Fig ‘N’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies

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Serving size 30
Prep Time
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Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup packed dark brown sugar, divided 1 one large egg, separated 1 tsp vanilla extract½ cup whole-wheat flour½ cup all-purpose flour2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds (see Note), divided¼ cup ground flaxseeds (see Note), divided¼ tsp cream of tartar¼ tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp ground nutmeg⅛ tsp salt½ cup fig preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Beat butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until creamy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in another bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter and beat on low until just combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Place the egg white in a small bowl. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup each brown sugar and ground flaxseeds in a shallow dish. Roll slightly rounded teaspoons of dough into balls. Dip one ball at a time into the egg white and then roll in the sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Press your thumb (or index finger) into the middle of each cookie and spoon enough preserves (about 1/4 teaspoon) into the well to fill it.
  5. Bake the cookies in batches until set, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Ingredient Notes: Look for ground flaxseeds (or flax meal) in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or in natural-foods stores. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Turbinado sugar is steam-cleaned raw cane sugar. It’s coarse-grained and light brown in color, with a slight molasses flavor. Find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or at natural-foods stores.

To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Or bake with no preserves and reduce baking time to 12 to 14 minutes; freeze the unfilled cookies for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature before filling with preserves.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 30 Total

  • Calories 128
  • Calories from fat 63
  • Total Fat 7
  • Total Carbohydrates 14
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dessert, Cookie, Diabetic, Healthy, Kid-Friendly, Low Carb, Vegetarian, American, Easy, Baking, Christmas, Picnic, Birthday, Housewarming

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