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Simple and Quick Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are fun for kids to help make. Playing with dough is quite soothing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free thumbprint cookie recipe, gluten-free thumbprint cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 7 TB cold butter
  • 3-4 TB organic pure cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract vanilla extract works if you don’t have almond extract on hand – if you can grab the almond extract I highly recommend it though! It really makes the flavor pop!
  • Jam of your choosing for the middle of the cookie – you won’t need more than a couple tablespoons.


  • Put everything but the egg and almond extract in the food processor and blend to combine.
  • Add the egg and almond extract and blend though until the dough forms a ball.
  • Roll balls of dough, place them on a silpat lined baking sheet, press an indent in the middle, and scoop a little jam in the center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Check them around the 10 minute mark in case our ovens run differently.


UPDATE 2020 :: We now swap the brown rice flour, white rice flour, and tapioca flour for the Namaste GF Flour blend. Fluff the Namaste flour and use 1 cup of Namaste to swap for the other 3 flours.