Copycat Trader Joe’s Thumbprint Cookies ❣️ Paleo, Healthy and Minimal ingredients 👊☕️ We got the similar ones from @traderjoes last time and my god – sooo many weird ingredients 😞 We love these bite sized cookies on the go or for weekday snacks. So I decided to create the healthy paleo & gluten free version with minimal + cleanest ingredients. Recipe video linked here.

👊Almond Flour

👊Coconut Oil

👊Maple Syrup

👊Cardamom Powder

👊Sea Salt

👊Vanilla Extract

🍫 Chocolate or any berry Jam for topping. I used chocolate in my recipe.

INGREDIENTS – (makes about 14 bite sized cookies)

  • 1 cup almond flour (I buy from Costco)
  • 2-3 tbsps coconut oil (soft, at room temperature)
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup organic maple syrup
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 70% dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven at 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix it thoroughly with hand (make sure your hand is clean or else use a silicone spatula)
  • Use a kitchen weight to and scoop approx 20 gm dough or use a 1 tbsps scooper or best use your judgement 😅
  • Roll into balls, and use your thumb to press an indentation into each cookie ball
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Then top off each cookie with 3-4 chocolate chips (if you are use a fruit jam now is the time to add 1/4 – 1/2 tbsp of jam) and bake for another 3 minutes.
  • Spread the chocolate with back of the spoon and then freeze for 15mins for chocolate to harden.
  • Serve as is or with coffee ☕️ 
  • Bon Appetit 🎉🎉

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Few months ago while road tripping – we stopped at Lucky Supermarkets and picked up some fudge and let me tell ya – IT WAS FULL OF SHIT. I was determined to make the healthy version. So here it is – its #glutenfree#refinedsugarfree#vegan and #paleofriendly. Sharing the recipe below.


  • 1 cup partially melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup clean peanut butter (no chemicals/sugar)
  • 1 cup sifted 100% Hershey’s cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup almond powder
  • 1/2 cup or less maple syrup (tweak per your sweetness level)

For marble design on top – 

  • 4 tbsps peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 


  • Keep the bread loaf pan ready and lined with parchment paper. 
  • In a bowl, add coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, cardamom powder and almond powder. Stir slowly to combine. Keep it aside. 
  • In another bowl – add 4 tbsps peanut butter and 1 tbsps coconut oil – warm them together in microwave for 15-20 seconds. 
  • Now – add the chocolate batter in the bread load pan. Add dollops of peanut butter- coconut oil mix on top of the chocolate batter a little apart from each other. 
  • Use back of the spoon to create an abstract design. 
  • Freeze them for 1.5 – 2 hours, chop in squares/small cubes and fall in 🧡🧡 with the fudge.

Bon Appetit ma chère – Happy Friday 🎉 

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