fruity thumb print cookies

These cookies might be a bit nostalgic for all the parents out there so you'll love making them as much as the kids do!
Fruity Cookies

These cookies might be a bit nostalgic for all the parents out there so you’ll love making them as much as the kids do. They contain less sugar than traditional ones and make a great snack for afternoon tea, lunchboxes or somethign sweet with dinner. Make them any flavour you like by using up soft fruits from the fruit bowl, frozen, canned or fresh fruits to mix up flavours!

Makes: 12
Prep: 40 mins Cook: 15 mins


  • 1½ cups plain wholemeal flour
  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (cookies) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (jam)
  • ½ cup fruit of your choice (fresh, frozen or canned. Pictured is fresh apricot and frozen raspberries)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In large bowl mix flour, sugar and baking powder
  3. Melt coconut oil (in microwave or on cook top)
  4. Make a well in flour mix and put in oil, eggs and vanilla
  5. Using a fork beat eggs and combine flour
  6. Combine to form dough (it might be easier to use a wooden spoon or your hands), dough will be thick like a pastry
  7. Place dough in fridge for 30 mins
  8. In meantime, make filling by dicing fruit and mixing with chia seeds and extra vanilla (if using frozen, defrost fruit first)
  9. Take dough out of fridge
  10. Roll into 12 balls
  11. Place on baking tray and press each with your thumb
  12. Fill with filling (you may have leftover filling, this is great on bread or yoghurt)
  13. Bake for 15 minutes


A great recipe for special occasions such as Christmas or coloured themed parties. You could make red and green fillings by using strawberries and kiwi fruit or stewed green apple skins.


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