While the saying “a cookie a day keeps the doctor away” is certainly cute and dear to my heart, I don’t actually think it’s true. At least not those oh so divine cookies that are loaded with butter, refined sugars, and processed flour. Nothing wrong with those cookies, but I want a cookie I can enjoy every single day guilt-free. Enter in these thick and chewy Almond Butter Healthy Thumbprint Cookies.
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This is a small batch recipe that will make approximately a dozen cookies. The perfect amount to enjoy on a weekly basis. The best part, they’re dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Whoop whoop!
First, using coconut sugar and a touch of sea salt, each cookie is just sweet enough to hit that afternoon sugar craving without getting that dreaded processed sugar crash afterward. Next, a mix of almond flour and instant whole grain oats will fill you up and give you a sustainable energy boost.
Almond Butter Filling
Last, but not least, what every thumbprint cookie needs is a fun and delicious filling. Most thumbprint cookies use jam or jelly. I decided to go a little bit more of a healthy direction and used PB&Me powdered almond butter.
It’s a low-calorie and high protein nut butter alternative that mixes like a dream. All you have to do is add water to the powder, stir, and BAM…delicious and healthy almond butter.
A teaspoon of prepared almond butter into each thumbprint cookie and you’ve got yourself the thickest and yummiest Healthy Thumbprint Cookies. Go make these and report back with how tasty they are!