Happy National Cookie Day!
Cookies have always been an important part of our family’s holiday traditions. I don’t remember helping out in the kitchen as a young child, but I have a lot of fond memories of making Crinkle Cookies with my dad each year to put out for Santa.
I don’t make cookies often these days, as I’ve found having cookies at home results in me eating far too many! But during the holidays, when I have others to share with, I dust off my cookie tray and get baking. Check out my go-to recipe for Jam Print Cookies below.
Enjoy your cookies, and remember to share with friends and family! To quote Cookie Monster (who I’m sure would love these Jam Print Cookies): “Speak softly and carry big cookie. Big enough to share with a good friend.”
Jam Print Cookies
- 1-1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ c crushed walnuts (or sub hemp seeds for a nut-free version)
- 3 T sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- ¼ t cinnamon
- ¼ t salt
- ¼ c pure maple syrup
- 2 T brown rice syrup
- 1 t vanilla extract
- ¼ t almond extract
- ¼ c canola oil
- 3-4 T Blue Owl Preserves Low Sugar Jam (whichever flavor you are feeling!)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine flour, walnuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine syrups. Add extracts and oil, stirring to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just well mixed.
- Spoon batter onto baking sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each cookie and fill with a small spoonful of jam.
- Bake for 14 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges. Let cook for 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
Did you try this recipe? Send us a pic on Instagram @blueowlpreserves!SHOP FOR JAM
We wrapped out our holiday event schedule this past weekend, but you can still pick up a jar of jam at several Colorado location, including:
- Garden of the Gods Market – Garden of the Gods Market offers a variety of Colorado food and beverage products, a drool-inducing case bursting with freshly made baked goods, and delicious meals-to-go (I recommend the Lasagna!). 410 South 26th St, Colorado Springs
- Crafted Colorado Handmade Market – This holiday pop-up market now has a permanent home! This is the only retail location which stocks all of my flavors plus gift sets. With a wide selection of locally produced artisan products, including bath products, unique jewelry, home décor and clothes, you’ll be able to check plenty of items off your holiday shopping list. 327 North Tejon St, Colorado Springs
- Heartshake Studio – The newest retail outlet to carry Blue Owl Preserves, this adorable shop just opened in Old Colorado City, with a curated selection of gifts and home décor, as well as owner Julia’s own art, handcrafted goods and vintage wares. Be sure to check out her amazing collection of greeting cards! 2627 West Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs
- Farmgirl Goods – Farmgirl Goods is located in The Emporium, an indoor mall featuring over 50 local merchants in a unique shopping setting. Follow Farmgirl Foods on social media for updates on tasting events, where you can try locally made food products before buying. 200 Perry St, Castle Rock
- Mountain Avenue Market – Formerly the Fort Collins Food Co-Op, Mountain Ave Market is a unique neighborhood grocery store, serving member-owners. I recommend stopping by during the Downtown Foodie Walk, which takes place on the third Friday of the month. 250 East Mountain Ave, Fort Collins
Be sure to visit my website for a full list of retail locations or to place an online order. And remember to Shop Local this holiday season. J