Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies

  • Author: Dietitian Debbie
  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan, Gluten Free
  • Diet: Vegan


You’re guaranteed to love these simple almond flour thumbprint cookies which are vegan, gluten free, and sweetened with maple syrup. These soft and chewy cookies are made with just 8 simple wholesome ingredients. 


  • 2 cups super fine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oil (canola, olive, or melted coconut oil are great options)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam (or your favorite jam flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the almond flour, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, lemon zest, and sea salt to a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms. 
  3. Add coconut to a plate. Roll dough into a 1 tablespoon size balls and roll in the coconut shreds to coat and arrange on a baking sheet. 
  4. Use a 1/2 teaspoon to make an indent in the top of each dough ball. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon jam. 
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until coconut is toasted. Allow to cool a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack.