Thumbs Up Mini Thumbprint Cookies

What I love about thumbprint cookie are that you can take so many different directions with it and fill it with basically whatever you want. while back I stumbled upon another blog which had a whole wheat thumbprint cookie recipe that looked quite simple to make. With a few tweaks here and there of the original to cut the fat and add my own personal style, here’s the recipe to a dainty yet simple Easter treat that may leave you hungry for another. 

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Ingredients:

1 cup Whole wheat flour

1/2 cup Old fashion oats

dash of Sea salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/3 cup Fat-free cream cheese

1/2 cup organic cane sugar

1/4 cup Canola oil

1 tsp Vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Mix together flour, oats, sea salt and cinnamon in a small bowl

In a medium bowl, cream oil, sugar, cream cheese and vanilla

Add Dry mixture to the wet and mix together until all the ingredients and distributed evenly

Now here’s the fun part, roll out balls of dough and create a hole in the dough using your thumb. The balls may crack a little as you make the hole as the dough is quite stiff, but shape  it to prevent cookies from breaking apart when in the oven.

Bake for  about 1o to 15 minutes and let the cookies cool before filling them.

Here are some ideas for the cookie filling:

I decided to take the more decadent route and use my chocolate in a jar (Click here for recipe)

Jam

Nut Butter

Makes 32 cookies

Per Cookie: Calories: 52 cal; Fat: 2 grams (Saturated: 0.2 grams, No trans); Sodium: 14 mg; Carbohydrates: 8 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Sugars; 5 grams; Proteins: 1 gram

 

 

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