Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Published on Dec 17, 2017

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 18 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 our list.

thumbprint Holiday cookies on a plate, gluten free

4 Things we love about thumbprint cookies!

  1. The thumbprint cookies are festive and pretty because they have jam in the center, and they will melt in your mouth.
  2. With only a few basic ingredients, you can make gluten-free thumbprint cookies that your entire family will love.
  3. You can personalize the recipe by using a jam of your choice. Cherry jam is our favorite, because of the deep red colour, and the jam compliments the cookie flavour.
  4. And, since the jam sweetened the cookie, I cut back on the sweetener.


gluten-free thumbprint cookies on a platter

thumbprint cookies as 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 gluten-free cookie recipe is much easier to make than you may think!

thumbprint cookie recipe overview

First, mix everything, roll the dough into a ball and poke a hole in the middle using your finger. 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 pretty paper and fill it with cookies. I would also add a note that they are gluten-free. 

Trust me on this. Your hostess will always appreciate freshly baked gluten-free cookies, especially during the holiday season. A freshly baked cookie beats any store-bought gluten-free cookie, and you can make them at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy and happy holidays!

I recommend doubling the recipe because the gluten-free thumbprint cookies go very fast.

Need more cookie ideas? Please check out our complete gluten-free cookie recipe list.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx


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