{gluten Free} Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

by MsModify
24 Cookies
35 min

A twist on a classic favorite, these coconut macaroon thumbprint cookies are both gluten free and dairy free!

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

When you think of thumbprint cookies, a shortbread base is what most often comes to mind… and don’t get me wrong I do love those! Let’s be real, I’ve rarely met a cookie I don’t like! But, this time I decided to modify the traditional version mixing the best of both worlds… coconut macaroons and thumbprint cookies! Let me tell you… they didn’t disappoint!

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re up for, go ahead and make homemade jam! I opted for a store-bought organic, no-sugar-added raspberry jam.

If you don’t avoid dairy, you can substitute the coconut condensed milk with a can of condensed (dairy) milk, just keep an eye on the baking time. I find coconut condensed milk at my local grocery store (Sprouts Market) but you can also order it here.

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies
Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies


{gluten Free} Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe details
  • 24  Cookies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 (14 oz) bag of sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 (11.25 oz) can sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added jam, flavor of your choice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine coconut, gf flour, condensed milk, salt and vanilla. Stir until evenly mixed.
Drop about two tablespoons full onto parchment paper.
Press a well into the middle of each cookie. Fill each well with jam.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Time may vary based on the strength of oven, so keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Remove from oven and let cool. They will be soft at first, but firm as they cool.
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  • Janet Janet on Nov 30, 2023

    I absolutely love anything coconut- saw this recipe and am 100% on board. I have a question though- I don't have a gluten or dairy issue, so while I get that gluten bothers people, I don't really understand it. Can I use regular AP flour instead- is it something that can be switched out? I don't want to buy something I don't use for a 1/3 cup, if I don't have to. Also, would that too affect baking time? Thanks

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Dec 01, 2023

    Can I use unsweetened coconut? Thank you