Almond Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

I have an exciting post for you guys today.  I am reviewing Kathy Patalsky’s new book, Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen.  You may already know Kathy from her awesome blog, The Lunch Box Bunch/Healthy Happy Life.  She is also the founder of Finding Vegan, which is a pretty awesome place to check out lots of yummy vegan recipes!


If you are new to veganism, Happy Healthy Vegan Kitchen is a great book to start with.  This book is packed with 220 easy vegan recipes!  Not only is it full of yummy recipes like, coconut oil blueberry muffins, sprout avocado sandwich, curried quinoa patties and the strawberry avocado mache salad, it also comes with wellness tips and tips on stocking your vegan kitchen.  Not only am I reviewing this book, I am also sharing a recipe and offering a giveaway to you guys!  Yay!!

 Almond Butter Jelly Thumbprint Cookies - My Whole Food Life

These cookies were seriously good.  They didn’t even last a day in our house.  I know you will love them too.  If you want to pre-order the book, you can do so here.  Good luck in the giveaway!

Gluten Free Almond Butter Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Almond Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies


  • 3/4 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 1/2 T almond butter softened
  • 2 tsp coconut oil softened
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch baking soda
  • 2 T jam of choice (I used chia jam)


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the jam, until a dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and place onto a lined baking sheet.
  4. Use your thumb to make an indent into each cookie.
  5. Place the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes to solidify the shape for baking.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You can tell they are done when the edges are slightly browned.
  7. Once the cookies are done, place a small amount of jam into each thumbprint.
  8. Place the cookies in the fridge to chill.
  9. Serve the cookies once they have firmed up a bit.
  10. These cookies are best served the same day they are baked.



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20 thoughts to “Almond Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies”

  1. Thank you for introducing me to this author. The cookies sound delish and I look forward to seeing more from you both.
  2. I am having trouble getting the dough to come together. I've added more coconut oil and peanut butter. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
  3. Can't wait to try these! One of my favourite blogs, I can't wait to check out the rest of the tour and the book once it comes out! :)
  4. I too am having issues with the dough coming together. I added more coconut oil. Should I add more almond butter? I hate to waste all of the ingredients but right now it is flaky and not coming together as a dough. I have been using my hands to mix it as well.
    1. Maybe add more almond butter? Sorry you are having issues. :( The dough will seem a little loose as you form the cookies, but it hardens right up after it is placed in the freezer
  5. Love that book (it's become one of my new favourites and covered in post it notes!) and love the photos of this recipe :) I had no idea she was the creator of Finding Vegan, awesome! Thanks for sharing :D
  6. These almond jelly thumbprint cookies look so delicious, these would be awesome with a cup of tea.
  7. The ingredients did not want to come together like dough. After looking at the comments and seeing others had the same experience, I felt better knowing it wasn't just me. Tried mixing by hand, but no go. Added more almond butter (same amount called for again) and finally got something that would hold together in a ball, but not enough to make a thumbprint. Stuck them right in the oven for 8 mins. They do taste good, so yay.

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