I made these low-carb, no-bake, grain-free, sugar-free and raw almond thumbprint cookies at Christmas this year, but you could use them for any occasion like Valentine’s day or just when the urge for a cookie strikes you.
This recipe was inspired from a recipe I found at Civilized Caveman and his recipe actually came from a cookbook called Paleo Indulgences, but I used almond meal instead of macadamias and I exchanged the chocolate for carob. Thank you to George Bryant for the idea and instructions.
Although, technically this recipe is not pure Paleo because of the carob, I consider them close enough to still put in this category. I allow a little carob every now and then and prefer it over chocolate, as it is my opinion that chocolate is a stimulant drug and is not technically Paleo either. If you wanted to make this recipe 100 percent Paleo, you could use some kind of all fruit jelly for the filling instead of carob, but there’s really no harm in an occasional carob indulgence.
These cookies were really easy and quick and tasted divine.
Ingredients (Makes approximately 7 medium cookies)
- 3/4 cup raw almond meal (coarsely ground, not fine) I like Blue Mountain Organics Raw Almond Meal.
- 1/4 cup organic almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 cup organic shredded coconut
- 2 TBSP water with a dash of stevia
- 1/4 cup unsweetened carob chips (add water as needed)
- Mix the coconut, almond meal and almond butter together.
- Add vanilla, coconut oil and water. (You may need to add a little more water to get the dough to stick together good.)
- Mix with a fork until it sticks together. (I used a fork, but this recipe probably works better if you put it in a food processor.)
- Place rounded tablespoons of mixture out onto a plate and then press the center with your thumb or back of a spoon.
- Melt carob chips in a pan with a little water; add water as needed until it makes a texture that is like frosting.
- Scoop carob out with a spoon and place inside the thumbprint of each cookie.
- Cover and stick in the fridge for several hours.
This no-bake, grain-free, sugar-free, raw almond thumbprint cookie recipe produces a treat that is low carb, very rich in flavor, has a great texture and is delicious. They will work great for any holiday, in the kids lunchbox, for dessert or a snack.
I kept a couple in the fridge overnight and they were just as wonderful the next day as well.