No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Kristine5 Ingredients, Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes8 Comments

Thumbprint cookies. I’m a sucker for them.  I especially LOVE the ones that come out of the Whole Foods bakery.  I’d take one of those over a piece of chocolate any day. (Gasp, did I really say that?!)  I’m surprised I didn’t come up with this recipe sooner, considering it only took about 10 minutes to make, and is only 5 ingredients!  Great snack to as they’re a combo of healthy carbs, fats & protein and no sugar (aside from the small amount of lower-sugar jam). My 3 year old also loved them!



No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 20 cookies
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 x 30 gram scoops vanilla whey protein (I used Whey Gourmet Naturelle) *Note
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, smooth (or almond butter, or for nut-free Sunbutter)
  • 12 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp to ½ tsp no-sugar added jam or preserves of choice (I like homemade jam, or Smuckers No-Sugar Added, or a Double Fruit Jam)
  1. In a larger bowl, mix together everything up until the jam. If your peanut butter is on the harder side, you may need to melt it down a bit. You'll want the dough to be sticky enough to easily roll into balls. If its too crumbly, add more water.
  2. Once you've rolled them into balls, press your finger in the top of each one to make an imprint.
  3. Fill with ¼ tsp to ½ tsp of your favorite jam or preserves.
  4. Keep stored in airtight container in fridge.
*Note - If you don't do whey protein, you could sub for 2-4 Tbsp brown rice protein. May require extra sweetener. If you omit protein all together, you probably won't need the water at all.
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 75 Fat: 4.6 Carbs: 5.2 g Sugar: 0.8 g Sodium: 17 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 4.4 g