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!