Almond cookies are a delicious treat. Share with family over the holidays or enjoy as a dessert anytime.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup almonds
1 cup oats
pinch of salt
1/2 cup sweetener (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, barley malt)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup jam, all fruit or fruit juice sweetened
1/3 cup shaved dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grind the almonds in a food processor until they are the consistency of corn meal. Place in a bowl.
Grind the oats in a food processor until it is the consistency of flour. Add to the bowl.
Add the flour and salt and mix.
Whisk the oil and sweetener together in a separate bowl. Add the vanilla.
Pour the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly.
Roll a tablespoon or so of dough into a ball. Place on the cookie sheet and flatten. Make an indentation in the center of the cookie with your thumb. Put about 1/2 teaspoon of jam or chocolate shavings into the thumb print.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack until cool.
Store the cookies at room temperature in a covered container for a few days. Or freeze in freezer bags for several weeks.