Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian Folks! Eh!
Guess what I’m doing today?
Wooooo!!!! I’m doing Zumba in the parade!! 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!!
There is this amazing gal in my life.
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!
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!)
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…
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!)
Add in jam or other goodies into the hole (peanut butter and jam is awesome)
Bake cookies for 15 – 20 minutes or until they begin to brown!
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!
Enjoy your Canada Day or July 1st!!
Are you up to anything fun this weekend?
PS. Update of the cute puppies coming up next week!
So great to have friends become your family!ReplyDelete
The cookies look great--and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have fun zumba-ing --- that will be one great workout!
Those look wonderful- and so simple! I dig recipes with few ingredients :)ReplyDelete
I love cookies like these! They are so cute and colorful, and not too sweet. Just right!ReplyDelete
Happy Canada day to you!!!ReplyDelete
This weekend I am attending a shower and bachelorette party!
I love the simplicity of these! I bet they'd be super with coconut oil.ReplyDelete
The cookies look amazing! Perfect for a celebration! I hope you had a great day yesterday and enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Zumba in the parade!? Sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete