Almond Jam Dot Cookies

  • ½ cup almonds
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated cane juice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1¼ cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • Fruit preserves or jam (any flavor)

Preheat oven to 350º. In a food processor mince almonds. Add butter and pulse until combined. Add egg, almond and vanilla extracts, and pulse again until combined. Mix dry ingredients together, and then add to the food processor. Pulse until dough forms. Roll dough into two inch balls. Place balls onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Flatten the dough a little and press your finger into the center. Drop a dollop of preserves into the center. Bake 12-15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.