Raw Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

18 Mar

Summer is out and autumn is in! There is a slight chill in the air, and the days are getting shorter. The start of autumn also means there is an awesome selection of fruit on sale at the local fruit and veg shop, and it’s hard to turn down what’s left of the taste of summer. The time is ripe for end-of-summer fruits!

It was on one of those “I just need one thing” trips to the grocery store that Jase and I came across a sale on strawberries. It worked out to less than fifty cents a container each! BUT you had to buy them in a box of 15 containers – or approximately 4kilos/8lbs of berries at a time. I thought this seemed like a bit too many strawberries for the two of us to bring home and was ready to pass on them. Jase thought it was a fantastic sale and loaded up not one, but two boxes of berries for a total of 8 kilos/16lbs of strawberries!

A long afternoon in the kitchen later, my Raw Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookie recipe was born (along with 5 other recipes we’ll get to later!)

I used to make the cooked version of these as a kid with my mom, and they were one of my favorites. These are equally as good, and the jam is just as gooey and jellied as the sugary stuff. The thumbprint cookie in this recipe is chewy, but you can swap the cookie for the one I made with cacao chips if you’re looking for a bit more bite.

strawberry jam thumbprint cookies

Raw Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
makes about 16

1/3 cup diced strawberries
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp psyllium husk

  • In a small bowl, mash strawberries with the back of a fork or potato masher until broken down.
  • Stir in lemon juice and psyllium husk. Set aside to thicken.

Thumbprint Cookie
1 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp vanilla powder
3 Tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil

  • Process nuts and oats in a food processor until fine.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture forms a dough.
  • Roll 1 heaped teaspoon of dough at a time into a ball using your hands. Press in a hole for the jam using the tip of your thumb, and flatten the bottom to finish forming the cookie shape. Continue until all the cookies are formed.
  • Freeze 20 minutes to set.
  • Remove from freezer and gently scoop a teaspoonful of jam onto each thumbprint cookie.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving.

thumbprint cookie recipe

6 Responses to “Raw Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookie Recipe”

  1. Lyn March 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi Lauren, Wondering when you went totally raw for the 30 days did you find you ate more times than 3 a day like breakfast, lunch, dinner, I have just printed all your recipes off as I’m thinking I would like to give it a go
    Thanks Lyn

    • Raw Lau March 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      Great, Lyn! Good luck and please keep me updated with your progress!
      Yes, I ate more than 3 meals a day during the first week or two of the 30 days. While I was getting used to the 100% raw diet, I felt a bit hungrier than usual at times, and I ate whenever I wanted to. Since the foods I eat are plant-based, I don’t worry about my calorie or fat intake, and I have the freedom to eat until I am satisfied at any time of day. Although, by the mid to end of the second week, I was significantly less hungry, even at typical meal times. Raw foods provide more nutrients than cooked foods, so you will find that your body requires less food to feel full after the initial detoxification.

      • Lyn March 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

        Thanks Lauren I’ll keep you posted

        • Lyn March 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

          Hi Lauren
          Just wondering where to find Vanilla Powder please

          • Raw Lau March 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

            I bought my vanilla powder at a little spice shop in NYC, but there are a few Australian online shops that carry pure, organic vanilla powder as well. I prefer it to vanilla extract as it doesn’t contain alcohol, sugar, or other additives.

  2. Felicia April 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    These look delicious. I think my raw blueberry jam would be perfect on it… ;) xFelicia

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