Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

You can fill the thumbprint in these cookies with other jams, too. Or before baking, press an unblanched almond into the cookie instead of making an indentation.

  • Portion size 45 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Best: 2005

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup peach jam

Method

Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Separate 1 of the eggs; drop white into small shallow bowl and set aside. Add yolk and remaining egg to butter mixture; beat well.

In separate bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the almonds, the rice flour, soy flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon and salt ; add to butter mixture in 2 additions and stir just until blended.

Lightly beat reserved egg white with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water. Place remaining almonds in shallow dish. Roll dough by scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls. Dip each into egg white mixture; roll in almonds to coat. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared pans. Using end of wooden spoon, make indent in centre of each.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until light golden, about 15 minutes. Press indent again. Transfer to wire rack; let cool. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Evenly spoon jam into indent of each cookie.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 61 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 86.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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