These cookies are my new holiday favorites because they are easy to make and contain no gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. The key is to find an all-fruit spread or make one yourself by cooking down some fresh berries with monk fruit or stevia. 

Thumbprint Jam Cookies


2 cups almond meal

1⁄4 tsp baking soda

1⁄4 tsp sea salt

1⁄4 cup melted coconut oil

1⁄4 cup raw honey

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp coconut or almond milk

2 tbsp of your favorite jam

2 tbsp almond meal for dusting


1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine the first three dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

3. Add in the coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and coconut milk. Mix all of the ingredients together until they form into dough. Roll dough into a large ball, then, separate into 18 equal parts.

4. Roll each section into a small ball and dip half of each ball into the almond meal. Place the balls on the parchment-lined cookie sheet dipped in almond meal facing up. Press your thumb into the center of each ball, leaving a small indentation in the center of the cookie.

5. Fill the indentation with a small ½ tsp of jam. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will be soft, so be careful when you transfer them onto a cooling rack to allow them to cool. Store in an airtight container or for longer storage, keep in the fridge.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.