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No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam

I love thumbprint cookies! It has always been a family tradition to make these cookies each year. We have my grandma over and get to work making a few different kinds of cookies.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam
As a dietitian, I am always looking for a healthier alternatives to my favorite comfort foods. Lighter mac and cheese, zucchini pizzas, Portobello mushroom burgers, etc. are some of my favorites. I will admit it, baking is not my strong suit. A lot of times, when I make a baked good recipe, it doesn't turn out very well and therefore, never makes it to the blog.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam

This time, it is different. This recipe is no-bake making it have less of a chance to go wrong. These thumbprint cookies are actually quite healthy and taste great. No kitchen mishaps here!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam
They are a great alternative to regular thumbprint cookies. No refined flour, less sugar and no butter. This was my first time making chia jam and I ended up really liking it. The chia seeds give a boost of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. I will be making these again.

Chopped fruit
I served these to my sister and husband and they both loved them. The fresh fruit jam was delicious and since I used ripe fruit, no sugar was needed. This recipe has no added sugar but tastes plenty sweet.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam
No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam
Ingredients:
Cookies
1 cup coconut flour
2 scoops Purely Inspired vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk of choice

Chia Jam
1 1/2 cups chopped fruit of choice (strawberries, peaches, apricots or raspberries work well)
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:
1. Cook chopped fruit in the microwave for two minutes. Blend in a blender until smooth.
2. Add chia seeds and set jam aside to cool.
3. Combine all ingredients for cookies and mix well.
4. Form the dough into balls. Press down the center of each cookie to make a small ditch that will be able to fit the jam.
5. Fill each cookie with jam.
6. Keep refrigerated for a firmer texture and enjoy!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam
These make a great snack or dessert. Around the holidays, when there is unhealthy desserts every direction you look, make these no-bake thumbprint cookies for a healthier and just as tasty dessert.

Purely Inspired Protein Powder
For this recipe, I used Purely Inspired 100% plant based protein nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. One serving has 16 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber. It contains a concentrated greens blend with broccoli and spinach. It is a blend of proteins including pea protein, brown rice protein and alfalfa juice protein concentrate.

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No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies with Chia Jam

Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe by Purely Inspired. All opinions, recipe and text are my own. 

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