Three things no one could possibly hate: Cookies, recipes that are no-bake, and something a lil’ sweet. Well, lucky for you, this recipe is a combination of all three! Behold, the no-bake strawberry jam thumbprint cookie.
Whether you’re a beginner baker or not, no-bake is the easiest and quickest way to make something delicious. In my opinion, some of the best desserts are no-bake, and the desserts that guests seem to love the most!
All you need is 30 minutes of your time and a food processor, and you’ll have these cookies ready in no time. The cookie is made up of 2 ingredients (not counting water!!) and the jam is homemade (although you can use store bought if you are in more of a hurry to make these and have a favourite jam.
The beauty of making the jam that goes in the middle of the cookie is that: (1) You know what’s going into your jam
(2) There is no added sugar
(3) You’ll have extra jam to eat for weeks!
These cookies are:
- Naturally sweetened
Now, let’s get into the recipe!
If you make these cookies, don’t forget to share them with me by tagging me @riris_recipes on Instagram!
No-bake Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten-free, RSF, vegan)
Servings: 29 cookies
Cook Time: No bake!
For the Jam:
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup + 4 tbsp hot water
For the Cookie:
- 3 cups pitted dates, soaked in hot water for ~10 minutes
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Place dates in a cup and let them soak for ~10 minutes.
- In the meantime, begin making the jam by placing frozen berries and hot water in food processor. Pulse until sorbet textured is formed.
- Add in chia seeds and maple syrup until same texture is achieved.
- Transfer jam into a jar, close lid, and place in fridge to thicken.
- Soak dates and place into empty food processor and add in oats and hot water. Blend until a ball of dough forms.
- Place parchment paper on an aluminum tray, and using a cookie scooper or a spoon, form balls of dough and place on tray.
- Once cookies are formed into balls, press your thumb into each one, forming a hole to place the jam inside (make sure dough around the outside of the cookie is high enough so jam does not spill out!).
- Once completed, place tray in freezer to let cookies harden slightly before placing jam inside.
- After 10 minutes, remove jam from fridge and cookies from freezer, and using a teaspoon, pour in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of jam into each cookie. Repeat for all cookies.
- Place cookies back into freezer to harden for about 10 minutes. Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes before enjoying!