Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies

large white plate filled with almond flour thumbprint cookies on light gray background

5 from 10 reviews

These Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies are Grain-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened, and made with only 6 healthy ingredients!


  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Fine Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca Flour/Starch
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp Almond Extract (for an extra Almond flavor!)
  • 34 tbsp Chia Seed Jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Add the Maple Syrup, Almond Butter, Salt, and optional Almond Extract to a large bowl; whisk well, until the Salt has dissolved. Add the Almond Flour, Tapioca Flour, and Baking Powder to the same bowl, and use a spatula to mix the dough together until everything is evenly incorporated – the mixture will be a little wet/soft at this point.
  2. Place the final dough in the freezer for 10 minutes, to allow it to harden. In the meantime, grease or line 2 baking trays with parchment paper or a reusable silicone mat.
  3. Once the dough has hardened, use a small cookie scoop to take 2 tbsp of dough and round it into a ball; place the ball onto the baking tray, then press your thumb into the center of the dough. You do not need to spread the dough out further, as the cookies will spread in the oven! Add a heaping 1/2 tsp of Chia Seed Jam to the center of the cookie, then repeat with the remaining dough. (Note: As the dough spreads, I would suggest only baking 12 cookies per tray. If the dough starts to stick to your hands, get them a little wet!)
  4. Bake the cookies for 16-17 minutes, then remove from the oven. They will be soft when they first come out; let them sit on the baking tray for 5 minutes to harden, then carefully remove them with a spatula and transfer to a rack to let cool completely. Store leftovers at room temperature in a container with a loose fitting lid for up to 5 days.


  • I have not tested this recipe without Almond Flour and/or Tapioca Starch, and would not recommend substitutions.
  • Almond Butter may be replaced with another Nut/Seed Butter of choice
  • Chia Seed Jam may be replaced with another Jam or Jelly of choice

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