Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Jam

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You will adore these super easy to make gluten-free thumbprint cookies. The cookies are festive and make a lovely addition to a cookie platter. I recommend doubling the recipe because they go very fast. Thumbprint cookies make a wonderful hostess gift, and kids especially love these scrumptious cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup GF icing sugar (most are GF, but check the ingredients to confirm)
  • 1 ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup gluten-free flour blend
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum (add only if your blend does not include it)
  • 2 Tbps. coconut sugar
  • cherry jam for filling (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl beat butter, egg yolk, icing sugar and vanilla together until creamy
  • Add flour and xanthan gum and using a spatula blend together until cookie dough forms
  • Scoop the dough into about the size of a walnut and roll into a ball. Roll lightly in the coconut sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Using your finger, poke a hole in the center of each cookie and fill with cherry jam
  • Bake for 13 - 15 minutes until the edges start to golden. Cool on the baking sheet


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