Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies

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Gluten Free Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies! A tender & flavorful classic cookie with a healthy twist! - Miss Allie's Kitchen 

Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies

Thanksgiving has passed which can only mean one thing…SANTA’S COMING! So much to do, so little time! Most importantly, we must make the man with the great big bag feel welcome when he slides down the chimney bearing new & shiny gifts. Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies and 6 other festive cookie recipes to keep you jingling all the way!

I don’t know about you, but after I eat one too many rich & sugary cookies, I start to feel a little lackluster. Boy oh boy, imagine how Santa feels! How about we help the big guy out this year and give him a little superfood kick to help him power through his busiest night of the year!

Fruity Overnight Thumbprint Cookies

There’s nothing complicated about these cookies (let’s be honest, you DON’T have time for complicated, anyway) and the best part is, you can whip up the components the night before, chill, and easily bake the next morning.


I’m a big fan of ooey gooey thumbprint cookies. I love how you bite into the light and flaky treat and are left with a sweet & sticky finish. And yes, they are OH SO festive, no?

The super in superfood is created by adding a Balance shot by Life Equals into the chia jam mixture. These Balance shots have a half day’s worth of fruit and veggies packed into them, so I thought we could really up the nutrition content by adding the Balance into the frozen fruit jam. Grab a free two pack by using this link* AND head over to my Instagram page to enter my special giveaway with Life Equals beginning 12/5/16!

Cookies with Balance!

The ingredients here are simple, and since berries aren’t in season, I used frozen. Easy peasy cookie squeezy. The balance shots aren’t required here, you can just add a few more frozen berries when making the jam to make up for the omission. But, if you’re like me, you won’t want to miss out on the health benefits.

Superfood Cookies For Santa!

Today, I’m also sharing some seriously seasonal cookies created by some of my favorite blogger buds. Attending a cookie swap? All you need is below:

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Sweet and Spicy Peanut Butter Buds by Ellie with I’m Hungry by Natura

 

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Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kara with Byte Sized Nutrition

 

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Vegan Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies by Kaila with Healthy Helper

 

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Snickerdoodles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle by Ellen with My Uncommon Everyday

 

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Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies by Emily with Beauty in Christ

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Chocolate-Dipped Almond Butter Shortbread Cookies with Almond Butter Buttercream by Jess with Plays Well With Butter

Back to my Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies- Time to get holly jolly!

Superfood Thumbprint Cookies

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Almond Meal – make your own here

Brown Rice Flour

Coconut Oil

Vanilla

Maple Syrup

Frozen Berries

Balance Shots by Life Equals

Chia Seeds

A plate of Superfood Christmas Cookies!

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Add the frozen berries to a medium saucepan and place on medium heat. Let these cook down for about 15 minutes. When the fruit has reduced, add the chia, Balance Shot, and 1 tbsp. of maple syrup. Pour the jam mixture into a jar and place in the fridge overnight or for at least two hours. The chia seeds will become gelatinous in the liquid, turning this into a delicious jam! You’ll have leftovers, this can be used as regular jelly on toast, sandwiches, etc – this recipe makes about 12oz of jam.

While the fruit reduces in the saucepan, we’ll make the cookie dough. Start by melting the coconut oil. Measure out the almond meal, brown rice flour, maple syrup and vanilla. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix. Place the dough in the fridge to chill overnight or for at least two hours.

Thumbprint Cookies with Fruit Jam Filling

When you’re ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Begin to scoop the dough out onto a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased with coconut oil. I like about a heaping tbsp. of dough for each cookie. You can also use a cookie scoop, if you have one!

Superfood Cookies

Press your thumb into the middle of the dough ball to make a well. Pour jam into the center and place in the oven. Bake for 13-16 minutes and voila!

