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Healthy, Grain-Free Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Easy, healthy, and paleo thumbprint cookies make the perfect dessert for kids. These grain-free cookies are chewy, light, and healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 202kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the almond meal, coconut, coconut flour and baking powder.
  • Add in the egg, honey, avocado oil and vanilla. Begin to mix.
  • When everything is sticky and clumpy, add in the almond milk. Mix until there is one big sticky mess.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Use a trigger ice cream scoop to portion the cookies onto the tray. Then, use a fork to press them down. They don’t expand much so make sure they’re in the shape you need them.
  • Ever so lightly, press your thumb into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, rotate the pan and bake another 6 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • While cooling, whisk together the frosting.
  • Using a spoon and spatula, top each cookie with the frosting. Alternatively, you can use an icing piper as well but see note below.
  • Store in the fridge and serve at room temperature.


If piping the frosting, add in 1.5 more teaspoons of maple syrup to thin the frosting a bit!
The cookies are not sugar-based (they were made for toddlers!). If you have a sweeter palate add 2 tablespoons of cane sugar to the base.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg