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Vegan Thumbprint ('Bird's nest') Cookies

by Natalie Ferrari-Morton
Vegan Thumbprint ('Bird's nest') Cookies
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup flour (spelt or other alternative)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • a few TBS jam of choice (Blackberry Jack and Baron Von Blueberry are favourites)

Preheat oven to 350. Wizz the oats in a food processor until a course meal.  Grind almonds into meal. Combine oats with almonds, flour, salt, maple syrup and oil.  Shape into 3/4" balls (made easier by wetting hands periodically).  Put balls near each other on a pan prepared with parchment paper.  Use your thumb to make an impression in the middle of each and spoon ~1/4 tsp of jam into each.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, but watch carefully so as not to over-bake.


  • 1 TBS Blackberry Jack Jam
  • 3 TBS balsamic (or white) vinegar
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 6-7 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS maple syrup
  • a few grinds of yummy salt and pepper

Serve on fresh, local greens  - ideally from your garden!