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Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies {GF, DF, Paleo, Whole30, Vegan}

The perfect non-guilty treat! These sweet, but not too sweet, cookies are the perfect little bite + so non-guilty that you could eat them for breakfast. There are only 5 main ingredients in the cookies....sunflower seeds, coconut flour, vanilla + maple syrup, and one-ingredient easy homemade strawberry jam! 
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegan
Keyword: Cookies, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, sunflower seeds, Vegan
Servings: 10 cookies


  • 1 cup un-salted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • strawberry jam
  • freshly grated nutmeg if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees + line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 
  • In a food processor combine sunflower seeds, coconut flour + sea salt. Pulse continuously until mixture looks like a slightly coarse flour* and mixture starts to slightly clump together. This takes a little a while, stopping to scrape the sides + bottom of the processor as needed. 
  • Next, add in vanilla + maple syrup. Pulse continuously again until the mixture starts to form into a ball + forms a loose dough. 
  • With slightly wet hands scoop out small spoonfuls of the dough to make 1.5 inch balls. Made about 10 cookies for me (I did eat a little of the dough along the way;)). 
  • Using your thumb, make an indentation in the middle of each cookie. 
  • Fill each indentation with a small spoonful of strawberry worries if jam raises above the height of cookie as jam will spread out. Just don't go too crazy;). 
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg if desired. 
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until bottoms are dark golden brown and tops are slightly golden. 
  • Enjoy! 


*The pictures shown are from the first round of cookies with a different recipe. In the final recipe, I processed the sunflower seeds more. 
**If not making your own I recommend this one that is fruit-sweetened. I haven't tried it but it has good reviews + a great price! 
Recipes adapted from Gluten Free Gigi.