Cookie Attack: Almond Butter Blackberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies!

by Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake

File these under: super easy and super delicious. Also, healthy-ish! I made them with whole spelt flour and pure maple syrup, and a ridiculously delicious, tartly-sweet, rustic blackberry jam my friends Ashley and Hayden gave me (Hayden made the jam). You can also replace the spelt flour with whole wheat flour (or regular all purpose flour), or rice flour to make these gluten-free! Oh yeah! You can also use any type of jam you like. I like a nice tart jam. I'm actually a bit jam-crazy. It's hard for me to resist an adorably packaged jar of lovely fruit jam. This recipe is easy-on-the-sugar and while it does have maple syrup, it relies on the jam for its sweetness.



1 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of whole spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Make it!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. This recipes yields about 1.5 dozen cookies!

1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract until well-mixed.
2. In another medium bowl, sift the spelt flour and salt.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until nicely combined.
4. Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, dole out the batter into 1.5 inch balls on parchment-paper covered baking sheets.
5. Squash those balls right down with your clean, just-washed thumb! Make sure you've created a nice well that the jam can happily sit in.
6. Spoon your chosen jam into the thumbprint-created wells!
7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning baking sheets halfway to ensure even baking.

Chomp into these easy-breezy almond butter jam cookies (like I did, above)! Enjoy, Poppytalk readers!

See you again soon!

xo Lyndsay

Lyndsay is a self-taught baker and subsequent enthusiastic blogger. She loves makin' foods and bakin' goods, and shares her stories, recipes and foodstuffs on Poppytalk bi-weekly! Her other work can be found on her cake blog: Coco Cake, her ice cream blog: Ice Cream by Coco Cake and her food oddities and delights blog: Trompe Chomp!

Jan Halvarson


Genevieve said...

These look delicious!

Juliet said...

Mmm. I want to eat these.

Unknown said...

Mjam regards from Germany;)

Christin said...

What could you use instead of "whole spelt flour"? Regular all purpose flour?

Christin said...

What could you use instead of "whole spelt flour", regular all purpose flour?