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Gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies (AIP & Paleo)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These gluten-free thumbprint cookies are the perfect cookie to make and share for the holidays! They’re vegan, paleo & AIP-friendly.


  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 34 tbsp jam of your choice (use homemade or something sugar free)
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, melted (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper lightly greased with oil.
  2. Start with the crust by mixing together the two flours, and then stirring in the wet ingredients until well combined.
  3. Using a tbsp sized scoop, scoop the dough into a tbsp and roll into a ball. Set the ball of dough onto the baking sheet and press your thumb it into the center to make a thumbprint indentation. Repeat for all of the dough.
  4. Scoop about 1-2 tsp worth of jam into the thumbprint indentation of each cookie.
  5. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm and baked through. Shortbread dough can easily burn, so be sure to watch them carefully at the 10-minute mark! You’ll know they’re done once they’re firm, the jam is set, and the bottoms are lightly browned.
  6. Carefully transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool before drizzling with melted coconut butter if desired.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 152
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.7g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 1.5g