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)


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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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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