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Almond Thumbprint Cookies {vegan}

Almond thumbprint cookies have a rustic quality, and at the same time, with that sweet-tart jam peeking out of the centers, they’re actually dainty.  They take just 7 ingredients and mess up just 2 bowls–one for the maple syrup and oil, another for the flours, cinnamon, and salt. Make little finger indents, fill with bright red jelly, and bake!

Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies on plate | Letty's Kitchen

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Made with equal parts almond flour, oats, and flour, and naturally-sweetened with maple syrup and a judicious pinch of cinnamon, they’re vegan.  Wholesome and pretty, these ruby-jeweled cookies will charm their way into your life.

Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies on parchment paper

Standing at the keyboard and trying to describe these little cookie cookies to you, on came a crushing case of writer’s block. All I could think of is sneaking into the kitchen and helping myself to a couple more almond thumbprint cookies. They’re addicting!

Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies on plate horizontal

Around the holidays, I fill the centers with a simple thickened cranberry sauce. Year round, I use whatever jelly or jam we have in the fridge.

Keep these in an airtight container. In a day or so, the moisture from the jam softens the dough, and you’ll swear they taste even better. Which makes them good make-ahead cookies.

Almond Thumbprint Cookies recipe details:

  • If you’ve got cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving dinner but it’s a bit runny, reduce the sauce with a quick stovetop simmer.
  • This recipe includes directions for making a small batch of thicker (less water) cranberry sauce.
  • You can fill thumbprint cookies with raspberry or apricot jam, or any colorful jam or jelly.
  • No almond flour? Grind almonds in the blender or food processor along with the oats.
  • Feel free to substitute gluten-free flour for the white whole wheat flour.
  • Adapted from Natural Foods Cookbook by Mary Estella.

Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies with cookies on left

You might also enjoy these gluten-free chocolate chip almond cookies.

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Nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and any substitutions. Numbers do not include the jam filling.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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