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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Made with almond flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and filled with smooth chocolate, these cookies aren’t too sweet and have an addictive texture. Grain-free option included.

vegan gluten free chocolate thumbprint cookies on a marble counter

Thumbprint cookies are super popular around the holidays, but really, they make a delicious snack all year round. While most thumbprint cookies are made with jam, these feature a smooth Fudgy chocolate center and are especially good with coffee. What else is special about these? They are gluten-free, made with a blend of almond flour, oat flour and tapioca starch.

chocolate filled vegan gluten free thumbprint cookies

I have a few vegan thumbprint cookie recipes on the blog (did you see my pb&j thumbprint cookies),  but these have the potential to be my new favorite ones.  What I love about these is that they aren’t too sweet and have the perfect ratio between cookie and filling, and they are crisp crumbly and soft right after baking and a bit chewy after cooking.  I love them warm while my husband loves the chewy cookiesz Their texture is amazing!

This cookie dough comes together in minutes and once made, you just have you chill the dough for 15 minutes and you’re ready to portion it out and bake your cookies.

vegan glutennfree chocolate thumbprint cookies on a baking sheet

More cookie recipes:

Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Vegan

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Made with almond flour and oat flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and filled with chocolate, these cookies aren’t too sweet and have an addictive texture.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: thumbprint cookies recipe, vegan almond flour cookies

Servings: 24

Calories: 67kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Dry:

  • 1 cup (112 g) almond flour blanched almond flour preferable
  • 3 tablespoons (24 g) tapioca starch
  • 2 tablespoons (20 g) oat flour or use coconut flour to keep it grain-free
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar you can omit this. Add if you like the cookies sweeter

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon semi solid refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup at room temperature

For the chocolate:

  • 2 ounces (56.7 g) vegan semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks about 1/3 cup
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cinnamon or a drop of vanilla extract
  • a good pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add all the dry ingredients for the cookies in a bowl and mix really well.

  • Then melt your coconut oil and add it to the bowl. Add in your vanilla extract. Add in room temperature maple syrup and mix well until a good dough forms.

  • Once you have a smooth dough, check if it’s too crumbly. Then add in a teaspoon or so more maple syrup if needed. refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the dough from the fridge and use a cookie scoop to scoop out equal size scoops and place on the baking sheet.

  • Use your hands to even each scoop out into a good even ball. Roll that ball into cane sugar then press into a flat disk on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your thumb or 1 teaspoon measuring spoon to make the dents in the cookies.

  • Then bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165 c). Remove the baking sheet and cool for 5 minutes. The cookies might have risen a bit in the center. Use your measuring spoon to deepen the dents, then move the cookies to the cooling rack to cool.

  • Meanwhile, make your chocolate filling. Melt the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients in a double boiler , or microwave for 20 seconds and then mix and then microwave again for 5 seconds and mix and continue to do it until it’s smooth.

  • Once the cookies have cooled for another 10 minutes, add the melted chocolate and even it out on the top. Let it cool for another 10 minutes and serve.

  • Store on the counter in a covered container for upto a week. Or refrigerate for longer.

Notes

If the chocolate is starting to solidify, you can microwave it again or use a double boiler and then scoop it and put it in the middle of the cookies.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 67
Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 18mg1%

Potassium 23mg1%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 1IU0%

Calcium 15mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • the cookie dough is made from a mix of almond flour, tapioca starch, and oat flour
  • baking soda gives these the perfect rise
  • salt to balance the sweet
  •  I add some tablespoons of powdered sugar to the dough but you can omit this
  •  1 tbsp refined coconut oil is enough to give these a rich texture. Omit it for oil free and add 2-4 tsp more maple syrup
  • vanilla extract, always
  • maple syrup is used as a sweetener and to bring the dough together
  • For the chocolate filling, we melt semi-sweet chocolate with coconut oil, maple syrup,  cinnamon, and a drop of vanilla extract

Tips:

  • If the chocolate is starting to solidify, you can microwave it again or use a double boiler and then scoop it and put it in the middle of the cookies
  • You could use jam, vegan lemon curd, dulce de leche, or chocolate hazelnut spread to fill the center. It would not be a chocolate thumbprint cookie anymore, but still pretty dang delish
  • The bigger the indent, the more chocolate you can fit in
  • You can use coconut flour to keep it grain-free

ingredients needed for making glutenfree chocolate thumbprint cookies

How to make Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

dry cookie mix in a glass bowl

Add all the dry ingredients for the cookies in a bowl and mix really well.

Then melt your coconut oil and add it to the bowl. Add in your vanilla extract. Add in room temperature maple syrup and mix well until a good dough forms.

wet ingredients being added to dry ingredients in a glass bowl

Once you have a smooth dough, check if it’s too crumbly. Then add in a teaspoon or so more maple syrup if needed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

glutenfree thumbprint cookie dough in a glass bowl

Remove your dough from the fridge and use a scoop to scoop out equal size scoops and place on the baking sheet.

Use your hands to even each scoop out into a good even ball. Roll that ball into your cane sugar then press into a flat disk on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your thumb or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon measuring spoon to make the dents in the cookies.

glutenfree thumbprint cookies on a baking sheet

Then bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165 c). Remove the baking sheet and cool for 5 minutes then move the cookies to the cooling rack to cool.

freshly baked glutenfree thumprint cookies on a baking sheet

The cookies might have risen a bit in the center. Use your measuring spoon to deepen the dents a little bit while still warm

Meanwhile, make your chocolate filling. Melt the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients in a double boiler , or microwave for 20 seconds and then mix and then microwave again for 5 seconds and mix and continue to do it until it’s smooth.

vegan gluten free thumbprint cookies with chocolate center

Once the cookies have cooled for another 10 minutes, add your chocolate filling and even it out on the top. Let it cool for another 10 minutes and serve.

Store on the counter in a covered container for up to a week. Or refrigerate for longer.

Make-ahead tips

You can make the cookie dough ahead of time and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Unbaked cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Freeze without the chocolate. Add filling in the dent before baking.

Baked thumbprint cookies, with filling, freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bring them back up to room temperature, before serving.

 

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

chocolate filled vegan gluten free thumbprint cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Made with almond flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and filled with smooth chocolate, these cookies aren’t too sweet and have an addictive texture. Grain-free option included.

vegan gluten free chocolate thumbprint cookies on a marble counter

Thumbprint cookies are super popular around the holidays, but really, they make a delicious snack all year round. While most thumbprint cookies are made with jam, these feature a smooth Fudgy chocolate center and are especially good with coffee. What else is special about these? They are gluten-free, made with a blend of almond flour, oat flour and tapioca starch.

chocolate filled vegan gluten free thumbprint cookies

I have a few vegan thumbprint cookie recipes on the blog (did you see my pb&j thumbprint cookies),  but these have the potential to be my new favorite ones.  What I love about these is that they aren’t too sweet and have the perfect ratio between cookie and filling, and they are crisp crumbly and soft right after baking and a bit chewy after cooking.  I love them warm while my husband loves the chewy cookiesz Their texture is amazing!

This cookie dough comes together in minutes and once made, you just have you chill the dough for 15 minutes and you’re ready to portion it out and bake your cookies.

vegan glutennfree chocolate thumbprint cookies on a baking sheet

More cookie recipes:

Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Vegan

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Made with almond flour and oat flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and filled with chocolate, these cookies aren’t too sweet and have an addictive texture.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: thumbprint cookies recipe, vegan almond flour cookies

Servings: 24

Calories: 67kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Dry:

  • 1 cup (112 g) almond flour blanched almond flour preferable
  • 3 tablespoons (24 g) tapioca starch
  • 2 tablespoons (20 g) oat flour or use coconut flour to keep it grain-free
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar you can omit this. Add if you like the cookies sweeter

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon semi solid refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup at room temperature

For the chocolate:

  • 2 ounces (56.7 g) vegan semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks about 1/3 cup
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cinnamon or a drop of vanilla extract
  • a good pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add all the dry ingredients for the cookies in a bowl and mix really well.

  • Then melt your coconut oil and add it to the bowl. Add in your vanilla extract. Add in room temperature maple syrup and mix well until a good dough forms.

