These Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookies are as simple to make as they are beautiful. Use any flavor of preserves you’d like in this recipe. I happen to really love the amber glow of the apricot preserves. A thicker jam or fruit preserve is key to having a uniform color puddle in your cookies. Sprinkle with a touch of confectioners sugar for the ultimate eye-popper.

Recipe and photo contributed by Allyson Kramer, from Manifest Vegan.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Makes: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 1  tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • Your favorite flavor of thick preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Add in prepared flaxseed meal and…

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