For the cookies
For the jam
Start by making your jam. You can of course use a no added sugar ready made jam here, but our recipe is so tasty and easy you should definitely give it a go to.
Put the fresh frozen fruit in a pan over a medium heat and watch as your fruit starts to break down. This should happen fairly quickly, but continue to heat until the fruit is really heated through and bubbling away nicely.
At this point you could break the fruit pieces down a bit further with the back of a spoon but this jam will be beautifully chunky with fruit.
Now add the chia seeds and lemon juice and stir till they are fully combined. If you are going to add any sweetener this is the time to do it, so taste and add if necessary but be careful as it will be very hot!
Next you need to remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. You will notice the jam starts to thicken really quickly as the chia seeds work their magic.
Mix the almond, spread, salt and essence gradually together in a bowl. It might take a little while to form but don’t be tempted to add anything else to bind it as the almonds will do their job.
Take a small amount of your dough and roll in your hands to form a ball. Place 15 with enough space between them on a baking tray (you might want to use more than one baking tray here as they do spread a bit).
Now comes the fun part, using your thumb, press down on each one to make an indent in the cookie. Add some of your tasty mixed berry jam to each indent and then pop in the oven for about 11 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly then remove onto a cooling rack and cool fully. There you have it, some delicious jammy summer-filled treats!
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