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>Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

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This recipe is based on something I recall making from Have Cake, Will Travel . At least…that’s where I think I got the recipe. When I went looking for it online, it was no where to be found; so perhaps I’m crazy. Anyways; I changed up the original recipe from what it was originally…it’s possible I changed it completely; but my memory is pretty great and I don’t think I changed it that much. This made exactly 20 cookies.

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

8 T Earth Balance (or coconut oil)
1/4 c + 2 T sugar
1/2 c dried unsweetend coconut
1/2 t bourbon vanilla
1 1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour or white spelt flour
2 pinches of sea salt
(to be added after refrigeration)
2 T whole hazelnuts, chopped
2 T chocolate chips, chopped
(chop and mix together the two above ingredients).

Cream fat (earth balance or coconut oil) with sugar. Add vanilla and coconut, then add flour and salt. The dough will be a little crumbly; you may even have to mix with your hands-I did. Roll dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap; and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a cooking sheet lightly with canola oil. Use a [measuring] tablespoon to form cookies. Make an indentation with your thumb if it’s smallish, or your first finger if it’s not. I formed all the cookies first; then use a 1/4 t measuring spoon to place as much of the hazelnut/chocolate mixture into the indentations in the cookies. Bake the cookies for 11 minutes; and allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes before you eat one.

Here’s a cell phone picture…because I’ve misplaced my camera cord yet again.


About laceythevegan

I'm a reader, a food lover, a crazy cat lady, an animal lover, local shopper and local music supporter. You can find me in East Nashville most of the time, shopping, having a drink at a locally owned bar, or eating food at a local restaurant. I like cumin and smoked paprika way more than I should, winter squashes make me happy, and while I do like most fruits, I only *love* berries and mangoes. I'd rather have salty snacks than sweets, and the darker chocolate is, the better. I still think Earth Balance is the best fake butter, Vegenaise is the best vegan mayo, and Almond Milk tastes better than soy milk. Chia seeds are my favorite egg substitute for the most part, and pumpkin tends to bind better than applesauce-especially in chocolate goods. I know a lot about food and nutrition, but that doesn't mean I'm the healthiest person. I tend to avoid eating out because I know I can make food that tastes better at home.

7 responses »

  1. >Mmm I love thumbprint cookies! My mom used to always buy them for us as kids.

  2. >Ooh, I want one of those! It's afternoon dessert time for me (I always crave sweets at 2 or 3 p.m.!). Hope everything is lookin' up in Nashville.

  3. >Thumbprints are awesome! This sounds really good, Lacey!


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