Monday, September 19, 2011

'Peanut Butter and Jelly' Thumbprint Cookies

Yummm!! These taste like a real Peanut Butter cookie and have an almost identical texture to the traditional variety.  Great recipe to keep on hand for the upcoming holidays!

'Peanut Butter and Jelly' Thumbprint Cookies
Cookie Batter:
   3/4 C Coconut Flour
   1 1/2 C Almond Flour
   1/4 C Arrowroot Powder
   1 tsp Baking Soda
   6 Egg Yolks (I had a ton left from making Macaroons this weekend. I believe it would work similar using 3 whole eggs instead.)
   1/2 C Honey
   1/2 C Coconut Oil
   1/2 C Sunflower Seed Butter
   1/2 C Prepared Paleo Jam (Recipe I use at end)

Preheat oven to 375.  In large bowl, mix Coconut flour, almond flour, arrowroot powder and baking soda.
 In a small bowl, melt coconut oil and sunflower seed butter.  Mix together melted Sunflower seed butter mix, yolks, and honey.  Stir wet ingredients into dry to combine.

Scoop batter by Tbsp onto silicone lined cookie sheet. Using the back of a measuring spoon or a regular spoon, form a small well in the cookie mixture.  Fill created well with prepared jam.
Place in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. 

This recipe made 24 cookies. Enjoy!

Blackberry Jam
4 C Fresh Blackberries
1/4 C Water
4 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
4 Tbsp Water

In a saucepan, combine fresh berries and 1/4 C Water. Bring to a boil and reduce to allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Combine arrowroot powder and remaining water.  Stir arrowroot mixture into berry mix and remove from heat.  Jam will start to set-up immediately.  Use in place of traditional jam.
This recipe is not nearly as sweet as traditional jam, but if you wanted a sweeter product you could add honey to taste.


  1. I do not have arrowroot powder. Can I use almond flour instead?

  2. You could sub in a bit more almond flour in place of the Arrowroot. Might change up the texture a bit, but the taste should remain about the same! Be sure to come back and let us know how it works if you do try it!!