Strawberry Thumbprints

So the strawberry recipes keep coming. Chocolate and strawberry is a tried and tested combination as everyone knows, and I had a feeling that chocolate biscuits studded with strawberries would look rather pretty. These are classic chocolate thumbprints with the addition of a half strawberry on top, rather than the usual dollop of jam. Cooking the strawberry gives the jammy effect I was after. However be warned, since the fruit is fresh, these cookies don’t last too long. Better eat them up fast.

Strawberry Thumbprints (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes about 20

  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 tbsps oat milk
  • 5 tbsps sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • Strawberries, sliced

- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/gas mark 4
- Line a baking sheet with parchment
- In a bowl whisk together the oat milk, oil and sugar.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa, salt and bicarbonate.
- Mix to form a soft dough
- Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, flattening slightly
- Press a thumbprint indentation into the top of each cookie
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Remove from the oven and press a strawberry slice onto the top of each
- Return to the oven and continue cooking for a further 10 minutes
- Cool on a wire rack

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