Quick, easy, delicious and healthy....the perfect cookie? You decide. :) Enjoy everyone!
Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Filling
(makes 2 dozen cookies)
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup white, whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow stone-ground cornmeal, fine grind
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp pure Tahitian vanilla
16 oz best quality (70% cacao) bittersweet chocolate (I use Scharffenberger) chopped
2 tbsp pure Tahitian vanilla
In the bowl of a food processor, add the almond flour, coconut flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, coconut sugar and sea salt and pulse 3-4 times to combine (hint, cover the top of the bowl with a tea towel to avoid flour dust from escaping). Add the egg, olive oil and vanilla and, using the lowest speed, incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry. (the dough will feel a bit sticky)
Transfer the dough to the center of a large sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a disk, wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator. Break off pieces of dough to form 24 balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Using your thumb, gently press the center of each ball to form an indentation. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes on sheets and then transfer cookies to racks allowing to cool completely.
Meanwhile, add the chopped chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Add the vanilla and microwave for 10 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave for an additional 10 seconds and stir. Repeat this process until chocolate is almost melted. (a few lumps are ok). Remove from oven and continue stirring until chocolate is completely smooth.
Using a small spoon, fill each thumbprint with chocolate ganache. Allow to set as chocolate will harden as it cools.
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