T’is the season for baking cookies. Cookies are the easiest thing to throw in the freezer and pull out when you have guests over the holiday season. So whenever I get the call “You home? We are going to pop in for a bit, be there in 15 minutes!” I have a couple of containers in my freezer so I can quickly get them out and put them on a nice Christmas Plate! Can anyone say “super relaxed holiday host!”
Truthfully, nothing fills me with more dread then those calls so to reduce some of my stress I like to plan ahead. Coffee maker ready to go with a fresh filtre and the coffee all measured out in ziplock bags and my best Christmas tray standing ready. Takes me less than 3 minutes to have the coffee on and cookies on the tray. That gives me 10 minutes to rush around the house tidying up which generally means throwing stuff on someone’s bed, closing bedroom doors and giving the guest bathroom a quick wipe down. I always say if anyone saw the crazy woman running around screaming at the kids and hubby to clean up, they wouldn’t come within 500ft of my house.
These thumbprint cookies are so easy to make and freeze really well. Santa loves them as well so leave a few on a plate for him Christmas eve!
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup organic cane sugar or sugar of your choice
3/4 cup virgin olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract, or any extract you wish such as almond, maple, rum
¼ cup rice milk or milk of your choice
1 – 334g package of Allergic Solution™ Pancake & Waffle Mix
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Place apple cider vinegar, sugar, oil, vanilla extract and rice milk in a large mixing bowl.
3) Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until sugar is dissolved.
4) Gradually add Pancake & Waffle Mix and mix on medium speed until completely combined and resembles cookie dough.
5) Scoop 1 tbsp of dough and roll into small (cookie) ball, place on parchment paper lined cookie tray, spacing each cookie “ball” approximately 4 – 5 cm apart.
6) Repeat step 5 until dough finished and on cookie tray.
7) Using a spoon, flatten each cookie “ball” so each cookie is approximately 1 inch thick.
8) With your thumb press down gently into the middle of the cookie making a small well.
9) Fill each well with approx. 1 tsp of the jam of your choice.
7) Place in preheated oven for 8 – 12 minutes. (keep an eye on them as I found the first batch took 12 min the last batch was about 8 min)
Makes 24 – 36 cookies