These healthy no bake vanilla bean thumbprint cookies are the perfect guilt-free holiday-inspired cookie, perfect for Christmas, holidays, parties and even cookie exchanges! Made with no butter, oil, flour or granulated sugar, these no bake vanilla bean thumbprint cookies are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo, grain free and packed with protein!
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In a large mixing bowl, combine your flours, protein powder, cinnamon and granulated sweetener and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your cashew butter with the brown rice syrup (or maple/agave). Whisk in the vanilla bean extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated. Using a tablespoon, add milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
Using your hands, form into small golf ball sized balls. Place balls on a large, lined plate. Once balls are formed, press a small hole in the center, forming a deep cave. Place thumbprint cookies in the refrigerator to firm up.
While cookies are firming up, make your frosting of choice and if using the protein or coconut butter option, frost immediately. If you use the whipped coconut cream option, only add it before consuming.
* Depending on what brand coconut flour/protein powder you use, you'll need more than a tablespoon. Adjust accordingly. No Bake Vanilla Bean Thumbprint Cookies need to be kept refrigerated,