These low-carb keto thumbprint cookies are delicious almond flour shortbread cookies filled with sugar-free raspberry chia seed jam. These are the most beautiful gluten-free keto Christmas thumbprint cookies with only 3.8 grams of net carbs per serving, so you can indulge with no guilt!
These raspberry thumbprint cookies are simple low-carb cream cheese keto cookies filled with a sugar-free keto jam.
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To make the cookie dough, you need a food processor, stand mixer, or an electric beater to create a smooth dough. The ingredients you need are:
First, beat the cream cheese, butter, and erythritol together until fluffy and well combined. Then, add the egg, almond flour, sea salt, and vanilla extract and combine again until the batter is smooth, fluffy, and sticky. You don’t need a leavening agent like baking powder or baking soda in a thumbprint cookie recipe.
This cream cheese thumbprint cookie dough is very soft, and you must chill it for at least 30 minutes. Simply wrap the dough into plastic wrap and chill in the fridge while making my keto jam recipe.
The first step to making lovely gluten-free thumbprint cookies is to form round cookie dough balls of the same size. I recommend using a measuring tablespoon to scoop out the dough and make even cookies.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place each cookie ball onto the baking sheet leaving half thumb space between each cookie. These almond thumbprint cookies won’t expand in the oven, so you don’t need to leave much space between each cookie.
To form a lovely thumbprint, you can obviously use your thumb! Press your thumb in the center of the cookie ball to gently flatten the center of the cookie and create a space that is big enough to welcome 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of jam. I personally like to use a measuring teaspoon to form the thumbprint shape.
To make healthy thumbprint cookies, you need to fill your cookies with a healthy jam. You can use my keto jam recipe made of chia seed or use store-bought sugar-free raspberry jam. Both options make delicious low carb thumbprint cookies. You can also use other sugar-free jam flavors. Strawberry and boysenberry are low-carb keto-friendly fruits that make delicious sugar-free jam too.
I personally recommend raspberry almond thumbprint cookies because the flavor marry really well, and the color pops out on a Christmas platter.
Finally, preheat the oven to 350F (180c) and bake the raspberry thumbprint cookie recipe for 15 minutes. Watch out, these almond flour thumbprint cookies are baking really fast, and almond flour can burn quickly. Don’t bake these cookies at higher temperature or too long. You know they are ready when they get lightly browned on the side.
These keto raspberry thumbprint cookies store really well in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze these cookies in a ziplock bag and thaw on the countertop a few hours before serving.
These are the most delicious and beautiful keto Christmas cookie to add to your cookie platter. If you want to create an outstanding holiday cookie platter, add some of the keto cookie recipe below to the mix:
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