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Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

These healthy thumbprint cookies are gluten free, naturally sweetened, and vegan-friendly!

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This healthy thumbprint cookies recipe is gluten free, naturally sweetened, and vegan-friendly! Almond flour gives these cookies a sweet, nutty flavor. Perfect for Christmas!


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup oat flour OR whole wheat flour (or additional almond flour)
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup jam of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle blade attachment to combine all of the ingredients except the jam until it becomes a cohesive dough, about 1-3 minutes.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop OR a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the dough onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat mat.
  4. Wet your hands just a little bit and roll the dough into balls. Using a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon (tip: re-use the one you used to measure the almond extract!), make a small well in the middle of each cookie.
  5. Fill the wells with about 3/4 teaspoon of jam.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are JUST slightly brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before removing to a cooling sheet to cool completely.
  8. Store the cookies at room temperature for one day, or covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.


These cookies will be good for up to a week when stored in the refrigerator, covered.

Freeze thumbprint cookies for up to 3 months.