Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Apple Almond Thumbprints

These soft apple oatmeal cookies with a creamy almond butter center have 2 grams of fiber, 100 calories and only 5 grams of added sugar.  The apples are from WVU farms;  the applesauce is made with farm apples.

Apple Almond Thumbprints

(36 cookies)

In an electric mixer, beat eggs with sugar.
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Add buttery spread, applesauce and vanilla.
1/4 cup Earthy Balance Buttery Spread, melted
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together dry ingredients.  Stir into egg mixture.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Drop by tablespoon scoop onto greased cookie sheet.  With a floured thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Fill the "thumbprint" with 1 teaspoon almond butter each cookie.
3/4 cup almond butter

Bake at 350 F. for 12 minutes.  Cool on cookie tray 2 minutes, then on wire rack.

Garnish with 1 slivered almond.  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and fresh grated nutmeg.
36 slivered almonds
4 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Fresh grated Nutmeg


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