Orange Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

Ali Segersten (author) May 12, 2021
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Difficulty
Easy Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings
21 cookies

Hazelnuts grow all around the Pacific Northwest. When my children were younger they would pick them up off the ground and use them in their play. You can make your own hazelnut meal by grinding whole hazelnuts in a food processor or you can buy it in the package from Bob’s Red Mill. Be sure to store it in the freezer or refrigerator to keep it fresh. Any jam will work in the thumbprint. I make my own honey-sweetened jams from all of the fruit we harvest in the summertime. We also like the brand, Bionaturae, fruit juice-sweetened jam. Try apricot, raspberry, blackberry, or sour cherry, however, my favorite is apricot jam!

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

2½ cups hazelnut meal
2 cups brown rice flour
½ cups tapioca flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons sea salt

Wet Ingredients

cups melted coconut oil
cups maple syrup
¼ cups orange juice
2 tablespoons finely ground golden flaxseeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

Other Ingredients

4 tablespoons fruit sweetened apricot jam