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 our list.

4 Things we love about thumbprint cookies!

— The thumbprint cookies are festive and pretty because they have jam in the center, and they will melt in your mouth.

— With only a few basic ingredients, you can 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. I love cherry jam          not only because of the deep red colour, but the jam compliments the cookie flavour.

— 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 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)
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    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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