Thumb Print Cookies – Gluten-free

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup granular sweetener of your choice*
  • 2 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam or honey (optional but recommended for chewiness)
  • Additional jam for topping the cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Mix together the almond flour and the sugar or sweetener in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat the egg whites and salt in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Don’t over mix.
  4. Fold the eggs in to the almond flour mixture using a rubber spatula until incorporated.
  5. Add in the hemp hearts and apricot jam or honey, if you are using them.
  6. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silicone baking sheet.
  8. Portion out cookie dough using a tbsp. Don’t worry if the batter is sticky, they don’t have to be perfect shapes.
  9. Once you have portioned out all the cookies, use your thumb to make a dent in each one.
  10. If the batter is too sticky, try wetting your thumb (slightly) before you press each cookie.
  11. Spoon jam in to each dent, 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp should be plenty per cookie.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes, rotating the tray at the 12 minute mark.
  13. Cool before eating.


*If you use an alternative sweetener, check the manufactures recommendations for substitution amounts. You want to have the equivalent of 2/3 cup of sugar.

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