Refined sugar and oil-free, these Vegan Thumbprint Cookies will make your Holidays deliciously sweet:)

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Don’t think for a moment that just because you’re eating a plant-based diet cookies are off the menu. They are not. They are most definitely on. These Vegan Thumbprint Cookies are gently sweetened with date syrup and a healthy teaspoon of your favorite jam. They’re fantastic. I consumed 8 in one day. That may have been a little excessive, but they slip down so easily with a cup of tea:)

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

What’s in these Vegan Thumbprint Cookies?

The ingredients are all very simple pantry ingredients. (You can substitute maple syrup for the date.)

  • oat flour
  • almond flour
  • nut butter (peanut, cashew, almond, or sunflower seed butter)
  • date syrup
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • non-dairy milk
  • jam

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

How do I make Vegan Thumbprint Cookies?


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients together then pour into the dry.
  3. Stir well to combine adding a tablespoon of plant milk if the mixture is too thick.
  4. Scoop out and roll into little balls. Press your thumb into each ball to make an indentation.
  5. Fill with jam and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Do I have to chill the cookies?

If the mixture seems too soft to roll into a ball, probably as a result of adding a little too much non-dairy milk, you can chill the dough in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

You can also make the cookies in advance up to this point and chill the dough until you’re ready to bake them.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

What jams should I use?

Check the ingredients on the jar. You don’t want your jam loaded with excess sugar and other unnecessary and unwelcome ingredients. It’s delicious to use a variety of flavors.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

How long will these Vegan Thumbprint Cookies last?

I don’t think this is going to be an issue. They disappear very quickly. However, if you have willpower made of steal I would say 3 days in an airtight container.

What equipment do I need to make these cookies?

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

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Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

A deliciously healthy, oil-free, refined sugar free version of the classic Thumbprint Cookie.

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert, baking,
  • Method: baking
  • Diet: Vegan



1 cup oat flour

1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup nut butter – almond, peanut, cashew, or sunflower

1/3 cup date syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons non-dairy milk


Your favorite selection of best quality jams


Preheat the oven to 350F

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the nut butter of choice, date syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. If the mixture is too thick add a tablespoon or two of non-dairy milk.
  5. Using a half tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the dough and roll into smooth balls. Place on the lined cookie sheet.
  6. Press a light indentation on each cookie with your thumb. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each cookie.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The cookies will firm up a little upon cooling.

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