Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thumbprints

We have at least one foot of snow in Portland!  I grew up near here and this is the most snow I have ever seen.  It is a novelty for me so parts of me are really enjoying this, although parts are ready for the roads to be clear to drive.  I took the above photo when I thought the snow had stopped and now this angel figurine is completely covered.  The morning of all that extra snow, I went outside and stood in front of my yard and just fell backwards, letting the snow catch my fall.  It was tons of fun and I repeated falling into the snow another three times.  It was a once in a lifetime opportunity since I don't know if I'll ever see this amount of snow again.

Chocolate Oat Thumbprints

1/2 cup Soy Margarine
1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar
2 Tb. Soymilk
1 cup Unbleached White Flour
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1/4 tsp Salt
60 Chocolate Chips

Cream together the soy margarine and brown sugar.  Add the soymilk and blend until fully combined.  Add the flour, oats and salt and mix until just combined.  Form into 1 1/2 inch round balls and place on greased cookie sheet.  With the palm of your hand, flatten the cookies slightly.  Use your thumb to make holes in the middle of the cookies.  Place 5 chocolate chips in each cookie.  Bake at 350ºF for 15-18 minutes.  When cookies come out of the oven, use a small spoon to swirl the chocolate to a smooth consistency, or leave the shape of chocolate chips.  Makes 12 cookies.

Marionberry Thumbprints

1/2 cup Soy Margarine
1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Soymilk
1 1/4 cups Unbleached White Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Marionberry Preserve or Jam

Cream together the soy margarine and brown sugar.  Add the soymilk and blend until fully combined.  Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.  Form into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  With the palm of your hand, flatten the cookies slightly.  Use your thumb to make holes in the middle of the cookies and fill with the marionberry preserve.  Bake at 350ºF for 15-18 minutes.  Makes 12 cookies.

Hope everyones holidays are filled with laughter and joy!

2 comments:

krissy said...

Adorable picture of you! I forgot I was going to bake cookies today. I better get on it. Have fun!

Cassidy Lee said...

While being trapped in the house for a few days, I baked four batches of cookies. One batch was these thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam. They were a HUGE hit at Christmas and everyone was shocked at their vegan-ness. No one knew a vegan cookie could taste so good. :) Thanks for the recipe!!