Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

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

Gluten free thumbprint cookies on a plate.Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

These Gluten Free Thumbprint cookies are the cutest little cookie! A perfectly textured thumbprint cookie filled with your choice of a sweet jam or Nutella middle. What we really love about this recipe is that it is truly easy to make. We simplified the steps needed to make this cookie by using just 1-bowl and a sturdy spoon to mix the dough all together. Which means you can have fresh, hot cookies on your table quickly. They don’t need to be chilled (but can be if you want to make the dough ahead of time) and don’t dirty up a lot of dishes. This is also a great recipe to make with the kids!

Here’s what you need to make them:

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Butter
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Jam (homemade or store-bought)
  • Nutella (homemade or store-bought)

Making a thumbprint in cookie dough.

Filling the Thumbprint Cookies

We’ve filled these cookies with a chocolate hazelnut spread (that can either be homemade or store-bought) and strawberry jam (again, homemade or store-bought). But let your imagination run wild and use whatever you’d like to make these thumbprint cookies. It could be fun to switch it up and fill it with a sweetened almond butter, pumpkin butter or even fill it with marshmallow cream before it is set up to make marshmallow thumbprint cookies! We can’t wait to see you’re creations.

Tips for Making Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Make sure your butter is fully softened. This recipe requires the butter to be room temperature because it is mixed in with the dough as is, as opposed to creaming it or melting it. Room temperature butter can easily be mixed into this almond flour dough, with no chunks of butter remaining.
  2. Use a study spoon and a bit of muscle.We use a bit of an unusual method of making this dough: all the ingredients are simply mixed together in a bowl until the dough has come together. It’s easiest to achieve smooth dough if you use a sturdy spoon, such as metal or wooden, and really mix up the dough well. At some point while you are making the dough you are going to feel like it won’t ever come together–but keep mixing: it will.
  3. Double indents! You’ll need to make an indent before the cookie is baked, and after. The cookies puff and spread slightly when baking, so when they come out of the oven, carefully use a teaspoon sized measuring spoon and press gently in the well to reform it.

Gluten free thumbprint cookies filled with Nutella and jam.

Storing Gluten Free Dough and Baked Cookies

The cookie dough can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. The dough can be frozen if desired, but portion them out and make the indentation before freezing.

As with any of our gluten-free cookie recipes, these are best eaten on the first or second day they are made. On day 1, the outside is crisp in the middle is soft and chewy. The cookies can be stored in a bag or container at room temperature for up to 2 days, but they soften as time goes on.

Gluten free thumbprint cookie recipe.

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Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
Yields 12
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Dry ingredients
  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1 tbsp coconut flour
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. Dash sea salt
Wet Ingredients
  1. 4 tbsp grass-fed butter
  2. 3 tbsp raw honey
Other
  1. Nutella recipe here
  2. Coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl combine dry ingredients minus the chocolate chips
  3. Add in wet and mix well (use your hands or a stand mixer to get the butter mixed in well)
  4. Line a baking sheet with your baking liner or parchment paper
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the sheet and press your thumb slightly into each center*
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked through
  7. Remove (you may want to press your thumb in slightly again), and place 1 tsp nutella into the center of each cookie**
  8. Drizzle with sea salt and let cool before removing from the baking sheet and serving***
Notes
  1. *If the dough is a bit sticky, wet your hands slightly to help form the cookies
  2. **You can sub melted chocolate
  3. ***If you want the nutella to harden quickly, transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator
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Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

This 4-Ingredient Easy Blueberry Jam is thickened with chia seeds, lightly sweetened, and seriously delicious! It’s kid-approved and Paleo friendly.

Blueberry jam with chia seeds in a jarEasy Blueberry Jam Recipe

This month we’re celebrating Summer fun, and what better than to celebrate with a healthy kid-friendly chia seed jam that can be topped or spread on everything! Ice cream, crepes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, toast, or even have a spoonful plain! Blueberries are a superfood that I simply cannot get enough of. When they are back in season I stock up weekly and when they’re just about to go out of season, I freeze a bunch for smoothies and muffins!

Say goodbye to store-bought jam loaded with preservatives and sugars. This jam is free of refined sugars and such a fabulous healthy alternative to traditional jam. You are going to be amazed at just how quickly it comes together and how thick it gets! I give the credit to the chia seeds, a super healthy seed used as the thickener!

Ingredients Needed For Blueberry Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons  honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

blueberry chia jam

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

Can you make jam without pectin?

Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.

how to make blueberry jam

How long will this Blueberry Jam last?

Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

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Easy Blueberry Jam

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:20 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions

  • 1. Coat blueberries with raw honey
  • 2. Transfer coated blueberries to a pot and add lemon juice
  • 3. Heat over medium/low heat until blueberries are soft and bubbling (5 minutes)
  • 4. Lightly smash blueberries and reduce heat slightly
  • 5. Add in chia seeds and mix to combine
  • 6. Bring heat back to medium/low and let bubble (but not burn) until jam thickens (another 5 or so minutes)
  • 7. Turn heat off and let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to jars
  • 8. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks
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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Paleo & Vegan)

This Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect jam made with no pectin! It’s healthy, easy to prepare, kid-friendly, and so delicious. It’s also vegan and paleo friendly!

healthy chia seed jamStrawberry Chia Jam

This healthy Strawberry Chia Jam is made quickly with only 4 ingredients on the stove. No special ingredients or steps are needed to thicken this healthy jam because chia seeds are added in! Chia seeds absorb liquid to help create the right consistency to make this jam thicken up, plus they’re a nutrient powerhouse! Chia seeds are rich and fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids and are readily available in all grocery stores. Now you can make a delicious strawberry jam super quick anytime, perfect for your morning toast, over oatmeal or in your next PB & J sandwich!

Ingredients Needed for this Healthy Jam

  • Strawberries
  • Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Chia Seeds

chia seed jam in a pot made from strawberries

Are Chia Seeds Paleo?

Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

Can you make jam without pectin?

Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.

What should I do with this healthy jam?

Spoon in healthy strawberry chia jam

How long will this Strawberry Chia Jam last?

Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

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Strawberry Chia Jam

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 00:25 Yields 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 cups organic strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

    Directions

    1. In a pot add strawberries, sweetener and lemon juice. Let sit for a 5 minutes to macerate.
    2. Turn on heat to medium and let the mixture come to a simmer, gently mash down the berries. Let cook on a simmer for about 5 minutes.
    3. Add chia seeds, stir and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking.
    4. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week. 
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