1 cup pecans Makes about 25 cookies.
To lighten things up in the dessert department, traditional Thanksgiving treats need a bit of an overhaul. These cute pecan-filled thumbprint cookies are a far healthier alternative to sugar- and fat-laden pecan pie. The best part? They're vegan! This recipe is easy to put together, not overly sweet, and free of cholesterol. After making your mark in the center, fill them up with a tiny bit of your favorite jam, and you've got a delicious dessert on your hands that's under 125 calories. Ready to get baking? Keep reading for the thumbprint cookie recipe.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup safflower or canola oil
1/2 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons fruit juice sweetened jam
1 cup pecans
Makes about 25 cookies.