Friday, July 1, 2011

Honey Almond Thumb Print Cookies

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian Folks! Eh!

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Guess what I’m doing today?

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Wooooo!!!!  I’m doing Zumba in the parade!! Smile  1.25 hours – 11 songs x 2 – I’m going to be one tired – but super pumped cookie!  SO excited!! Hopefully someone will take pictures so I can do a re-cap!!

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Moving along…

There is this amazing gal in my life.

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I call her (and her sister) – my little sisters!

My parents and her parents have always been good friends and when I was 18, I moved to their town – they were the only people I knew – so needless to say I spent a lot of time with them and they became my family!

This amazing gal was a bridesmaid in my wedding (obviously), even though she was always supposed to be a flower girl (what can I say, I waited a long time to get married!).  She also graduated from high school a few weeks ago, and I’m one proud big sis!!

ANYWAYS – this whole segue is because when I go visit, she always makes some dairy free treats (she’s an amazing cook!)  Anyways, last time I went to visit she made me these amazing cookies!   And I stole the recipe from her!

I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies!

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Honey Almond Thumb Print Cookies

2 cups flour

1 cup almonds (or cashews)

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup honey

1/2 cup oil

Jam for filling (I use only the best – Newfoundland Nan’s Homemade Raspberry!)

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Pre-heat oven to 325.

Put almonds (or cashews) in a blender or food processor and chop until it becomes a chunky flour consistency.

In a bowl – add flour, almonds, salt, honey and oil and mix until it looks like this…

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Next – roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.  (the dough will seem crumbly, but go with it!)

Put a thumb print in each cookie (think – the deeper the hole, the more jam!)

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Add in jam or other goodies into the hole (peanut butter and jam is awesome)

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Bake cookies for 15 – 20 minutes or until they begin to brown!

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Let cool – and drool!!

These cookies have an awesome flavour – the roasted almonds provide a crunch, and the honey adds an awesome sweetness!  Plus the jam becomes oozy and caramelizes a wee bit!

Hope you give these a try – they are fantastic!

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Enjoy your Canada Day or July 1st!!

Are you up to anything fun this weekend?

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PS.  Update of the cute puppies coming up next week!

8 comments:

  1. So great to have friends become your family!
    The cookies look great--and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have fun zumba-ing --- that will be one great workout!

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  2. Those look wonderful- and so simple! I dig recipes with few ingredients :)

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  3. I love cookies like these! They are so cute and colorful, and not too sweet. Just right!

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  4. Happy Canada day to you!!!

    This weekend I am attending a shower and bachelorette party!

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  5. I love the simplicity of these! I bet they'd be super with coconut oil.

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  6. The cookies look amazing! Perfect for a celebration! I hope you had a great day yesterday and enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Zumba in the parade!? Sounds like fun!

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  8. How wonderful to have sisters like this, and especially one that makes you such delicious treats. I can totally taste these with a cup of tea!

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