Makes 2 dozen
These cookies will satisfy all of your cravings: sweet, salty, chocolatey, fruity and the desire to spend an hour making cookies. No, it really isn’t that complicated. A little extra work will get you this super special unforgettable little baby angel of a cookie. They’re basically a holiday treat no matter what time of year you make them! These are called thumbprint but secret: it’s actually a pinkyprint. This recipe is from I Can Cook Vegan.
Ingredients1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup thin pretzel sticks
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 – Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two large baking sheets.
2 – In a large bowl beat together oil, sugar, brown sugar, milk and vanilla. Sift in flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Stir to form a thick, stiff dough.
3 – Spread pretzels onto a large cutting board and cover with parchment paper. Roll a rolling pin over them to crush them into bits and pieces.
4 – Scoop walnut sized pieces, moisten your hands and roll into a ball. Then place them into the pretzel pieces, rolling around so that the pretzels pieces adhere. Place on prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
5 – Use your pinky to make a deep indent in the center of each cookie. Use a teaspoon to fill each indent with about a teaspoon of jam. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until golden on the edges and lightly browned on the bottoms.
6 – Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool. Wait until completely cool to proceed.
7 – Place cooling rack of cookies over the sink. Using a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Let melted chocolate cool a bit, then drizzle over cooled cookies while they are still on the cooling rack, and let the excess fall into the sink for easy cleaning. Let the chocolate set in a cool room or in the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Just made these an hour ago – with gluten free flour/pretzels and orange marmalade for dietary reasons – and they are delicious!! Can’t wait it make them again (tomorrow). Thanks, Isa!
YUM! Incredibly easy and fast to whip up, but very impressive and delicious. The combo of jam and pretzels is perfect. Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m confused….was there supposed to be cocoa powder? These look like chocolate cookies in the photos…
I’m wondering if it’s possible to sub any of the oil for applesauce. I have everything except enough oil. 🙁