Cherry Chai Thumbprints


A whole grain, seedy twist on a classic. These cookies are packed with oats & pepitas (pumpkin seeds) making for a guilt free treat.



- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups old fashioned oats 
-  1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1 jar Cherry Chai Jam


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.

  • Mix in the oats, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) & 1 teaspoon of the Cherry Chai Jam.

  • Place scoops of oatmeal cookie dough 2 inches apart on a greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Use your thumb to make a hollow well in the each cookie.

  • Use a piping bag or a spoon to put a dollop of Cherry Chai Jam in the center of each cookie.

  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies look fully baked and the edges are golden.

Recipe & image by DONA

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