Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Is it just me or are thumbprint cookies just the cutest thing?  They’re just regular cookies with a teaspoon or so of jam in the center which adds a mouthwatering contrast in texture and flavor.

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

These are seriously delicious.  Soft and chewy almond butter cookies with strawberry fruit spread in the center — can anything make these better??

Yes, the fact that they are incredibly easy to make (they only require seven ingredients!)

Oh, and another thing…  they’re healthy!

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

And you would never know these cookies are good for you.  The almond butter makes these cookies rich and buttery, the jam makes them sweet, and their beautiful appearance makes them oh so tempting!

Healthy Thumbprint Cookies (gluten free, vegan)

Yield: ~17 cookies



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the almond butter, almond milk, salt, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour and baking soda. Dump into the wet ingredients and fold together (dough should be thick and able to form into a ball)
  4. Break off chunks of the dough and roll into 1" balls. Flatten them between your palms and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Use a teaspoon measure to make "thumbprints" in the cookies, and fix any large cracks that form on the edges of the cookie.
  6. Fill each "well" with some fruit spread, then bake for ~12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies look dry and fruit spread bubbles slightly.
  7. Remove parchment paper off the pan and onto the counter, leave the cookies on it, don't transfer them to a wire cooling rack. Let cookies cool to room temp.


This recipe is: low fat, low sugar, eggless, gluten free, vegan!

Recipe adapted from: Heart Via Stomach

Healthy Dessert Blog

90 calorie cookies?  Not bad!

I’ll take seven three, thanks  😉

15 comments on “Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

  1. sounds yummy and looks great!

  2. OMG. How cute! I needed something to bake for a study-group this Saturday and this is just perfect!

  3. Thumbprint cookies were one of my favorites growing up! I found my recipe in an American Girl Doll cookbook. I made them all the time for my family using raspberry jam. We’d eat the entire batch in one day — all 4 dozen cookies!

  4. I love thumbprint cookies… there’s something about them that takes out the child in me.. I wish strawberry season were not over here in India!!

  5. Love it! Thanks for recipe 🙂

  6. Awww, they’re adorable! I’ve never had a thumbpront cookie, but this looks like a great recipe to start with. It’s so easy!

  7. These look absolutely gorgeous. My DH has been behind my life to make him some jam cookies and these look perfect for that. Don’t have almond butter though…mayb i’ll just go get some from whole foods.

    Beautiful pics as well. I’m very impressed 🙂


  8. These sound SO GOOD! Adding them to my must make list 🙂

  9. Glad you liked the recipe!

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  11. Would it make to much of a difference if I used regular store bought almond butter?

  12. OMG! I literally just made these and they are AAAMMMMAAAZING! My new favorite cookie. I used organic blueberry preserves. 

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