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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.


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

Easy to Make – this baked dessert 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.


  • 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.


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

Vanessa Gengaroli
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!
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cookies & Biscuits
Cuisine Western
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 160 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, cookies, gluten free, jam
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  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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