Coconut, Almond & Raspberry Thumbprint Cookie recipe

December 2, 2014

Almond, Coconut & Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies recipe | One Hungry Mama

I hereby declare December cookie month. If the winter holidays aren’t excuse enough to bake cookies like a crazy person, then I don’t know what is. Every week this month I’ll be sharing a new cookie recipe. Each one will suit the holidays, but also be the kind of cookie that you can enjoy any time of year. These Coconut, Almond & Raspberry Almond cookies especially. Just beware: these vegan cookies are INSANE.

I first tried these cookies while visiting my friends at Earthbound Farm Organic. The recipe is from Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone, one of the many amazing cookbooks by Earthbound founder Myra Goodman (this one is co-written by Myra’s daughter, Marea). These cookies were part of a delicious, abundant spread of sweets and—I am not kidding—people could not tear themselves away from these cookies. Non-vegans like me, included.

I recently made these as part of snack week duty for my son’s 3rd grade class and everyone was freaking out for them. I shared the recipe with several folks and several of the kids have requested that I also pass it on to their parents.

Myra says that these cookies will make you believe in magic because they’ll disappear right before your eyes. She’s not joking.

I know that Chef Sara at Earthbound has adapted these to be gluten free, but I’m not sure how she did it. If you’re gluten-free I think that adapting this recipe is worth a try. Given the relatively low flour content, my guess is that a good gluten free flour swap will do the trick. If you try it, let me know if it works. Otherwise, if gluten isn’t a problem, give this recipe a go as written. Even if you’re not vegan, don’t go adding eggs and butter. Please trust that these are perfect, rich, irresistible as they are.

Myra's Coconut, Almond & Raspberry Thumbprint Cookie recipe | One Hungry Mama

For this recipe, you’ll need:

* Ground flaxseeds
* Hot water
* Coconut oil
* Sugar
* Whole wheat pastry flour (see note above about adapting these with GF flour)
* Baking powder
* Salt
* Raw, unsalted almonds
* Unsweetened shredded coconut
* Raspberry jam

To get the full down low on these Coconut, Almond & Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, hop on over to the Earthbound Farm Organic site where the recipe will automatically adjust based on how many cookies (i.e., servings) you plug in. Go big. Trust me.

Note: I recommend sharing these cookies with kids 12+ months due to the relatively high sugar content. That said, it’s hard not to share delicious cookies with little ones, especially during cookie month! If you want to share these with your little ones 8- to 10-months or older, be sure that they are already safely managing tree nuts and serve an age appropriate portion. Just a little bit of these very sweet treats go a long way with wee ones.

5 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    I’ve been making a vegan thumbprint cookie recipe very similar to this one for about two years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I have to restrain myself because this is one of the few sweets I literally don’t want to stop eating once I start. The recipe I have uses maple syrup instead of sugar, which in my mind makes it even more “healthy” – thus justifying an extra one or two…

  2. One Hungry Mama says:

    I love your thinking Jill!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Hi! I remember making these cookies last year and I absolutely loved them. Do you have the recipe measurements still? I can’t seems to find the recipe anywhere online and it’s so hard to find a good vegan cookie recipe that isn’t gluten-free or compromising taste by trying to be too healthy!
    Thank you!

  4. One Hungry Mama says:

    OH NO!!! They pulled the recipe from their site!! I’m going to have to find it… I think I have the book somewhere. I’ll try to dig it up, b/c I love this recipe too (and dairy is bothering my son again, so I’ll want it for the holidays myself!). Stay tuned… I’ll hopefully repost soon. Fingers crossed!

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