Almond Butter Thumbprints

Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies almond butter thumbprintswith Raspberry Rhubarb Filling


  • 1/2 cup almond butter (thicker consistency preferred
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (ground almonds using a blender works just as well as store bought almond flour)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp jam of choice
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced rhubarb
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp stevia
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds, ground or whole (ground chia seeds provide thickening with a smoother texture, while whole chia seeds will be more prominent and lend the texture of a seeded jam)


For the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together all of the ingredients, scraping down the sides and mixing until a stiff mixture is formed
  3. Using a greased baking tablespoon to create uniform scoops, place the cookies onto a greased baking sheet and roll into balls.  Flatten slightly with your palm, and then use your thumb to create a well for the jam.
  4. Place a scant teaspoon of jam into the well, and then bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until bottoms and edges are golden brown.
For the filling:
  1. Heat a medium sized pot over medium heat.  Add in and melt the coconut oil.
  2. Add the rhubarb to the pot and satuee for 2 - 3 minutes until it begins to reduce in size.
  3. Add in the raspberries, orange juice, and honey to the pan.  Allow to cook down to 1/3 the original volume, stirring frequently.  Maintain a simmer, but not a vigorous boil.
  4. Adjust sweetness to taste with stevia.
  5. Once reduced in size, remove from heat and add chia, whisking in to incorporate.  Allow to cool to set and thicken.

Courtesy of:

Bailey Carr, RD, LD

Nutrition Facts 

Serving Size: 1 cookie and 1 Tbsp filling

Servings Per Recipe: 18 cookies and 1 1/4 cup filling

Amount Per Serving 

Calories 74
Total Fat 3.5 g

Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 72 mg

Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Total Sugars 5.7 g 

Protein 1.5 g

Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 24 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 74 mg