Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk(unsweetened, full fat)
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnutschopped
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted buttersoftened
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Chocolate Ganache-

  1. In a small pot heat, coconut milk over medium-low until the edges start to bubble. Turn off heat and add in chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and combined. Transfer to a piping bag or small resealable plastic bag. Allow to come to room temperature as you prepare the cookies.

Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies-

  1. Chop hazelnuts into small pieces, add to a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix almond flour, softened butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, and almond extract together in a mixer on medium speed until a cohesive dough form, about 60 to 90 seconds.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon size dough, roll in to a ball and then roll to coat in chopped hazelnuts. Arrange the balls of dough about 1 1/2″ to 2″ apart. Use your thumb to create about an 1/2-inch wide indent in the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until they start to turn light golden brown on top.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool them on the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  7. Cut the tip off the piping bag or resealable bag. Fill the center of each cookie with chocolate ganache. Allow to cool until the centers are shiny, soft and solidified before serving. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 155                                 Calories from Fat 126
                                                              % Daily Value*
Fat 14g                                                          22%
Saturated Fat 4g                                       20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 11mg                                         4%
Sodium 20mg                                                1%
Potassium 69mg                                         2%
Carbohydrates 6g                                        2%
Fiber 2g                                                            8%
Sugar 4g                                                           4%
Protein 3g                                                        6%
Vitamin A 150IU                                             3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg                                            0%
Calcium 30mg                                                 3%
Iron 0.7mg                                                        4%

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