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Soft Thumbprint Cookies - 3 Flavors! (Vegan + GF)

Soft Thumbprint Cookies (3 Flavors!)

Full of Plants
Crispy on the edges, tender on the inside, these thumbprint cookies (or tartlets) are filled with homemade strawberry jam, hazelnut chocolate, or caramel! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Cookies, Snack, Sweets
Servings 6 Cookies
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cookies

Strawberry Filling

Hazelnut Chocolate Filling

  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp hazelnut butter (or almond, peanut, cashew butter)

Salted Caramel Filling

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly grease a muffin pan. I recommend using a silicon one.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oat flour, almond flour, and tapioca starch. Add the maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. The batter will be quite thick, set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the aquafaba using a hand mixer until it forms soft peaks. This step can take up to 5 minutes.
  • Add the thick batter to the aquafaba and carefully mix using a spatula until well combined. Stop as soon as the aquafaba is integrated. You should get a light and fluffy batter.
  • Divide the batter (about 2 tbsp per cavity) into the 6 cavities of the muffin pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven but don't turn it off, lower the oven to 300°F. While the cookies are still warm, use the top of a bottle to make an indentation in the center of each cookie. A small jar or pill bottle can also work.
  • Let the cookies cool 5 minutes and carefully remove from the pan. Place the cookie cups on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for another 8-10 minutes. This step makes the cookie a bit crispier on the outside.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely. In the meantime, prepare the filling(s). You don't have to make them all, just pick your favorite one!
  • Cookies are best served the same day but will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Strawberry Filling

  • Place the strawberries in a blender and blend until you get a juice. Strain the juice to remove the seeds and place it in a small saucepan. You should get about 1/2 cup of strawberry juice.
  • Add the maple syrup and heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • In the meantime, dissolve the agar in one tablespoon water. Add the agar mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat and let cool 2-3 minutes before pouring it into the cookie cups. Let cool at least 2 hours, or half an hour in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Filling

  • Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler. Once melted, stir in the hazelnut butter and mix until well combined. Pour the melted hazelnut chocolate into the cookie cups and let cool at room temperature until firmer, or one hour in the refrigerator.

Salted Caramel Filling

  • Combine the almond butter, maple syrup, and melted cocoa butter in a small bowl. Add the vanilla extract and sea salt, and stir until combined. Taste and adjust saltiness if needed. Pour into the cookie cups and let cool at room temperature until firmer, or one hour in the refrigerator.

Notes

Nutritional information is given for one cookie with strawberry filling. Chocolate and caramel cookies might be a bit richer.
You can use other fruits to make the filling: apricot, raspberries, blueberries, peach, etc. I recommend using 1/4 tsp of agar powder for every 1/2 cup of fruit purée.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Cookie (with strawberry filling)Calories: 75 kcalCarbohydrates: 15 gProtein: 1.2 gFat: 1.4 gFiber: 1.1 gSugar: 7.1 g
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