Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

gluten free vegan cookies

Sarah Hornacek of the web’s Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free specializes in recipes free from gluten, dairy, and eggs. These gluten free vegan cookies are almond-flavored jewels with a kiss of coconut and are a testament to her talent.

Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

MAKES 20 COOKIES They’ll keep, airtight at room temperature, for 5 days.


  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup white rice flour or sweet white sorghum flour
  • 4 teaspoons tapioca flour or tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the brown rice, white rice, and tapioca flours, potato starch, cornstarch, xanthan gum, and ½ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the coconut sugar and coconut oil for 2 minutes on high speed. Add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla and beat 2 minutes longer. Add the flour mixture and mix until a dough comes together. Fold in the almonds to combine.
  4. Roll tablespoon-size scoops of cookie dough into balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet at least 1 inch apart and indent the center of each cookie with your thumb.
  5. Bake for 7 minutes, then carefully place 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam into the center of each cookie and bake 6 minutes longer (they will not have changed color much). Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to harden and cool completely.

Photography Sarah Hornacek

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