Healthy Vegan Thumbprint Cookies (Keto, Paleo)

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This healthy vegan thumbprint cookie recipe is made with almond flour and coconut flour and takes less than 20 minutes! Soft, chewy and doughy in texture, these no bake cookies are filled with a homemade raspberry jam! 

Healthy Vegan Thumbprint Cookie Recipe that is also no bake, keto and low carb! Soft, chewy and filled with raspberry or strawberry jam!

No Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are delicious chewy cookies with various fillings in the center. Often made during the festive season (they are popular during Christmas!), they are a popular cookie to enjoy any time! 

The cookie base is made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour and held together by keto maple syrup and smooth almond butter. It’s then filled with a homemade chia raspberry jam, making it the perfect keto and vegan no bake dessert recipe. 

For those of you following a strict keto diet and wondering if raspberries are keto, raspberries are considered keto-approved. Raspberries are low carb (when it comes to fruits!) and are packed with fiber. The amount used in very minimal, so provides very trace carbs. 

How to make raspberry thumbprint cookies

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients in and mix well.

Step 2: Add your almond butter and mix well, until a thick dough remains. If the batter is too thin, add extra coconut flour. If the batter is too thick, add enough milk to be able to form the dough easily.

Step 3: Lightly wet your hands. Form small golf-ball sized balls of dough. Press each ball of dough in the center, providing a deep caveat, enough to fill with jam. Place the un-filled cookies on a lined pan or sheet.

Step 4: Refrigerate the cookies until it has firmed up.

Step 5: Fill each caveat with raspberry jam, or another jam of choice.

coconut flour to be used in no bake cookies

How to store thumbprint cookies

These thumbprint cookies are no-bake, and should not be stored at room temperature. The cookie base with become too soft and start to fall apart.

Thumbprint cookies should be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container or on a plate covered in plastic wrap. 

Refrigerated cookies will keep for at least 2 weeks. 

Can you freeze no bake thumbprint cookies?

Thumbprint cookies are freezer friendly and can be kept in the freezer. Be sure to wrap portions of cookies in parchment paper. 

They will keep well frozen for up to 6 months.

To enjoy frozen cookies, allow thawing at room temperature. 

Tips and Tricks for Perfect No Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Use the amount of milk as a guide. Depending on the brands of flour used, you may need more than you think.

I prefer using blanched almond flour, but you can substitute it for either fine almond flour or almond meal. If you use one of the latter two, your thumbprint cookies will be darker in color. 

Please do not substitute the coconut flour, as it is a key ingredient to hold the cookies together, and also yielding a doughy cookie. 

Almond butter is preferred, as it is mild tasting and adds a rich flavor to the cookie base. You can substitute it for smooth cashew butter or smooth peanut butter. If you use peanut butter, it will no longer be paleo friendly. Sunflower seed butter or tahini can also be used. 

You can make these thumbprint cookies into cups by shaping them in a 12-count muffin-liner or cupcake tin. 

I made this raspberry chia jam here, but you can also use keto-approved sugar free jam. Raspberry preserves or strawberry preserves are both great options.

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Healthy Vegan Thumbprint Cookies (Keto, Paleo)

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Healthy Thumbprint Cookie recipe without being baked! This no bake thumbprint cookie recipe is filled with raspberry jam and made with coconut flour and almond flour! Vegan, Keto, Low Carb and Paleo!
Servings: 8 Cookies
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Line a large plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your almond butter and milk of choice, and mix until a thick batter remains. If the batter is too thick, add extra milk. 
  • Lightly wet your hands. Form 12 small balls and press a small hole/cave in the center. Place on the lined plate and refrigerate to firm up slightly. 
  • Once firm, fill each cave with raspberry jam. 

Notes

* Start with half a cup of milk, before increasing as needed.
Healthy Vegan Thumbprint Cookies (Keto, Paleo) should be stored in the fridge. They will keep for at least 2 weeks, in a sealed container or on a plate covered in plastic wrap.
Cookies are freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 4gFiber: 4gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 3.3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.7mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Healthy Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies requiring no baking! Vegan, paleo, keto and soft and chewy!

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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