Make this: Fresh City’s spelt and coconut sugar thumbprint cookies

Spread holiday cheer with this simple thumbprint cookie recipe, made with ingredients from Fresh City, your one-stop-shop for quality groceries.

Makes 35

Preparation time 25 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

One good thing to come out of this year has been the collective shift towards more local options, especially when it comes to our food. Between all of the changing restrictions, it might seem difficult to find quality groceries, but it doesn’t have to be. With eight locations across the city and delivery available seven days a week, Fresh City is your one-stop-shop for meticulously-sourced, sustainable and organic groceries.

Supporting local farmers, makers and suppliers is all part of Fresh City’s mandate. Their team spends countless hours tasting, testing and selecting products, so you can rest assured that you’re not just getting any local food items, but the best our region has to offer.

In addition to grocery items, Fresh City also carries ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat meals for those lazy weeknights when you still want to enjoy quality cooking.

At Fresh City, you’ll find everything you need to stock up your kitchen this holiday season with local, organic and sustainable groceries (including a meticulously curated selection of local beer and Ontario VQA wine!).

Fresh City ingredients

Use these ingredients from Fresh City in your favourite recipes.

Fresh City’s spelt and coconut sugar thumbprint cookies | Mabel's Peach Jam

Mabel's Peach Jam

Mabel’s Peach Jam

Mabel’s only uses the highest quality ingredients to make their home-style baked goods, prepared foods and preserves. Try this peach jam, made with fresh Niagara peaches.

Mabel’s Raspberry Jam

Made with organic raspberries, this jam is another tasty treat from Mabel’s that works well as a spread, or for sweetening up your favourite baking recipes, like these sugar cookies.

Fresh City’s spelt and coconut sugar thumbprint cookies recipe | Fresh City Coconut Palm Sugar

Fresh City Coconut Palm Sugar

Spelt Flour

To reduce waste and minimize the use of plastic, Fresh City packages a number of products in glass jars, like this spelt flour. After you’ve used it up, return the jar to the store to be sanitized and reused.

Coconut Palm sugar

Made from the sap of the coconut palm tree, this low glycemic sweetener is surprisingly rich in nutrients. Use it as a replacement for white, brown or refined sugar in your favourite recipes.

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Fresh City’s spelt and coconut sugar thumbprint cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ¼ tsp salt Mabel’s Raspberry Jam, Mabel’s Peach Jam or dark chocolate (melted) to fill each cookie


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using electric beaters), beat together butter, cane sugar, coconut sugar and vanilla extract until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. With mixer on medium-low, beat in all-purpose flour, spelt flour and salt until just combined.
  3. Scoop out mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, and roll into balls. Arrange about 1-inch apart on rimmed, parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Using the tip of your thumb, create a deep well into the centre of each ball of dough, pinching any cracks that form around the well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  6. Refrigerate the dough until firm, about 15 minutes.
  7. Bake in the oven until light golden on the bottom and no longer shiny, about 12 minutes.
  8. While the cookies are still warm, and using the bottom of a 1 tablespoon measure, gently press down the centre of each cookie to re-form the well (it will have puffed up during baking).
  9. Remove to a cooling rack; let cool.
  10. Right before serving, fill each cookie with a generous dollop of Mabel’s Raspberry Jam, Mabel’s Peach Jam or melted chocolate.