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The tastiest and easiest Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies that you will ever make. Made with only 5 ingredients plus your favourite jam, these are sure to be a winner!

A plate of gluten free thumbprint cookies.

I was recently asked whether I had a gluten free version of jam drops (or thumbprint cookies) that I could share.  I didn’t, so I started to test out a recipe based on previous gluten free cookie recipes that I had previously made.

The result was a winner so I am really happy to be adding these yummy treats to my biscuit and cookie recipe collection. They are no on regular rotation with my Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE

Intolerance & Allergy Friendly – suitable for people with gluten, dairy, and egg intolerances.

Easy to Make – this recipe involves several simple steps and less than 30 minutes to prepare and make

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health food store, food market or on-line.

Tray of cooked cookies.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED

  • Almond flour or meal
  • Arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • Baking powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Jam – my favourite is raspberry or strawberry jam but any jam will work really well.
Tray of cooked jam drops.

TIPS & FAQS

What jam should I use?

Use your favourite jam. Any jam will work!. My favourite is raspberry or strawberry.

When can I eat these jam drops?

Make sure you don’t eat the jam drops straight out of the oven as the jam will be super hot.

Cookies stacked on a plate ready to eat.

Looking for other cookies to make recipes? Try these:

Gluten Free Ginger Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lastly, I would love to hear from you if you make this recipe. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

The tastiest and easiest gluten free thumbprint cookies that you will ever make. Made with only 5 ingredients plus your favourite jam, these are sure to be a winner!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Additional Time:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Jam any flavour

Instructions

  • Pre-heat. Pre-heat oven to 170 C | 340 F.
  • Prepare Dry Ingredients. Add dry ingredients, mixing well, ensuring that there are no clumps from the almond meal.
  • Prepare Wet Ingredients. Add coconut oil and maple syrup to a glass bowl, whisking well to combine.
  • Combine Mixtures. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.
  • Make cookies. Use soup spoon to scoop out mounds of the cookie dough. Use slightly damp hands to shape the cookies how you want them and place them on a lined baking tray. Then use your finger to place a slight indent in the centre. Do not press all the way through.
  • Add Jam. Use a teaspoon to place a small amount of jam in each indent.
  • Bake Cookies. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to Cool. Leave to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Don’t eat straight away as the jam will be super hot. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before enjoying 
  • The additional time of 30 minutes is the time for the jam drops to cool after coming out of the oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 160kcal

14 Comments

  1. They are indeed the best GF jam drops I’ve made , instead of being soft & crumbly there really good added bonus being DF

    1. Well hi there I remember answering this post months ago saying there’s no good gf or df jam drops after trying lots recipes trying to change mine around so I finally thought what the heck I’ll give it a go as I kept it just incase and they are so good very pleased I’m sure my granddaughter will love these as she hasn’t enjoyed them since being gf &df thankyou

    2. These cookies are delicious! do you think the would freeze amd defrost alright? want to make them in advance for a party x

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