The cookies pictured here are Blueberry Jam Dot. But feel free to use your favorite jam flavor—raspberry, strawberry, apricot, and orange marmalade are all great choices. Also, you can replace the pecans with walnuts if you desire. And, if you purchase Gluten-Free rolled oats the cookies can be made for someone with Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance). I like to package these for the holidays in clear Cello bags—which can be purchased at a party store. Then I either tie them with ribbon, or seal them with a sticky label that has the ingredients or recipe printed on it. You can also use festive holiday tins for packaging. Make a lot, as they’ll get gobbled up fast!
Carol’s Holiday Jam Dot Cookies
• 1 ½ cup pecans
• 2 cups rolled oats
• pinch sea salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/3 cup unrefined, cold pressed oil, such as extra virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
To a food processor or blender add the pecans, oats, salt, and cinnamon. Pulse until crumbly. Pour in the oil, agave or maple, and extracts. Pulse until batter is combined.
Shape into tablespoon balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Wet a t1/4 teaspoon and make indentations on the top of each cookie.
Fill each cookie indentation with your favorite jam.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Makes 24 cookies.
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