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gluten-free thumbprint cookies

Chai Spiced Gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies With Apricot Jam

These Chai Spiced Gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies are made completely grain-free, contain a subtle chai spice, and are the perfect low-sugar treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Healthy, Healthy Dessert
Keyword gluten-free thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 cup nut flour 1.5 cups chopped and blended/ processed into flour; or pecans or buy ground nuts if you don’t have a food processor
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 Tbsp ground chia + 3 Tbsp water
  • sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Crofter's Organic jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Take the nuts and add them to a high-speed food processor or blender and blend until they turn into a flour.
  3. Add everything else (except for the jam) to the food processor.
  4. Process for about 1 minute, until a large ball of dough forms.
  5. Take a large cookie sheet and line with parchment paper.
  6. Remove 1 Tbsp dough at a time and place on the sheet into a ball.
  7. Take your thumb and press in the center to form a crater in the cookie. You may need to shape the cookies out so the edges don’t crumble.
  8. Place approximately 1 tsp of jam in the center of the cookies. You can add as much or as little as you would like, we prefer quite a bit of jam to cookie ratio.
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until outside of cookies are golden.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a food processor you can use nut flour and mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (except for the jam). If your dough is too crumbly, add more nut butter (1 Tbsp at a time), and if your dough is too wet, add more nut flour (1 Tbsp at a time). The dough should be easy to roll and manipulate without falling apart or being too loose.