawberry or raspberry
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
- Place the pecans in a food processor or high-powered blender and mix until it forms a flour.
- Add the coconut and mix until it forms a paste.
- Place the coconut pecan mixture in a bowl then add the flour and sea salt and stir to combine.
- Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla and almond butter and mix.
- Roll into 14 balls and place on a silicone mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Press a small well into each cookie using your finger. Carefully press any cracks in the dough back together if it breaks a little.
- Fill each well with your favourite jam.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes (see notes) them a then remove from the oven and let cool completely before handling. This step is important and they need to firm up as they cool.
- Store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Baking Time: If you like them a little gooey in the middle, bake for 10 minutes. For a more well done cookie, leave them for 12. Either way, let them cool before handing. I liked them with 10 minutes baking time.
Storage: Let cool completely then store in a sealed container at room temperature for 4 days, in the fridge for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nuts: Pecans may be substituted with almonds or a mixture of the two.
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