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Gluten-Free Oat Flour Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe was inspired by Valentines day, I thought better late then never! This is a wonderful way to prepare a delightful treat for yourself or someone you love. The gooey texture and chocolatey melted frosting will keep you coming back, until the cookies have vanished into thin air. This recipe contains healthy plant-based alternatives and antioxidants. Raw Carob Powder (chocolate alternative) is packed with mico nutrients, fiber, low in fat, and has a sweet aroma which is ideal for those who love to eat regular chocolate or milk chocolate. Raw Carob Powder grows on tree’s, in a pod, then dried into powder form. This is also a safe chocolate replacement for those who want to reduce symptoms related to diabetes, high blood sugar/cholesterol, inflammation, or anyone who’s trying to be mindful of either, reducing sugar in their diet or caffeine.

Healthy Tip: Carob is naturally low in sugar, fibrous, low in sodium, and a great substitution for those who are loosing weight.

Ingredients:

(Cookies)
1 1/2 Cups gluten-free Oat Flour
2 Tablespoons Raw Carob Powder (chocolate alternative)
1 Tablespoons Date Syrup (optional)
1/4 Cup Raw Walnut Butter

(Chocolate Frosting)
2 Tablespoons Raw Carob Powder
4 Tablespoons Raw Date Syrup

Instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
2. Using a medium mixing bowl add wet ingredients together first and mix in the remaining. Mix till evenly combined till it forms a clumpy dough.
3. Using a tablespoon amount, scoop dough and roll lightly between your palms.
4. Place rolled dough on to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure spacing is about 1/2 inch apart.
5. Next, pressing lightly with your thumb in the center of each rolled piece of dough, rolling it one way first, and then the other direction to make a heart shape indent.
6. Now its time to bake. Place cookies into the oven on middle rack, and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, using a small cup (you can use a 1/4 measuring cup) to mix together the chocolate frosting. Consistency should be thick and molten.
8. Enjoy right away!


Optional Toppings: Chia seeds, Raw Coconut Flakes, Cocoa Nibs, Nuts/Seeds, Goji Berries, Dried Fruit.

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae


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