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Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies


These gluten-free thumbprint cookies are moist, soft, and buttery. The jam-filled treats are perfect on any day to satisfy the craving without a crash. You will only need 6 ingredients to make them!

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Recipe Features

  • These almond flour thumbprint cookies are naturally gluten-free
  • They are made with only a few wholesome ingredients
  • This recipe uses unrefined coconut sugar instead of white sugar

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make cookies: packages with flour, butter, one egg and jar with jam

How to Make Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Step 1. Gather the ingredients—Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. In a small saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Whisk eggs in the small bowl. In the large mixing bowl add dry ingredients, mix to combine.

mixing bowl with flour, sugar and the small saucepan with melted butter plus small dish with whisked egg

Step 2. Combine everything. In the large mixing bowl, add butter, whisked eggs, mix well.

glass mixing bowl with cookie batter and stainless steel scoop

Step 3. Start making cookies. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Use cookie dough scoop or large tablespoon to scoop 20 evenly shaped balls. Roll in the palm of your hands, lay on the baking pan, press with your thumb to make a “nest” shape.

unbaked cookies inside the baking pan lined with unbleached parchment paper

Step 4. Fill each cookie with jam—approximately 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of jam in each cookie.

unbaked cookies filled with jam inside baking sheet pan

Step 5. Bake for 12 minutes till slightly golden. Let it cool before storing.

cookies with colorful jam displayed on the white serving plate

Recipe Tips

  • Use “thick” jam variety, not the runny kind.
  • Use a cookie scoop to help with the shape of the cookies and keep them all same size.
  • Bake till slightly golden.
  • Cookies will still be soft, let it cool before eating so cookies can harden and hold the shape.
  • Use parchment paper for easier clean-up.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • To make these cookies completely refined-sugar-free, use jam sweetened with fruit juice.
  • Cookies variations: try making them with different jam varieties, add some hemp hearts or chia seeds in a jam for a nutty texture. Add some spices to the cookie dough: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cacao powder for a chocolate flavor.
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Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Natalia-Flavorful Home
These gluten-free thumbprint cookies are moist, soft, and buttery. The jam-filled treats are perfect on any day to satisfy the craving without a crash.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour 
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 9 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 2 large egg room temperature
  • 20 tsp jam sweetened with fruit juice

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients—Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
  • Prep butter and egg. In a small saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
  • Mix everything. In the large mixing bowl, add coconut flour, almond flour, sugar. Mix dry ingredients. Add butter, combine. Add the egg, mix well.
  • Start making cookies. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Since these are gluten-free, the texture will be more crumbly. Use cookie dough scoop or large tablespoon to scoop 12 evenly-shaped balls. Press in your hands to keep them tight and make a “nest” shape in each cookie with a thumb. Arrange on the baking sheet and fill with jam—approximately 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of jam in each cookie.
  • Bake for 12 minutes till slightly golden. Let it cool.

Notes

This recipe makes 20 thumbprint cookies.
Use “thick” jam variety, not the runny kind.
Use a cookie scoop to help with the shape of the cookies and keep them all the same size.
Bake till slightly golden.
Cookies will still be soft, let them cool before eating so cookies can harden and hold the shape.
Use parchment paper for easier clean-up.
Store in an air-tight container.
To make these cookies completely refined-sugar-free, use jam sweetened with fruit juice.
Cookies variations: try making them with different jam varieties, add some hemp hearts or chia seeds in a jam for a nutty texture. Add some spices to the cookie dough: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cacao powder for a chocolate flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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