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Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam | Vegan

by Capri Lilly

These gluten-free thumbprint cookies with Raspberry Jam come together in less than 20 minutes! They are moist, fluffy, delicious, and filled with homemade raspberry jam. (Vegan, Gluten-Free, & Refined Sugar-Free)

This post has been sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All thoughts and opinions are my own
almond flour thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and bag of blue diamond almond flour gluten free

On the weekends I like to relax, spend time with my loved ones, read a good book, and bake. I especially love it when the holiday season rolls around, because I like to bake special desserts and share it with my family and friends as gifts!

My most recent baking session: Gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam.

I love how easily these thumbprint cookies come together! They only require 6 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make! 

I use Blue Diamond Almond Flour to make these fluffy, delicious thumbprint cookies. It’s made from the best almonds and finely sifted, which means you get high-quality flour that makes it easier to make incredible desserts! You can find Blue Diamond Almond Flour at your local Albertsons Company of Stores and learn more here. 

photo of vons mobile app pictured with thumbprint cookies and blue diamond almond flour package

I grab my phone, open the Vons mobile app, and fill my cart with the groceries I need! I love using the Vons phone app because I can browse their grocery list from the comfort of my couch and then have the groceries delivered straight to my door!

 

These Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies are moist, delicious, perfectly sweetened, have a subtle lemon flavor, and are filled with a tangy {homemade} raspberry jam!  

close up of almond flour thumbprint cookies

What you need for this recipe:

ingredients to make thumbprint cookies. gluten free blue diamond almond flour, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon, vegan butter, whisk

Almond Flour

I like to use Blue Diamond Almond Flour. I can bake with confidence when I use their almond flour because the results are always spectacular: moist, fluffy, amazing desserts. 

Butter

I use Earth Balance Butter to keep these delicious cookies vegan. You can use regular butter instead if you would like.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is used to give the thumbprint cookies the perfect amount of sweetness while keeping them refined sugar-free. 

Vanilla Extract

You’ll need just a teaspoon of vanilla extract to get that warm vanilla flavor. 

Lemon

The zest and juice from one lemon are all that is needed to give a light, subtle lemon flavor to the cookies.

Jam

I use a homemade jam for the thumbprint filing. It’s super easy to make homemade jam and my jam recipe takes less than 20 minutes! You can try my homemade Raspberry Chia Seed Jam, my Superfood Blueberry Chia Seed Jam, or simply use your favorite jam! 

thumbprint cookies before oven with Blue Diamond Flour in background

How to Make Thumbprint Cookies:

Combine the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Remember when measuring the flour, do not insert the measuring cup into the bag of flour. Instead, use a spoon and scoop out the flour into the measuring cup to have a more accurate measurement.

ingredients combined to make dough for thumbprint cookies

Scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place each ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

gluten free thumbprint cookies rolled into balls for baking

Make a small indentation in the middle of each cookie using your thumb or the back of a teaspoon.

thumbprint cookies before baking

Fill the cookies with your favorite jam. Transfer the cookies into a preheated oven of 350°F and bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly golden.

jam filled almond flour thumbprint cookies

Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Enjoy!

close up of raspberry jam filled thumbprint cookies

How to Store Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Store your thumbprint cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days or store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Vegan Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam

I hope you enjoy these Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam!

If you make them, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share it with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

close up of almond flour thumbprint cookies
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5 from 10 votes

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam | Vegan

These gluten-free thumbprint cookies with Raspberry Jam come together in less than 20 minutes! They are moist, fluffy, delicious, and filled with homemade raspberry jam. (Vegan, Gluten-Free, & Refined Sugar-Free)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free Dessert, Vegan
Keyword: gluten-free, good food baddie, goodfoodbaddie, jam, lemon, refined sugar free, thumbprint cookies, vegan
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Blue Diamond Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry Jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Remember when measuring the flour, do not insert the measuring cup into the bag of flour. Instead, use a spoon and scoop out the flour into the measuring cup to have a more accurate measurement.
  • Scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place each ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Make a small indentation in the middle of each cookie using your thumb or the back of a teaspoon.
  • Fill the cookies with your favorite jam. Transfer the cookies into a preheated oven of 350°F and bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Substitute regular butter for a non-vegan option 
  • Fill with your favorite jam! You can make your own using my Raspberry Jam Recipe or Superfood Blueberry Jam Recipe

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16 comments

Barry J. November 14, 2020 - 10:23 pm

5 stars
This was my first time making thumbprint cookies and I’m shocked at how easy they came together. Happy that I have a great recipe to come back to so I can make these at home from now on. Thanks!

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Capri Lilly November 18, 2020 - 3:15 am

I am glad you found them easy to make!! And happy you liked the recipe!

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Renia November 14, 2020 - 11:30 pm

5 stars
Yes please!!! These cookies look so yummy. I can’t wait to make these and add my favorite fig & honey jam

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Capri Lilly November 18, 2020 - 3:14 am

That sounds delicious! Definitely keep me posted on how it goes!

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Marta November 16, 2020 - 3:19 am

5 stars
I love thumbprint cookies, but would never in a million years think a gluten free version was something to get excited about. Boy, was I wrong! These were so fantastic and vegan buttery!

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Crystal DaCruz November 16, 2020 - 5:10 am

5 stars
This recipe brought me straight back to my childhood when my mom used to bake with us after school. I always said I would make these with my kids. Now I can use your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Capri Lilly November 18, 2020 - 3:13 am

Sounds like a sweet memory! I am glad you like the recipe!

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Robin November 16, 2020 - 7:07 am

5 stars
I always loved thumbprint cookies as a kid, so now that I’m gluten intolerant I was ecstatic to find a recipe for them that I can enjoy.

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Capri Lilly November 18, 2020 - 3:13 am

Same! These were my favorite growing up so I was happy to recreate a gluten-free version!

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Eric & Shanna Jones November 16, 2020 - 5:22 pm

5 stars
We really enjoyed the flavors of these cookies and they were so fluffy and light. The homemade raspberry jam brought it all home!

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Chenée Lewis November 17, 2020 - 2:48 am

5 stars
These were such a delicious treat this weekend! I can’t wait to make them again with your blueberry chia seed jam!

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Capri Lilly November 18, 2020 - 3:12 am

Hi Chenee! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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Tamara November 18, 2020 - 12:36 pm

5 stars
I was so excited with the simplicity of this recipe, and even more excited with how delicious the cookies turned out! A simple list of ingredients created such a flavorful and delicious cookie!

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Capri Lilly November 20, 2020 - 2:55 am

That’s great to hear! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂

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Jazz November 18, 2020 - 7:03 pm

5 stars
I had never baked with almond flour before but you made it look so easy, I had to try. Will be making these cookies again for Christmas!

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Britney Brown November 18, 2020 - 8:46 pm

5 stars
We loved this recipe! I decided to use salted butter and the cookies came out so good! Then with the raspberry jam, these were absolute perfection!

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