Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

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It is that time of year when baking is in full swing and Christmas traditions begin. Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies cookies are always on top of my list. The cookies are festive and pretty because they have jam in the center. They will melt in your mouth. With only a few basic ingredients, you can also make gluten-free thumbprint cookies that your entire family will love. What I love about this gluten-free cookie recipe is that you can personalize it by using a jam of your choice. For me, I love cherry jam not only because of the deep red colour, but the jam compliments the cookie flavour. Because the jam sweetens the cookie, I was able to cut back on the sweetener. I recommend doubling the recipe because they go very fast.

hostess gift

During the holiday season, we visit family and friends, so a hostess gift is always appreciated. Especially when the cookies are freshly baked, gluten-free and taste this good, this cookie recipe is a lot easier to make than you may think. Just mix everything together, roll the dough into a ball and using your finger poke a hole in the middle. Then, all you do is fill in your favourite jam. That’s it, super easy, pretty and delicious. To make it into a hostess gift, use a small festive box, layer the bottom with a pretty paper and fill with cookies. I would also add a note that they are gluten-free. Trust me, your hostess will always appreciate freshly baked cookies, especially during the holiday season. A cookie freshly baked beats any store bought gluten-free cookie plus you can make them at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Need more cookie ideas, please check out our extensive list of gluten-free cookie recipes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup GF powdered 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 Tbsp. 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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