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Looking for some fun new cookies to make this holiday season? You have to try these Keto and gluten free thumbprint cookies! They’re festive, they taste amazing, and you only need 6 ingredients to make them.

Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

If you ask me, I think the holidays and baked goods go hand-in-hand. What better way to get in a festive spirit than with sweet desserts you can share with all your friends and family?

But I don’t want the holiday season to totally derail my healthy eating habits. The fall out from over-loading on sugar and gluten is so not worth it to me. The trick is to find low carb and sugar free recipes I can enjoy guilt free.

These Keto and gluten free thumbprint cookies are a perfect example!

First of all, thumbprints are such a classic holiday cookie. And with a few low carb tweaks, you can enjoy them all season long! Your friends and family will never be able to tell the difference.

Second, you only need 6 ingredients and about 30 minutes to make them! So if you’re looking for a sweet bite to put you in the holiday spirit, just whip up a batch of these delicious little treats. Trust me, they do the trick every time.

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies on white plate

What Are Thumbprint Cookies?

A thumbprint cookie refers to any kind of cookie that has a little cavity in the center for filling. One of the easiest ways to make the cavity is with your thumb, hence the name.

And they’re one of the most popular cookies served around the holidays! Thumbprints are right up there with gingerbread cookies and snickerdoodles.

Since I’ve already created a recipe for gluten free ginger snaps and Keto snickerdoodles, I knew I needed to add a Keto thumbprint cookie recipe to the list. Now we have a Keto-friendly holiday cookie trifecta!

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies on white plate

Can You Use Other Jam Flavors In Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies?

For this recipe, I decided to use sugar-free blackberry jam. This happens to be my personal favorite flavor.

But if you want to use another flavor of sugar-free jam, go for it! Strawberry and raspberry are two other classic flavors for these festive cookies. Just be sure the jam you use is low carb, sugar free, and gluten free.

I’ve actually seen some recipes that ditch the jam all together and use fillings like chocolate or peanut butter instead. And to be honest, both of those options sound pretty delicious to me.

So feel free to have some fun with your fillings! But definitely try these blackberry jam thumbprint cookies at least once, because they are so tasty.

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Do Keto Thumbprint Cookies Need To Be Stored In The Refrigerator?

Personally, I always like to store my baked goods in the refrigerator. They last longer, and I think chilling helps the texture of baked goods made with almond flour.

I do know some people that like to keep their thumbprint cookies at room temperature. If you really want to go that route, be sure to keep them in an airtight container and eat them within about 3 days.

But if you ask me, I would recommend storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about a week… if they last that long!

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies on white plate

How To Make Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Start by combining the almond flour, egg, softened butter, vanilla, and almond in a mixing bowl.

Making Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Blend until a smooth dough has formed. From there, transfer the dough to a bowl and chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Once the time is almost up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take your bowl out of the freezer and form the chilled dough into 16 even-sized balls. 

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat. Using your thumb, the back of a melon baller, or any other object of similar size, press an indentation into the center of each cookie. 

Making Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Place ¼ of a teaspoon of the jam into the center of each cookie. 

Making Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until they are cooked completely through. 

Let the cookies cool to room temperature before serving. 

Other Dessert Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like

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Chocolate Keto Truffles

Keto Pecan Pie Bars

Keto Peppermint and Chocolate Pudding Cups

Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies (Keto)

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies on white plate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup softened butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoon sugar free blackberry jam

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients except for the jam in a mixing bowl, and blend until a smooth dough has formed.

Place the dough into a bowl, and freeze to chill for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Form the chilled dough into 16 even sized balls, and place them onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.

Use your thumb, the back of a melon baller or other object to press an indentation into the center of each cookie.

Place ¼ tsp of the jam into the center of each cookie.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are cooked completely through.

Let the cookies cool to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: .5gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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