Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Strawberry Oat Thumb Print Cookies

Makes 15 cookies

My kids love to make these cookies for their lunch boxes. This treat is loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids Use oat flower instead of almond flower if your kids have a nut allergy or go to a nut free school. This cookie also doubles as a quick out the door grab and go breakfast.


6 tablespoon of softened butter/ coconut oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup agave nectar/ maple syrup
1/2 cup almonds flour
Pinch of sea salt
1 1/4 cup oat flour
Strawberry Jam
1 teaspoon flax seeds

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl combine all the wet ingredients and mix with a hand blender.
3. In a separate bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
4. Combine them into one bowl.
5. Then, as always with me, get your hands in there and mix it all together until the dough is sticky and you can tell that is thoroughly combined.
6. Roll the dough into balls; I like mine to be about an inch and half to 2 inches.
7. Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and push your thumb into each ball.
8. Add a dollop of jam or preserves into the thumb imprint.
9. Sprinkle with powered sugar.
10. Bake for 15 min.

Homemade Fruit Spread

Making your own fruit spread is easy and it’s a great way to make sure your kids are eating products that don’t contain artificial flavors and colors and other unwanted additives. Simply add together juice, berries, and fruit pectin and you can create a jam that is perfect for spreading on toast or filling cookies. Mix your homemade jam with cream cheese/ ricotta cheese to create a protein packed frosting that’s the perfect topping for muffins and other baked goods.


  1. Love it! Especially that you use almond flour and other nutrient-rich ingreds. - a great way to get in some more protein, some healthy fats and fiber into a satisfying treat.

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown?

  2. Love this recipe! I'm going to try this with my kiddos using gluten-free oat flour. Looks delicious!

  3. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try.

  4. Oh my god your daughter is so cute. The cookies look yummy too. Cant wait to try.


  5. I LOVE finding a good gluten free recipe like this! I'm so glad I found this. I don't have celiac, but I have a mild sensitivity, so I like to try out different flours. I love seeing your daughter involved! I bought my daughter an apron to try and get her to help me cook with :)