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5 from 2 votes

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These little gems keep and travel well. You can fill the thumbprint indents with any flavor of jam, but around the holidays you'll want to use cranberry jam. Makes 30 to 35 small cookies.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: cookies, healthy, thumbprint
Servings: 30 small cookies.
Calories: 81kcal


  • 1 cup oat flour (or 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, ground in blender)
  • 1 cup almond flour (3 + 3/8 ounces)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour pastry flour (4 ounces)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado or grapeseed oil

For the cranberry "jam":

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or organic cane sugar
  • 6 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur, optional


  • Mix the ground oats, almond flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk maple syrup and oil together until smooth. Stir into flour mixture until well blended.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Form dough in 1-inch balls, using a rounded teaspoon (or #100 cookie scoop) to measure.
  • Arrange about 1 ½ inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  • Gently press your pointer or pinky finger in the center of the cookies, creating space for the jam.
  • Fill each cookie with scant ½ teaspoon cranberry jam, dropping from a spoon, or if you have pastry bag skills, pipe the jam into the indentations. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown on the bottoms.

Cranberry “jam”:

  • Heat water and maple syrup or sugar in a saucepan, stirring until it comes to a simmer. Add cranberries, and cook until the cranberries pop and break down, about 10 minutes. Mash with a potato masher or fork so there are no large cranberry pieces. Set the mixture aside to cool.


  • 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.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg