Sweet Vegan

Hazelnut Cherry Thumbprints









This is another one of my favourite cookies ever. Some people make them with Raspberry jam but I think the Cherry tastes best with the hazelnuts.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup vegan butter
1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
The vegan equivalent of 2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 up Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup toasted, skinned and ground Hazelnuts
Cherry Jam for filling

Method:

Blend butter and 1/2 a up of the sugar in a mixer until fluffy.

Add equivalent of 1 egg and the vanilla and mix well.

Add flour and salt until just combined

Refrigerate for 2 hours

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Mix hazelnuts and remaining 1 Tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, dip in the egg replacement and roll in the hazelnuts and sugar.

Space balls apart 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Press down on the centre of each ball with your thumb.

Bake 10 minutes

Press down gently on the middles with the end of the handle of a wooden spoon.

Return cookies to oven the edges are golden brown (about 10 more minutes).

Cool thoroughly.

Fill centres with Cherry Jam

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