Toasted Tigernut Thumbprint Cookies

Nov 5, 2020all recipes, dessert, Drobtinka Series, snack

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I might have been thinking about cookies a little too much. I also might have baked a bunch of cookies lately and created a recipe or three. All classic, but these toasted tigernut thumbprint cookies go beyond all classics only to become a new classic.

Can’t help it, I love cookies. I think I like them the most. If filled with some cream I will finish them in a blink of an eye. Funny enough, I don’t bake them too often. Might be because I haven’t had a proper oven for a big part of my student life. I recently moved, we got a brand new kitchen AND a new oven. We are not moving too soon and this only means one thing: BAKING.

Tigernuts take over

There is a brand in Slovenia called Drobtinka. It was they who presented tigernuts to the Slovenian market. It was they who brought tigernuts into my kitchen. Their granola and other tiger nut products are insane – like the tigernut spread, I am using in this recipe. What I love about these nuts (that are not even real nuts) is that they are naturally sweet and have a coconut taste with some almond along the lines. It’s gorgeous.

Once we started working together they sent me some of their products, amongst which there were pure tiger nut flour and whole tiger nuts. I tried soaking them once and I still cannot believe how tasty soaked tiger nuts are! You need to try, they feel like little explosions in your mouth.

Creating toasted tigernut thumbprint cookies

It took me some time to think of the things I can create with tiger nuts in different forms – flour, nuts, soaked, chopped …

I’ve created toasted tigernut thumbprint cookies from scratch and they came out perfect. What I find wonderful about tiger nuts is that they are super delicious and you want to keep eating them, but you can’t because they are so filling! So are these cookies. You might think you’ll eat a whole batch after the first one, but after the third one, you’ll start rethinking your words.

I love them because:

  • tiger nuts bring in some sweetness so there’s no need for too much sugar
  • they look super cute
  • the ‘nuts’ get a toasty taste while baking
  • they are delicious yet filling
  • cookies can be a healthy snack too and these prove it right

Now – let’s not lose any more time, head to baking, and let me know how you like them!


Tiger Nut Thumbprint Cookies

Are your cookies gone almost right after they're baked? Good news: toasted tiger nut thumbprint cookies are so filling they will last. Pinky promise.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 25 cookies


  • 100 g tiger nut flour
  • 100 g wholemeal flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar or 3 tsp
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 100 g coconut oil cold
  • 3 tbsp plant milk
  • tiger nut spread for filling


  • Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Whisk well.
  • Cut cold coconut oil into small pieces and add them to the dry ingredients.
  • Knead with your hands until you get a crumbly texture. Add plant milk and knead so you get a soft and smooth ball of dough. If necessary, you can add more milk.
  • Line your baking tray with parchment paper. Take some dough in your hands and create a small ball the size of a walnut. Put it on the baking tray. Using your index finger, press a hole on the top of the little ball. Do the same with the remaining dough, creating about 25 balls with little holes on top.
  • Before you bake cookies, add a drop of tiger nut spread to each hole. You might have to bake the cookies in two parts.
  • Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes or until slightly golden on top. They will harden as they cool down.
Keyword thumbprint cookies, tiger nut, tiger nut spread, tigernut, vegan cookies, vegan thumbprint cookies




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