The following is a guest post by my friend, Danielle McKinney (see more information about her below). I’ve always loved thumbprint cookies, and now I’m glad to have a grain free version!
These grain-free thumbprint cookies have a wonderful almond taste without being too dense or crumbly. Topped with your favorite jelly or jam, they’re delicious! Aside from the taste, I also love that they are very quick to make and can be dairy-free if you want.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter, coconut oil, or grape seed oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 whole eggs
- Preheat oven to 325° F.
- Combine all dry ingredients, making sure there are no lumps.
- Add in liquid ingredients and stir until dough forms a sticky ball. Allow the dough to rest for a minute while you line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll 1 Tablespoon dough into a ball, dipping your hands in water if the dough is too sticky. Place balls on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Make a small indent in the top of each cookie ( I use a small measuring spoon, dipping in water to prevent sticking.)
- Bake 9 -10 minutes at 325°F or until cookie is mostly firm to the touch. They will stay about the same color and will continue to firm after removing from the oven, so be careful not to over bake.
- Spoon your favorite jam or jelly into the cookies while still warm and enjoy!
Danielle is married to Ryan and is the happy mom of baby Rory and a turtle named Grimace. She has been successfully following the specific carbohydrate diet since 2011 to treat Crohn’s Disease and loves to cook and bake items that are delicious and healthy!