Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are rich and chocolatey. Fill the thumbprint however you like!
Most nights, I don't think I dream. However, the few times I do, I hardly ever seem to remember what it was I dreamed about. I think I can use one hand to count the number of dreams that I can remember vividly.
One such dream happened a few nights ago; in my dream, I woke up and came to the kitchen to get the coffee brewing - much like I do every morning; when I stopped, shocked to see someone in my kitchen. At first, I wasn't sure I recognized the person - but then - then it became clear that the person in my kitchen was a smiling, younger version of my dad. He was standing at my microwave in a red plaid shirt, reheating his coffee, and smiling.
Maybe it's because we are coming up on the anniversary of his death, that I remembered that dream... or that I even dreamed that dream. Between my mom, sister and I, I am supposed to be the strong one, the one who holds it together and doesn't fall apart, the one who can always manage to put the fact that he isn't suffering anymore, over the fact that he is missed.
But, appearances are sometimes just appearances. I think about my dad often, I miss his gentle spirit, his smiling face, his ability to always look for the good in people and always ask them how they were doing. And, his unwavering love of all things sweet!
So, in honor of his love of dessert after dinner and after lunch, and, sometimes even after breakfast, I made these thumbprint cookies.
Now, these are not as buttery and melt-in-your-mouth as traditional thumbprint cookies, nor do they have "prints" of jam. Heck, I didn't even use my thumb to make the prints (I used a spoon). These are instead gluten free, oat filled, cookies - made with coconut oil instead of butter, and flavored with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate and Saigon cinnamon. I would let my daughter eat these after dinner or after lunch or even after breakfast - actually - these were breakfast this morning!
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