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If you prefer a jam-filled cookie that’s not quite so tangy, try this version of the Thumbprints. Instead of lemon flavoring, this one uses almond essence, making it very rich instead of zesty.

Thumbprint Cookies
yields 1 dozen

1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. egg replacer, mixed with 2 Tbsp. warm water
1/3 cup cold-pressed organic sunflower oil
1/3 cup unrefined dry sweetener such as Rapadura
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
5 oz. fruit-sweetened jam

1. Sift together flour and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Mix well, and add chopped walnuts.
2. Mix the water and egg replacer with the oil, sweetener, vanilla and almond extract.
3. Add the liquid to the dry. Mix well and chill in the freezer for 510 minutes.
4. Roll dough into balls and flatten somewhat on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
5. As illustrated on the previous page, criss-cross each cookie with a fork. Using your thumb, or the rounded end of a kitchen utensil, put a ‘thumbprint’ in the middle of each. Fill with ‘thumbprint’ with half a teaspoon of jam.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 1013 minutes.


Outrageous Cookies are our go-to recipe for a quick, easy treat that comes out great every time. Walnuts, raisins, and chocolate chips, are all optional variations, but feel free to try out your own – pecans, dates, carob chips… Experiment away!

Outrageous Cookies
yields 2 dozen

3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. egg replacer, mixed with 3 Tbsp. warm water
3/4 cup cold-pressed organic sunflower oil
1 cup unrefined dry sweetener such as Rapadura
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raisins or vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a bowl.
2. Mix wet ingredients, including sweeteners.
3. Add the dry to the wet, then add raisins and walnuts. Mix.
4. Roll dough into balls and flatten somewhat on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 1415 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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5:49AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you sounds yummy

10:51AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012


4:50PM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

Cookie monster

6:47AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Thanks! I'll try one of these recipes soon.

5:57PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

look tasty!

11:44PM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

Noted with interest.

4:08PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

THese look really good. i'm definitely going to try some. Thanks!

12:22PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you for some more vegan recipies. Vegan desserts and treats are simply wonderful. Try them out on your carnivorous friends and do not tell them . . . vegan bakewell tart . . . mmmmnnn!!!!

7:11PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Finish your meal on a sweet note with this great selection of dessert recipes

8:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Thank you

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