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These cookies taste decadent, yet are made with ingredients that have healthful benefits: oats, almonds, fruit and chocolate. The thumbprints are versatile as well--use a different type of filling or different extracts to create a completely different cookie.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
24

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

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  • Process almonds in a blender in 2 batches until finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl and add whole-wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk oil, maple syrup, apple juice, almond and vanilla extracts in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir to combine. Use your hands to knead the dough together; add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional apple juice if the mixture is too crumbly.

  • Form level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten each ball into a disk, then make an indentation in the center using your thumb or a small spoon. Place a few chocolate chips in each indentation, then cover with 1/4 teaspoon preserves.

  • Bake the cookies, one batch at a time, until golden around the edges, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Notes: Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains.

Oat flour, made from finely milled whole oats, is a good source of dietary fiber and whole grains. It can replace a portion of all-purpose flour in many baking recipes and adds an oat flavor and texture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie
126 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 13.7g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 5.5g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 0.9g; vitamin a iu 0.4IU; folate 3.8mcg; calcium 43.2mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 22.5mg; potassium 66.9mg; sodium 67.2mg; added sugar 5g.

1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

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