Healthy Thumbprint Cookies
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Serves: 25
For the healthy thumbprint cookies:
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds + tablespoons of water
  • 100g of whole-grain spelt flour (or buckwheat flour for a gluten-free version)
  • 50g of ground almonds
  • 75g of peanut butter, all natural without any additives
  • 40g of raw honey
  • 30g of extra-virgin coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of gingerbread spice, or see notes
  • ¼ teaspoon of aluminum-free baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
For the healthy raspberry jam:
  • 300g of frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  1. For the raspberry jam, place the frozen raspberries in a small pot and heat them at medium temperature for about 5 - 7 minutes until the raspberries fall apart. Use a wooden spoon to break them apart even further. Once the raspberries have formed a sauce-like texture, take them from the heat and stir in the honey and ground flax seeds. Let it sit for a few minutes, while stirring frequently. Fill in a sterilized glass container, while setting some aside for the cookies.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan).
  3. For the healthy thumpbrint cookies, mix the flax seeds with the water and set aside to thicken.
  4. Mix all other ingredients in a mixing bowl an combine them using a hand blender or place everything into a food processor or blender. Once you have a crumbly cookie dough, use your hands to once again knead it until soft.
  5. Take about a teaspoon of the dough and form it into a round ball. Place the ball on a baking sheet aligned with baking paper, and continue until the dough has been formed into balls.
  6. Using the end of a wooden spoon, press little holes into the cookie balls. It's easier if you keep the balls between your thumb and pointing finger to avoid them from braking apart. Fill these holes with about half a teaspoon of the healthy raspberry jam.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Let them cool down completely before you enjoy them.
Recipe by Heavenlynn Healthy at