  • Once you have a smooth dough, check if it’s too crumbly. Then add in a teaspoon or so more maple syrup if needed. refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the dough from the fridge and use a cookie scoop to scoop out equal size scoops and place on the baking sheet.

  • Use your hands to even each scoop out into a good even ball. Roll that ball into cane sugar then press into a flat disk on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your thumb or 1 teaspoon measuring spoon to make the dents in the cookies.

  • Then bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165 c). Remove the baking sheet and cool for 5 minutes. The cookies might have risen a bit in the center. Use your measuring spoon to deepen the dents, then move the cookies to the cooling rack to cool.

  • Meanwhile, make your chocolate filling. Melt the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients in a double boiler , or microwave for 20 seconds and then mix and then microwave again for 5 seconds and mix and continue to do it until it’s smooth.

  • Once the cookies have cooled for another 10 minutes, add the melted chocolate and even it out on the top. Let it cool for another 10 minutes and serve.

  • Store on the counter in a covered container for upto a week. Or refrigerate for longer.

Notes

If the chocolate is starting to solidify, you can microwave it again or use a double boiler and then scoop it and put it in the middle of the cookies.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 67
Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 18mg1%

Potassium 23mg1%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 1IU0%

Calcium 15mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • the cookie dough is made from a mix of almond flour, tapioca starch, and oat flour
  • baking soda gives these the perfect rise
  • salt to balance the sweet
  •  I add some tablespoons of powdered sugar to the dough but you can omit this
  •  1 tbsp refined coconut oil is enough to give these a rich texture. Omit it for oil free and add 2-4 tsp more maple syrup
  • vanilla extract, always
  • maple syrup is used as a sweetener and to bring the dough together
  • For the chocolate filling, we melt semi-sweet chocolate with coconut oil, maple syrup,  cinnamon, and a drop of vanilla extract

Tips:

  • If the chocolate is starting to solidify, you can microwave it again or use a double boiler and then scoop it and put it in the middle of the cookies
  • You could use jam, vegan lemon curd, dulce de leche, or chocolate hazelnut spread to fill the center. It would not be a chocolate thumbprint cookie anymore, but still pretty dang delish
  • The bigger the indent, the more chocolate you can fit in
  • You can use coconut flour to keep it grain-free

ingredients needed for making glutenfree chocolate thumbprint cookies

How to make Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

dry cookie mix in a glass bowl

Add all the dry ingredients for the cookies in a bowl and mix really well.

Then melt your coconut oil and add it to the bowl. Add in your vanilla extract. Add in room temperature maple syrup and mix well until a good dough forms.

wet ingredients being added to dry ingredients in a glass bowl

Once you have a smooth dough, check if it’s too crumbly. Then add in a teaspoon or so more maple syrup if needed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

glutenfree thumbprint cookie dough in a glass bowl

Remove your dough from the fridge and use a scoop to scoop out equal size scoops and place on the baking sheet.

Use your hands to even each scoop out into a good even ball. Roll that ball into your cane sugar then press into a flat disk on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your thumb or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon measuring spoon to make the dents in the cookies.

glutenfree thumbprint cookies on a baking sheet

Then bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit (165 c). Remove the baking sheet and cool for 5 minutes then move the cookies to the cooling rack to cool.

freshly baked glutenfree thumprint cookies on a baking sheet

The cookies might have risen a bit in the center. Use your measuring spoon to deepen the dents a little bit while still warm

Meanwhile, make your chocolate filling. Melt the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients in a double boiler , or microwave for 20 seconds and then mix and then microwave again for 5 seconds and mix and continue to do it until it’s smooth.

vegan gluten free thumbprint cookies with chocolate center

Once the cookies have cooled for another 10 minutes, add your chocolate filling and even it out on the top. Let it cool for another 10 minutes and serve.

Store on the counter in a covered container for up to a week. Or refrigerate for longer.

Make-ahead tips

You can make the cookie dough ahead of time and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Unbaked cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Freeze without the chocolate. Add filling in the dent before baking.

Baked thumbprint cookies, with filling, freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bring them back up to room temperature, before serving.

 

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies