Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies

Published on Nov 09, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

6 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 18
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Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies…Perfectly spiced with chai spices, coated with spiced sugar mix and finished with ginger marmalade. A festive cookie not to be missed this holiday baking.

This gluten-free chai-spiced thumbprint cookie is a one-bowl recipe and so much fun to make. It is deliciously flavoured with chai spices, such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of black pepper. 

The chai flavour is not overpowering, but it does make this gluten-free cookie extra special. 


gluten free thumbprint cookies in a cup


The thumbprint cookies are extra buttery, with a dollop of ginger marmalade in every cookie. I used ginger marmalade, but feel free to use any jam or marmalade that you love. I used ginger flavour because it ties in beautifully with the chai spices. 

There is so much flavour going on in these incredibly delicious chai-spiced thumbprint cookies.

Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies – The details!

The recipe is straightforward. All you need is one bowl, making it an easy cleanup. First, combine the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and spices. 

Then mix in the flour and create small cookie balls. What I love about this cookie dough is that it does not stick to your hands when you make the balls. Isn’t that great! 

Then roll the balls in spiced sugar. Using your finger, create a small hole about halfway in the middle of each cookie and fill it with marmalade. That is it, nothing to it. 


thumbprint cookies, cinnamon stick and a cup


When it comes to holiday baking, I sometimes use refined sugar….sorry, but once in a while, we can all indulge — the good thing about this thumbprint cookies recipe, I use less than half the sugar you would use in a typical sugar cookie recipe.

I am super excited about this gluten-free chai spiced thumbprint cookies because it is festive and delicious to every last bite. 

It is never too early to start collecting cookie recipes for the holiday season or any season, don’t you agree? Enjoy!

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