Thumbprint Cookies with Jam

I have to know, what are your favorite Christmas Cookie traditions?

xoxx,

Miss AK

Festive Thumbprint Cookies

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Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies
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Serves: 12
 
Oven 350 degrees {gluten free, refined sugar-free}
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Almond Meal
  • ½ cup of Brown Rice Flour
  • 3 tbsp. of Coconut Oil - melted
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla
  • 4 tbsp. of Maple Syrup
  • 2.5 cups of Frozen Berries
  • 1 Balance Shot by Life Equals (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. of Chia Seeds
Instructions
  1. To make the jam: Add the frozen berries to a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Let these cook down for about 15 minutes.
  3. When the fruit has reduced, add the chia, Balance Shot, and 1 tbsp. of maple syrup.
  4. Pour the jam mixture into a jar and place in the fridge overnight or for at least two hours.
  5. The chia seeds will become gelatinous in the liquid, turning this into a delicious jam!
  6. You'll have leftovers, this can be used as regular jelly on toast, sandwiches, etc - this recipe makes about 12oz of jam.
  7. While the fruit reduces in the saucepan, we’ll make the cookie dough.
  8. Start by melting the coconut oil.
  9. Measure out the almond meal, brown rice flour, maple syrup and vanilla.
  10. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  11. Place the dough in the fridge to chill overnight or for at least two hours.
  12. When you’re ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Begin to scoop the dough out onto a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased with coconut oil. I like about a heaping tbsp. of dough for each cookie. You can also use a cookie scoop, if you have one!
  14. Press your thumb into the middle of the dough ball to make a well.
  15. Pour jam into the center and place in the oven.
  16. Bake for 13-16 minutes and voila!

 

Gluten Free Superfood Overnight Thumbprint Cookies! A tender & flavorful classic cookie with a healthy twist! - Miss Allie's Kitchen

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22 Comments
  • Kaila @ Healthy Helper Blog

    Reply

    THESE LOOK SO GOOD!!! I recently started baking with almond flour and LOVE it. These are going on my MUST make list!

  • masala girl

    Reply

    this sounds delicious! i love berries and thumbprint cookies 🙂
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    • Miss AK

      Me too! I think I like to have a fresh dessert option!

  • Emily

    Reply

    Oh wow deliciousness… And they even have superfoods. That is so creative Allie. I love Jam Thumbprint cookies, but I have not made them enough. Goal for the week is to make each one of these recipes from the round-up.

    • Miss AK

      Oh my gosh you are baking superwoman!!! Let me know what you think babe!

  • Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Reply

    These are so creative, Allie! They sound excellent, and the berry color makes them so festive!

    • Miss AK

      I’m so glad you think they’re festive, too!

  • Ellie | Hungry by Nature

    Reply

    I love how healthy these are! Thumbprints are always a favorite cookie at my house!!
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    • Miss AK

      Me too! I feel like they are a wildcard, but I love them!

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker

    Reply

    These cookies are awesome & perfect for the holidays – what a great change from the typical Christmas cookie 🙂
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  • jess larson | plays well with butter

    Reply

    these babies are such little cuties!!! love love love thumbprint cookies & superfoods mean i can eat ten of them at a time, right? 😉
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    • Miss AK

      Um, YES! That’s what I did!

  • Claire @ My Pink & Green Life

    Reply

    These look wonderful! I’ve been following this cookie around the web for a bit and everything just looks so good. 🙂 My favorite Christmas cookie/candy is my mom’s dark chocolate fudge, although in small quantities because it is sooo sugary, haha!

    • Miss AK

      Ohhh but those sound divine!!

  • Natalie Way

    Reply

    They look so yummy I wonder if I could make it as pretty as you do!! <3

    • Miss AK

      You TOTALLY can! They are actually so stinking easy! I always get so happy when not a lot of crazy effort = beautiful baked goods!

  • Aya @ A Healthy Story

    Reply

    These are my fave type of cookies and yet I’ve never made my own jam thumbprint cookies! So yours are definitely on my holiday baking list! Beautiful photos too.

    • Miss AK

      You are the SWEETEST! Let me know/ let me see what you make 🙂

  • Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition

    Reply

    Girl, chia jam is my JAMMMMM. Totally making these cookies for Santa this year.. although let’s be real, I don’t think there will be any left over for him 😉

    • Miss AK

      You crack me upppppp…and I know, these were gone in ONE night in my house, lol!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Reply

    These are so cute!! What a fun “overnight” idea!! And vegan <3

    • Miss AK

      They totally are vegan, and I forgot to mention that! And I love anything easy & quick!

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