Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

7 08 2012

Instead of going to the gym after work today, I had an overwhelming urge to make cookies….. Hardly as useful in terms of cardio-vascular health but good for the soul. In light of the fact that I should have been at the gym, I did not want a sugar-filled cookie so I thought I would experienment again with pumpkin purée in a cookie. Pleased to say, I think the experiment was a success :)

Here’s a few reasons to feel great about eating these cookies….
* Nuts contain lots of GOOD fats and are also a good source of dietary fibre providing a wide range of essential nutrients, including several B group vitamins, vitamin E, minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium, antioxidant minerals, plus other antioxidant compounds.
* Raw cacao has more than 4 times the antioxidants found in green tea and more magnesium than any other whole food
* Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin and pantothenic acid

1/2 cup almond meal (you could use oatmeal I guess if you like)
1/4 cup plain protein powder
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (OPTIONAL)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon mixed spice
Stevia to taste
1/4 raw cacao
1/4 cup nut butter (I used CAC (coconut almond & cashew)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
Extra nut butter for the top

In a mixing bowl add almond meal, protein powder, spice, baking powder and soda, sunflower seeds and cacao and mix well to get out any lumps. In a small bowl combine nut butter, pumpkin purée and stevia. Once this is mixed well, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine. Spoon onto a baking paper lined tray and shape as you like depending on if you want thick or thinner cookies. Spoon an extra little bit of nut butter on top. Bake on 180C for about 20 mins or until they are browned on top and cooked through. Allow to cool. Store in the fridge or freezer.


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13 responses

8 08 2012

Yum! They sound delicious so must give them a try. Thanks!

9 08 2012

😄 thanks @cath61. They were really yummy.

9 08 2012
The Healthy Flavor

I make cookies almost daily…I think I AM a cookie, lol! They look delicious!

9 08 2012

They are so addictive aren’t they? @ thehealthyflavor 😍

9 08 2012
The Healthy Flavor

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9 08 2012

Awww thank you @the healthy flavor! 🙏 It is such an honor to have fellow bloggers do this for each other. I feel very lucky. Thank you and keep up the fabulous blogging!

10 08 2012

This is great! These look awesome! You know I just read a post on about using pumpkin puree in place of butter for a recipe of pumpkin waffles! Her waffles look beautiful and to die for.
Thanks so much for sharing these.

10 08 2012

Thank you @plantbaseddiet adventures! Thanks for stopping by the blog and it was very exciting discovering yours!

10 08 2012

Thanks so much! And thanks SO MUCH for yours and what you are sharing :)

10 08 2012

Your cookies look outragely delicious! MMMM! A must make! :)

10 08 2012

Thanks for stopping by the blog @sophie33! I was chuffed to discover yours from The Heathy Flavor!

10 08 2012

Reblogged this on Janak Mistry.

11 09 2012
Hybrid Cookies « My Food Religion

[...] cookies were the result of the need to bake some Thumbprint Cookies but lacking all the ingredients I needed. I had only just enough nut butter for the mix but not the [...]

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