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No Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Yields 2 Dozen


  • 3/4 cup pitted Dates (cover with boiling water for 5-10 minutes, reserve liquid)
  • 3 cups  Oats, rolled
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 cup 100% all-fruit preserves, such as cherry or apricot

*Option - mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder (½ cup) and any nut butter that you prefer.

  1. In a food processor or blender, grind oats into a flour consistency; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except the fruit preserves to the bowl with oats,  kneading together to make a dough.
  4. Roll dough into balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray when done. Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.
  5. Spoon a bit of fruit preserves into each indentation and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.