These Paleo Raspberry Chia Thumbprint Cookies are a much healthier spin on a classic jam-filled thumbprint cookie. They are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo too (hence the title). And, they are packed with chia seeds to extra fiber, which means that they will keep you full, too!
Only 6 simple ingredients needed to make this recipe!
And to make this recipe even more appealing, all you need is one bowl and a small pot to make the jam. Say good bye to the days of a million pans flying all around your kitchen.
Tips for making thumbprint cookies
Do not overtake the cookies. I like to keep an eye on these, because it’s a close call between a perfect cookie and one that is too crunchy and over baked. Mine are always done perfectly at the 10 minute mark, and once they come out of the oven, I reinforce the thumbprint area with my thumb and allow the cookies to settle and cool.
The thicker the jam, the better. When you make the raspberry filling on the stove, be sure to let the jam rest as long as possible before filling the cookies. Why? Because the goal is for the chia seeds to expand and become gel-like, so that a nice, thick jam forms. This usually takes about 10 minutes once you remove the pot from the stove.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before filling with jam. This will allow the cookie to set, so that when you add the jam, it won’t bleed into the cookie.
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can see and repost! Enjoy! xx