When I was a kid I remember going to the grocery store with my mom and we would always stop by the bakery so she could get my sister and I chocolate thumbprint cookies. They were magical and delicious. It was the cookie of my childhood. Now it seems like forever since I’ve heard anyone talk about a thumbprint cookie. I almost forgot they existed, until my mom mention a story that triggered my memory. I knew right then that my entire day would be spent trying to recreate the cookie from my past–a healthy version, of course!
Recipe makes 6 delicious-mouth watering-dangerously healthy cookies! For paleo use almond butter.
I got almost all of my ingredients from VitaCost.com
- 1/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 3 tbsp Coconut Flour
- 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 tbsp Ground Flax
- 1 egg (Eliminate for vegan and double flax mixed with water)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (Enjoy life for vegan)
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Sea Salt for sprinkling
- Sprinkles for rolling (optional but necessary)
Mix coconut flour, flax, sugar and baking powder together. Add peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Once everything is mixed together, use a cookie scoop to make 6 balls and roll them in sprinkles. Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press them down using the back of the cookie scoop, your thumb, a spoon or a melon baller–they all work perfectly. Bake for 7-8 minutes at 350f. While cookies are baking, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. I used a small glass bowl over a smaller pot of boiling water. Fill your cookies with chocolate and let cool and enjoy!