Strawberry Jam Almond Thumbprints

I think I’ve already told you all that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, since we’re not Americans. But oh boy, I do like the dinner roll part. And of course, the part where you count your blessings and are thankful for everything that you have.
As for the moment, I’m really thankful for all the lovely readers I have. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I cannot stress enough how they always make my day and put a smile on my face. You’re the best!

Today, I want to be thankful for my friend Dolega, who was the first reader of this blog and the person who makes it work. She always helps me sort out the technical stuff and that kind of server problems who give the blogger headaches. You know the kind: the death blank page, plug-ins which won’t work, the internal server error page… I don’t know where my blog would be without her help, so I decided to send her a batch of these cookies to show some gratitude.

 


 

Don’t you love baking cookies for people you care about? The way their faces light up when they take the first bite… magical, I tell you.

I wasn’t able to see Dolega when she received her box of cookies, since we don’t live in the same town and stuff, but BUT we met up this weekend, guys!!! I’ve always wanted to meet every single one of my lovely readers and meeting her was like a dream come true. Definitely so special! I’m so happy now.

 

 

I’d be happier if I had any of these cookies left though. They were uuuhmazing. And health-ish too. A wonderful addition to the Christmas Cookie Tray. And they’d be a fabulous addition to my mouth right now, to be honest. How am I supposed to get trough Monday without cookies, I don’t know.
Granted, I could go and bake a batch of these babies right now. They’re so darn easy to make! I like to call them “The Lazy Girl Cookies” because:

a) There are only 4 ingredients, so you lazy girls don’t need to get off the bed and go to the store to buy lots of weird ingredients.

b) They’re one bowl cookies so there’s no need to clean the mixer and/or lot of dishes when you’re done, which if you’re anything like me, it is like a major win. Oh gosh, I do hate doing the dishes.

c) They’re low-carb, so you don’t need to go for a run after the first bite to take advantage of all that sugar in your veins… You could go take a nap instead, I guess.

See? I told you that “Lazy Girl Cookies” is a better name.

 

 

These are so simple to make that it makes me wonder why I’m writing a post instead of baking another batch right now.

Flavor and texture wise, they’re lovely as well. The almond pairs wonderfully with the strawberry jam, a match madce in heaven that you definitely need to try. Although I’m pretty positive that they’d be great if you used your favorite ham as well. Almond-Fig cookies, anyone??

 

Ingredients:

1 + 1/4 cup almond meal

3 tbsp. butter or coconut oil

1 tbsp. honey

12 tsp. (1 tsp. per cookie) strawberry jam (can be sugar free)

 

1. Mix almond meal, melted butter and honey until you form a ball. It’ll be greasy.

2. Chill for 3o minutes.

3. Shape cookies into balls and make an indentation with your thumbprint or spoon. Fill it with jam.

4. Bake at 180ºC (375F) for 10-11 minutes.

 

The recipe is low carb, gluten and grain free and can be made paleo using honey-sweetened jam and coconut oil.

I adapted it from Living Healthy With Chocolate

 

 

You lazy guys and girls, get off your butts and make these cookies as soon as possible. They’re so quick to make that you’d be back in your bed, all wrapped by fuzzy blankets in no time. With the added bonus of a plate of cookies, duh.

Happy Monday, my friends!

Consuelo

78 Comments

  • Reply Laurel y Menta November 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Puede existir algo más sencillo, fácil de hacer y delicioso??
    Seguro que no. Nos encantan: ya los veo en las bandejas de turrones, compartiendo sitio….
    Muchos besos y happy monday!!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Más facil no, seguro 😉 Muchas gracias, chicas <3

  • Reply Dolega November 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Primero que nada, agradecer a Consuelo sus palabras.
    Ella con su buen hacer y profesionalidad al frente del blog, hace que ayudarla sea algo realmente fácil.
    Las galletas están absolutamente celestiales. y si te comes la caja entera de una sentada, no te sientes llena :mrgreen:
    Besazo y gracias preciosa.

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      ¡Muchísimas gracias a ti! Me alegro mucho de que te gustaran ;–)

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour November 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I love lazy cookies, especially if they look as delicious as these thumbprint cookies! Yum!

