Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

With a sweet little center filled with either jam or Nutella, These Gluten Free Thumbprint cookies are a must make. These gluten free cookies have a crispy exterior but a chewy middle, are easy-to-prepare and perfect year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl and they are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Yields about 16
Cuisine Gluten-free
Cook Time 12 minutes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 27 minutes
Author: [get-the-author]



  1. Preheat the oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and pinch of salt in a bowl. 
  3. Add in butter, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Mix the dough all together, using a sturdy spoon, until fully combined with no visible butter remaining.
  4. Roll dough into balls about 1 tablespoons in size and place on baking sheet about 1-½” apart. Make an indentation with your thumb in the middle. If any cracks appear you can smooth them over with your finger.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and using a teaspoon measuring spoon press down into the indentations to re-form the well. Let cool.
  6. Meanwhile, heat nutella and or jam briefly in a small pot or in the microwave. Spoon the jam and or nutella into the wells of the cookies. Let set up before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. This dough could also be made in an electric stand mixer, following the same process as mixing it by hand.
  2. If you find the dough difficult to work with, place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before rolling cookie dough balls.
  3. Cookie dough can be made up to 3 days ahead. Fully baked cookies can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored at room temperature.
  4. This recipe was originally published in 2014 and republished with an updated recipes and photos in 2020.


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