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Flourless Frosted Thumbprint Cookies

Flourless Cream Cheese Frosted Thumbprint Cookies

These gluten-free frosted flourless thumbprint cookies are only 140 calories per cookie and made with almond flour for a healthier treat!  Gluten Free, Vegetarian (Vegan and Paleo without frosting.) 
Course Dessert, holiday, Treat
Cuisine Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword cookie, sugar cookie, thumbprint cookie, valentine's day cookie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 140kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


For the cookies:

For the frosting:


For the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Mix well then add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined well.  
  • Measure out cookies using a cookie scoop placing 2 inches apart from one another.  
  • Roll each cookie into a ball, flatten in the palm of your hand, if edges of cookie crack push them back together.  Using the side of your thumb making two diagonal imprints in the shape of a heart.  (Or just use one thumbprint in the center if you don't want hearts.)
  • Bake for 12 minutes until edges are golden brown, then let rest for 15 minutes.  (I refrigerated mine and made the frosting the next day.) 

For frosting: 

  • To make frosting combine 1 cup powdered sugar, whipped cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract and mix using an electric hand mixer.  When combined add second cup of powdered sugar and mix until frosting forms.  
  • Add frosting to piping bag or ziplock bag (cut of the corner of the ziplock bag) to fill hearts with frosting.  
  • You will likely have leftover frosting, the recipe is enough for two batches of cookies. 


*I tried filling the cookies with frosting by hand but the only way to get a decent heart shape is to pipe them in.  I used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off and it worked beautifully.  
Nutrition Facts for cookies only 100 calories, 3g Protein, 5g Carbs, 9g Fat


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 1.4g