Healing doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a sweet treat when you need one! The Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies I am sharing with you today are delicious and have none of the harmful ingredients often found in some store-bought kinds. The bright pop of raspberry jam nestled in a rich, nutty dough makes these gorgeous cookies a wonderful treat for yourself, to share with friends or family, or pack into your children’s school lunchboxes.
Raspberries are a great full-body detoxifying food, rich in antioxidants that specifically help remove byproduct and toxic debris created by the invader that causes thyroid problems. Raspberries also tend to bind onto and remove impurities delivered to the intestinal tract by a liver burdened by this invader.
Sesame seeds and tahini strengthen the central nervous system while providing amino acids such as tyrosine and lysine in highly bioavailable trace forms that easily enter and uptake into the thyroid to improve the gland’s function and suppress the invader.
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup tahini
- ½ cup coconut sugar or maple sugar
- ½ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
- ½ cup white sesame seeds
- ½ cup raspberry jam (see Tips, below)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Process together the tahini, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smoothly combined. Add the almond flour mixture to the food processor and pulse until well combined. If the mixture is still crumbly, add water by the tablespoon as needed until smooth dough forms.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the sesame seeds before placing them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies. Press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie and place the cookies into the oven. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and fill each one with 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
- If using store-bought jam for filling, make sure to look for a clean one with no added harmful ingredients or preservatives.
- To make a homemade raspberry filling, mash fresh, ripe raspberries (or frozen raspberries that have been thawed) with raw honey or maple syrup until desired consistency is reached.