    • Reply Consuelo November 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Meghan 😀

  • Reply Kelly November 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    These cookies look wonderful Consuelo! That was so nice that you sent a box to your reader friend, I’m sure she’ll be so thrilled when she receives them 🙂 These cookies sound great with the almond meal and coconut oil, love these “lazy girl cookies” 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Aww she loved them so much, thank you!! Have a great week 😀

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon November 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    These are so cute! And they look amazing! I’m so craving some cookies right now

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Thank you so much! 😀

  • Reply Monica November 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Looks and sounds great! Very festive for the holidays…I’m sure anyone would be thrilled to receive them. I hope there’s another batch of these in your future very soon.

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

      There will be, I’m sure! Thank you so much ;D

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life November 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    How easy are these?! And low carb … and delicious … and cute – basically, these are amazing, Consuelo! That is so neat that you got to meet her face to face. I would’ve been ecstatic to recieve these cookies!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Awwh thank you so much for your sweet comments Mary Frances! Have a lovely week 😀

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg November 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Consuelo, these cookies are beautiful and I had to smile at you calling them lazy girl cookies! They sound (and look!) delciious! How exciting that you got to meet Dolega and I’m sure she loved it just as much as you did! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Pinning and hope you have a happy week!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Thank you very much, Cindy! You’re the sweetest! I hope you have a lovely week as well 😀

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor November 26, 2013 at 12:37 am

    What a nice gift, Consuelo! These cookies look amazing, I just love the strawberry filling.

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Thank you so much Ashley 😀

  • Reply mayihavethatrecipe November 26, 2013 at 12:58 am

    My kind of cookie. Fast and easy to make and I have all the ingredients at home! YUM!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much! ^^

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen November 26, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Oh my gosh – you TOTALLY read my mind!!! I was thinking about making jamprint cookies this week – these look amazing!!! And, I love they are “health-ish”. Love it, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Oooh I cannot wait to see your recipe,l I’m sure it’ll be lovely!! Thanks you so much, Kristi! 😉

  • Reply Chocolate Shavings November 26, 2013 at 2:45 am

    These look SO good!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments November 26, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I agree — I love seeing people’s faces light up when they receive homemade treats, especially when they’re cookies like this. They look delicious, and you have one lucky friend!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      It’s a wonderful feeling right? Thank you Marcie 😀

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry November 26, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Lazy cookies are my jam!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      hahaha Thank you! 😉

  • Reply blahnikbaker November 26, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Oh yes, it is always great to bake cookies for a loved one. These are wonderful and I am sure she loved them. What a great friend to have. The technical stuff gives me a headache and I am trying to push my husband to learn it so he can take care of that back end. I am very thankful for you too! You always make my day when I see your comment every week 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      I hate the technical stuff :'(
      Awwhhh thank you so much Zainab! You’re the sweetest! :-*

  • Reply Juliana November 26, 2013 at 5:42 am

    These cookies look so cute and yes I love the idea of using almond meal and of course the jam on it.
    I would love to have a couple of these with a cup of tea…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe Consuelo and have a great week 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much Juliana!
      You too have a wonderful week 😀

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven November 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Any extras of these? I owe so many people cookies for their help after my blog redesign this weekend. It was craziness!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      They deserve some cookies indeed, your site looks (even more) awesome now!! 😉

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Girl…you sure know how to make a cookie look good. I’m never made thumbprints. I’m thinking I should change that this year. 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Yeah you should 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner November 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I love thumbprint cookies! Mine usually have a shortbread base, but these look so delicious.
    I give out cookies to my family and friends every Christmas and you worded it perfectly! They have a look of such joy, which I adore. 🙂
    How sweet of you to give a shout out to your friend! Even though you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving, I too want to recognize how thankful I am that I have met you! Your blog is an inspiration to me and I truly appreciate the support you’ve given me! xoxo

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      I have to try the shortbread ones, they sound yummy!
      Aww thank you so much Tina! I’m so happy I’ve “met” you too! I really love reading each one of your posts 😉
      Happy Thanksgiving, my friend c:

  • Reply Yeste Lima November 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Tengo tal mono de azúcar que me han dado ganas de morder la pantalla.

    El fin de semana que estarán aquí mis hijas, comprobaremos cuántas son capaces de comerse, jajaja

    Ya te diré cómo nos han salido.

    Besos apretaos, Consuelo, eres estupenda.

