Yesterday I made some homemade healthy cranberry sauce.
Since it is not quite Thanksgiving, I had to find a way to use up the sauce I made. So a cookie came to mind and Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies were born!
These are yummy and they are also a fun cookie to make with your kids. I have made another version of these in the past and my daughter Meadow loved making the thumbprint in each cookie. She loves eating them too as you can see in this next picture.
My other daughter Olive is to young for nuts, so she had applesauce.
Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup spelt flour
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil (measure after melting)
1/4 cup applesauce
2 T milk (I used almond milk)
Any fruit jam you like (I used homemade cranberry sauce)
Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor, combine the oats and almonds and pulse into a powder. In a large bowl, combine the almond/oat mixture and flour. In a small bowl combine the applesauce, maple syrup, oil and milk. Mix wet into dry. Roll dough into small balls and then flatten the balls with your hand. Using your thumb, make a thumbprint into each cookie. Spoon jam into each print. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.