No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan and gluten-free no-bake thumbprint cookies filled with strawberry jam for an easy, healthy, and delicious cookie. The perfect sweet snack. 

Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
5 from 1 vote
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Joni Marie Newman
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or reusable silicone baking mat.
  2. Place dates in a medium bowl. Add hot water to bowl until it just covers dates. Set bowl aside for 10 to 15 minutes to let dates become soft.
  3. Meanwhile in a food processor or blender, pulse oats until coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Take dates and half of the soaking liquid and place in blender. Puree until smooth. (If dates are not blending easily, add more soaking water until it blends easily.)
  5. Add blended dates, almond butter, coconut, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon, and salt to bowl with oats. Knead together to make a dough.
  6. Take a small amount of dough and roll it into a ball. Place ball onto baking sheet. Continue until you have rolled all the dough.
  7. Make an indentation with your thumb in the middle of each dough ball to slightly flatten out the dough and leave a well in the middle. Spoon a bit of the fruit preserve into each indentation and chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Recipe Notes

I used strawberry preserves in this recipe and it was delicious!

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.