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Vegan Thumbprint cookies

Chewy Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Spiced Pear Jam (Vegan)

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  • Total Time: 37 mins
  • Yield: 20-22 1x


  • Spiced pear jam
  • 2 large pears, slightly firm (here we used red pears), peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Cookies
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup GO Veggie! Plain Dairy Free Cream Cheese Alternative , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. To prepare the jam, combine diced pears, sugar, water, lemon juice and cinnamon in a small sauce pan. Cook covered, over medium low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon and gently mashing the pear pieces each time. Uncover and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly
  2. To prepare the cookies, preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Cream together coconut oil, cream cheese alternative and sugar until smooth, 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla extract and almond flour and continue mixing for another minute
  4. Reduce speed, add flour and salt and mix until just combined (the dough will be slightly sticky)
  5. Using your hands form golf ball size balls (you will have 20-22) and arrange them on the lined baking sheet
  6. Using your thumb, press down the center to make a small indentation. Fill each cookie with pear jam and bake on top rack at 350F for 15- 20 minutes (see note)


We tested this recipe several times using different ovens. For each oven, the baking time changed. Keep an eye on the cookies after 15 minutes, to make sure they don't burn on the bottom. They should be slightly soft when done.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Kosher / Vegan

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