Thursday, August 15, 2013

Just Six Jam Cookies

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? We've had to be pretty strict with our grocery budget lately, so the day before payday is often quite... creative. Yesterday I found myself hungry after getting back from the gym, but I didn't have any quick snacks available. Cookies were inevitable, but I didn't have my normal cookie ingredients.

I did, however, have some teff flour my mom gave me last time I was at home, and some plum jam my grandma made recently. Thus, jam cookies were inevitable. The teff flour gives these a rich brown color and hearty base, and the jam lends some end-of-summer sweetness to each bite.

Worth noting: I've been making lots of small batches of cookies lately. If you do try to multiply the recipe by 4 for a larger crowd, let me know how it works!

Jam Cookies
makes just 6 cookies

1/2 cup teff flour
1 Tbs powdered sugar
2 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

2 Tbs coconut oil, melted
1 Tbs ground flax + 3 Tbs water
1 Tbs milk of choice

roughly 1/4 cup fruit jam or jelly of choice

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper or prepare with cooking spray.

2.) Mix the flax and water together and set aside for several minutes to gel into a "flax egg."

3.) In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking soda, and salt.

4.) Add the coconut oil, flax egg, and milk. Stir well.

5.) Form into six balls of dough and place on cookie sheet. Indent each ball of dough and fill with approximately 1 tsp jam.

6.) Bake for 9-11 minutes and allow to cool before removing from pan.


  1. Hey Therese, I followed this recipe except I used Oat flour and grapeseed oil. FANTASTIC cookies. You are very talented in creating these recipes.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us !

    1. Thanks for trying them! I'm glad to hear they're easy to modify, too.