Grain-Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with only five ingredients that are incredibly delicious and naturally gluten-free.
Thumbprint cookies are popular all year long, are great for parties, and they make sweet gifts. There are so many variations and combinations, you could make a different type of thumbprint cookie to please everyone in your family.
I personally like simple recipes and prefer my thumbprint cookies to have less then ten ingredients. Any more than that, it’s too complicated.
These grain-free cookies are perfect for the upcoming holidays. They are part of the Rodelle Cookie Campaign. To find more cookie recipes head over to the Rodelle Holiday Cookies page.
I’m a sucker for easy cookie recipes, and even more so when they’re made with healthy ingredients like nuts and high quality Rodelle Cocoa (aff link). It allows me to make some awesome cookies without spending too much time in the kitchen and make healthy treats for my family. Everyone needs more time these days and most of us don’t want to spend hours baking and cooking.
What other nuts can I make these cookies with?
Although these grain-free thumbprint cookies were designed with pecans, if you can stand the acidity in walnuts, they work as well. I haven’t tried macadamia nuts in this recipe, but they have enough natural fat in them that they might work. Almonds and peanuts do not work in this grain-free cookie recipe.
These thumbprint cookies are grain-free, gluten-free, and egg-free. There are only five ingredients and they are super easy to make. If you’re not a fan of chocolate centers or you want to keep these dairy-free, you could switch it up and use a strawberry or raspberry preserve instead.
Or, if you want to try a different thumbprint all together, you might like my Grain-Free Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies. They are just as simple to make and have more of a PB&J kind of flavor.
What can I use instead of maple syrup?
You have a few options to use in these grain-free thumbprint cookies. You can use honey, brown rice syrup, or agave to help sweeten them. You will need to use one in order to pull the cookies together and help sweeten them. Sugar free syrups tend to be too thin for this recipe.
If you are a fan of grain-free cookies then you’ll love my gluten-free, grain-free snickerdoodles. These Paleo Chai Spiced Cookies from Texin Erin are also scrumptious. These Vanilla Bean Spice Cookies from The Gluten Free Gathering are one of my favorites.
Did you make these grain-free chocolate thumbprint cookies? Please stop back by and let me know what you thought. Also, if you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
Happy Cooking and Baking!
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 16mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Protein: 1g