If you’re looking for a holiday cookie to share, try these Cashew Butter and Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.
Growing up in Ohio, we always made peanut butter and thumbprint cookies, it was only a matter of time before a simplified these recipes and attempted to make them with a twist using cashew butter instead.
Inspired by the classic peanut butter cookie made with 3 ingredients, egg, sugar, and peanut butter — and a thumbprint cookie. Except, these cookies use cashew butter for a little bit of different flavor, not as overpowering as peanut butter can be.
In addition to the classic peanut butter cookie recipe, we use a little fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg to drive home the holiday flavor. In the center of this healthy thumbprint cookie, is a raspberry jam filling.
You can certainly make the raspberry jam filling homemade, but if you’re looking for some convenience, use your favorite organic raspberry jam. If you’re not a fan of raspberry, swap it out for apricot, strawberry, blackberry, whatever your heart desires!
By the way, if thumbprint cookies aren’t your jam, you can actually make these cookies as is without any filling and they’ll still be delicious.
You can store these Cashew Butter and Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze them individually wrapped in parchment, for one month.
We can thank the cashews for a nice boost of healthy fats. Fats provide our body with a layer of protection, insulating our organs and keeping our core body temperature normal.
Healthy fats help our body digest fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K to keep our brains, cells, hormones, tissues, hair, skin, and nails healthy, and provide the structural component to many cell membranes which are essential for cellular development.
Just 1 cup of raspberries contains 8g of fiber which is almost a third of the fiber most of us need for an entire day.
They’re also lower in sugar than most fruits which can be a great choice for anyone watching their blood sugars like diabetics or simply those on a fat loss plan like many of my clients.
Magnesium is one of the many benefits of nuts, including cashews. It’s a vital mineral in the body as it plays a role in 300 cellular functions including muscle function, protein synthesis, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation.
It’s also been shown to help decrease PMS, and headaches, and it can also help with digestion and reducing constipation.