Almond butter and jelly vegan thumbprints


It’s Oscars day, readers! And some poor sap put me in charge of cookies for the Oscars party! I’m sure they were thinking: I sure hope she brings something vegan. Next time I’ll be put in charge of wine or like paper plates or something. That is, if I ever get invited again.

Almond Butter & Jelly Vegan Thumbprint Cookies, makes about 3 dozen cookies. Adapted from The Kitchn.

2 cups raw almonds
4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, divided
1/4 t salt
1 cup canola oil
1 cup agave + maple syrup (original recipe uses just maple syrup, but that’s just throwing money around! I found a mixture at Trader Joe’s for a fraction of the price.)
Jelly flavor of choice
Creamy almond butter
(forgot to include the almond butter in that pic – sorry!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the almonds in the food processor and process for about 15 seconds. Mine looked like this when done:

Put the almonds in a large bowl. Back to the food processor: add the oats and process about 20 seconds. Again, here’s mine after 20 seconds:

Add the oats to the bowl with the almonds. Stir in 1 1/4 cup flour and the salt. Add the canola oil and maple syrup (note: you can use the same measuring cup and add the canola oil first then maple syrup, and the syrup slides right out!) and stir. Add the additional flour if your dough is really sticky.

I used a 2 T cookie scoop to scoop out my dough onto lined cookie sheets:

Use your thumb or an adorable tiny spoon you got at Ikea to make indentations in the cookies.

Add a dollop of almond butter and jelly to each cookie (or just jelly – I made some of each!).



Bake for 15 minutes and let cool.


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9 thoughts on “Almond butter and jelly vegan thumbprints

  1. Stacy says:

    These look amazing! Love the PB&J (rather, AB&J) combo!

  2. Erica A says:

    Looks delicious to me!

  3. Kylie says:

    Oh YUM! Great idea, can’t wait to try these out with a gluten-free spin.

  4. Kevin says:

    how did they like it? will you be invited back next year? and will you be in charge of cookies? inquiring minds would like to know.

  5. Desirée says:

    These look so yummy! Love almond butter as alternative to PB…

  6. Jo says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  7. Caitlin says:

    these look unbelievable! what an amazing texture! and adding almond butter and preserves is genius. these could be lunch! haha..

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