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      ¿”comerse”? Dirás “comernos” 😉 Que éstas son bakas en carbohidratos, pensadas para ti jejeje. Igual es posible sustituir parte de la miel con edulcorante (aunque no lleva mucha), así que igual te puedes comer unas pocas jaja.
      Muchos besos, espero que te gusten <3

      • Reply Yeste Lima November 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

        Consuelitooooooo, ¡¡eso se avisa!!!!

        Estoy deseando que llegue el finde, jeje, voy a disfrutar como una enana…. me comeré… ¿cuatro? ¿cinco?… ya te contaré, jaja.

        Besos apretaos.

        • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

          Espero que te gusten ^^

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes November 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    These would be awesome to give away as gifts! They’re so PRETTY!!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks Ashley ;D

  • Reply Ashley November 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    That’s so fun that you got to meet her! And I totally agree – I love seeing the reactions when I give someone a homemade treat – it’s one of the best parts of baking! (and cooking too!). These cookies look delicious – I have such a soft spot for any type of thumbprint cookie!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      One of teh best ones, indeed! Thank you so much Ashley! I’m so happy you like them ;D

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic November 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    These look soooo good! And yes, I also love baking cookies for friends and family, and watching them take their first bite 🙂 It’s the biggest joy of baking!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      It truly is! Thank you so much Bianca 😉

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth November 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Yes, I agree the rolls are one of the best parts!

    I wish I lived in Spain so I could come over and eat all of the delicious cookies you make! These look amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo November 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      I wish you could come over too 😉 Thank you so much Sarah 😀

  • Reply sprinklesandsauce November 27, 2013 at 5:15 am

    We haven’t had thumbprint cookies in a while! Thanks for the post!

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! 😉

  • Reply Joanne November 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I should probably send my blog designers cookies for Christmas given how much I bother them about stuff. So sweet of you! These cookies look lovely!

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Funny thing is that my friend isn’t actually my blog designer! That’s why I’m so thankful for her ;’)
      Thank you so much Joanne!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens November 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Lazy Girl Cookies??? Loooooove! Plus, they’re “health-ish” with no need for a run afterwards, and only 4 ingredients?!?!? I am so, so excited to make these, Consuelo! And, yes – I totally love sharing baked goodies with other people, just for the sheer joy of seeing how happy it makes them! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Lazy cookies are my favorite yeah 😉 Oooh do let me know what you think, I hope you’ll love them 🙂

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} November 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Unfortunately we don’t celebrate thanksgiving either 🙁 But that doesn’t mean we can’t have delicious cookies 😉 These sound wonderful. I love the fact that they are low carb!

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      You’re right! Anytime is a great time for a cookie 😉 Thank you!

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods November 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I just told my daughter that you call these lazy girl cookies and she said, “I like the sound of that!” She gave you a thumbs up. Haha

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Haha Thank you so much 😀

  • Reply danguole November 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    What a delicious way to say thank you! These look perfect.

    Also, I’m definitely on the same page as you with Thanksgiving. Love the bread rolls, and the family time and gratitude and reflecting on all the wonderful things in your life… And the bread, did I mention all the carbs?

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you so much, dear!
      Oooh the bread is the best part haha 😉

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats November 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    How sweet of you to bake your friend cookies…and such tasty ones at that!

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Aww thanks Amy 😀

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen November 28, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Thumbprint cookies are so much fun to make and I love that your recipe only has 4 ingredients. Lucky friend 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks Christin :–)

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession November 29, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Lazy girl cookies….OHHHHH YEAAAAH!!!!! 😀 These look AMAZING Consuelo! Plus, they’re perfect for people like me who hate doing dishes and exercising! haha!!! 😀 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo November 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Hahahaha thank you so much Samina 😀

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com December 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    What a sweet gift for your friend! I agree, sharing cooking with those you love is the best–and I’m sure she loved these cute little cookies!

    • Reply Consuelo December 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

      She did 😉 And thank you so much! x

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker December 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

    How sweet of you to bake for your blogging friend! This would make anyone’s day. I’m glad you got to meet her. Have a great week Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Thank yuo so much Anne! I hope you have a great week too 😀

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Thumbprints! These are a childhood favorite, you made me so happy by posting this recipe! Thanks Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy you like them! 🙂

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl December 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look SO cute (the gingerbread man ournaments and the teapot – awww!!) and the recipe sounds so healthy and simple, I love it Consuelo! These are going on to my “must bake” list x

    • Reply Consuelo December 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Aren’t they adorable, I love them so much! Thank you o much, Aimee! Happy Christmas Baking ^^

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