jam thumbprints, humming hemp style

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it’s that time of year — the season of baking delicious goodies and sharing them with those around you.  that’s right, sharing- because sharing is caring –  and your fellow party people, coworkers and neighbors will thank you — especially if you bring them these yummy treats…

one of my many favorite things about humming hemp hearts is that they are so versatile.  in many recipes, you can use them in combination or instead of the called for nuts or seeds.  in our recipe this month, we are taking the classic thumbprint cookie and giving it a different superfood twist by using humming hemp hearts.  this traditional cookie is easy peasy to make and a fun one to have any little people in your home help with – they can stir and scoop along with roll and thumb press!

 

jam thumbprints – adapted from the classic recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2egg whites, lightly beaten, optional
  • ⅔ – 1 cup hemp hearts
  • ⅓   – ½ cup jam or preserves, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and/or desired-flavor fruit curd

directions:

preheat oven to 375 degrees.  line cookie sheets with parchment or grease.  in a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer till creamed. add sugar and beat until fluffy. combine in egg yolks and vanilla and then add flour – as you can with the mixer – stir in any remaining flour. if the dough is not too soft, scoop or shape dough into 1-inch balls.  if the dough is too sticky, cover and chill dough until easy to handle.  If using egg whites, roll balls in egg whites; roll balls in hemp hearts. place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet and press your thumb into the center to make a well.  bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges and bottom are light brown. cool cookies and add a small scoop of your favorite jam filling on top and enjoy!

** notes: using coconut sugar will reduce the sweetness and may change the texture a bit due to it’s more granular quality.  if you choose to not use egg whites, give the hemp hearts a bit of a press in as you roll and cover the dough balls.**

 

looking for another twist on a classic — try this Crunchy Chocolate Seed Bark from NutritionStripped — full of healthy fats and super seeds with that chocolate and lil bit of sweetness you crave.

we wish you happy baking, a very merry holiday, and all the love, joy, peace, and a sprinkle of cheer from our heart, for yours – sierra m and Humming Hemp