Made with just a five simple ingredients, these Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies are delicious all year long! They are sugar free, low carb, gluten free, vegan and Keto!
This is my favorite time of year. The Christmas music, happy moods and most of all, holiday baking!
Now that I follow a sugar free/gluten free lifestyle I make sure to create treats and desserts that I can still enjoy guilt free.
I love the Keto Butter Cookies, Fudgy Brownies, No Bake Cookie Dough Bars and now these Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies! But I can't forget my good old faithfuls that my friends and family always love like my Red Velvet Cookie Cups, Gluten Free Butter Pecan Cookies, Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies, Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies Peppermint Crunch Cookies and my Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!
Why You Should Make These Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies
The beauty of these cookies is that you can use whatever jelly or jam you would like for the center. You can easily make a homemade one, like my Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Jam, or one you bought from the grocery store.
No one has to know, I certainly won't tell.
I used the Good Good Strawberry Jelly because I liked the ingredients. It is sweetened with erythritol and is very delicious. (No, this is not sponsored by them)
Especially this time of year I am always looking for ways to make life easier and buy this jelly is one of them. But like I said you can easily make your own if you'd like.
These delicious almond flour thumbprint cookies are so simple to make, allergy friendly and delicious. They are perfect for cookie exchanges and make the perfect holiday gifts!
This really is such a simple recipe. Although they look so pretty and fancy, only you and I have to know just how easy they are to make.
- Almond Flour - I use the super fine almond flour in all of my baked goods because it lends the lightest, ideal texture, especially in gluten free desserts.
- Monk fruit - I used the liquid form of Monk Fruit for this recipe. You can also substitute with the sugar free alternative of your choice.
- Coconut Oil - I use refined coconut oil which has very little coconut taste (Yes, I know it's not a popular opinion but I don't like the taste of coconut!) The only issue is that refined coconut oil has less antioxidants and vitamins than the virgin coconut oil (as well as a higher smoke points which is good to remember for baked goods) so if you like the taste of coconut, then you can easily use virgin coconut oil.
- Vanilla extract - I use pure vanilla extract which doesn’t contain any artificial flavors or additives, it’s just pure vanilla made from alcohol. I use this one.
- Sugar free strawberry jelly - I love to use this recipe for Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Jam and I used strawberries instead.
I am not sure if you realized but these cookies don't use any eggs. Many of you complain about how many eggs are used in keto recipes so these are just the opposite!
How To Make These Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies
In a medium bowl whisk coconut oil, vanilla extract, and liquid Monk fruit. Add almond flour and salt, mix well until the mixture forms a soft dough consistency.
Roll dough into 12 balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
I used the back of a ½ teaspoon measuring spoon to create the space for the jam, but you can easily go old school and use your thumb too. I just wanted them to look perfect for my pictures.
Fill that little space you created wit a ½ teaspoon of jam.
Bake for 15 minutes until edges are golden brown and enjoy!
Aren't they so pretty? And insanely festive for the holidays...even Valentine's Day! With their gorgeous presentation I am definitely giving these out as gifts.
Wouldn't you love it if someone gave you these as a holiday gift? I know I would!
Recipe FAQ's and Expert Tips
If you use cooking or baking spray to grease the baking sheet it will get too greasy and the cookies will spread. I always use parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent that from happening.
Yes, I freeze these all time! I bake them completely (with the strawberry jam in them) and then I allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. Place them in an airtight container and freeze up to 3 months.
Absolutely. Get creative, you can fill with melted sugar free chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, whatever you would like!
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Almond Flour Strawberry Thumbprint Cookie
- 2 cups super fine almond flour
- ¼ cup Liquid Monk Fruit sweetener, or sweetner of choice
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup sugar free strawberry jelly
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a medium bowl whisk coconut oil, vanilla extract, and liquid Monk fruit.
- Add almond flour and salt, mix well until the mixture forms a soft dough consistency.
- Roll dough into 12 balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Using your thumb or the back of ½ teaspoon measuring spoon, press in the center of each cookie to make space for the jam. Pinch together any large cracks around the sides of each cookie. Fill that space with ½ teaspoon of jam.
- Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until they get brownish in the edges. Once they are done and the edges are golden brown, the cookies will be soft. Don’t remove them from the baking sheet for a few minutes until they cool off.
- Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7 – 10 days, they will get soft with time. To freeze, let cool and store in freezer-safe containers with parchment paper between each layer, will keep for to 2 months.