Thumbprint Cookies

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Even toddlers can help prepare these easy cookies; your little one will love making the thumb indents that get filled with jelly.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2/3 cup melted Earth Balance butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Jam for filling
  1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the applesauce and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the apple juice, melted butter, almond milk, and vanilla.
  3. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. The dough will be sticky but workable.
  4. Using your hands, shape into 1 inch balls and arrange on baking sheets.
  5. Press your thumb or a small measuring spoon into the center of each cookie to form an indent. Fill with your jam of choice.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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