Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

So…I couldn’t help myself, I had to post one more cookie recipe for you.  Why?  Because you can’t have too many cookie recipes, especially during the month of December.  Agree (or course you do)?  

Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookie

Side note: Is anyone cookied out?  I am not, but honestly, I am almost there, and I can’t believe I am saying it…but I think I am done with cookies for awhile, at least a week.  I am the biggest cookie lover out there, but I think I am going to need a sugar detox come December 26th (for at least a day).

Luckily it is not December 26th, and this recipe is posted just in the nick of time for the last of the holiday parties.  This recipe was inspired by my Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies recipe.  I wanted to make a non chocolate cookie for me dad (he is seriously weird and doesn’t like chocolate), then I saw a caramel and coconut thumbprint cookie on and so I got to work to create these heavenly Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies, and yes they are as good as they look, and as good as they sound.  It actually made me a little bit grateful that my dad won’t eat chocolate, otherwise I would have never come up with this recipe, and it is a good one!!!  Plus it is gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly, and vegan…my favorite type of cookie.

Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookie


Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies 3

 Note:  the caramel recipe here will work as well

Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
Serves 20
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
For the Cookies
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  3. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  5. 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
For the Caramel
  1. 1/3 cup coconut cream
  2. 1/3 cup agave nectar
  3. 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  4. 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  5. Course sea salt (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all of the ingredients for the cookies (except the shredded coconut) in a large bowl until a dough forms
  3. Take a Tbsp sized piece of dough and roll it into a ball
  4. Roll the ball into the shredded coconut until well coated
  5. Place on a baking sheet
  6. Gently press your thumb or the back of a spoon into the middle of each cookie
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  8. Reinforce the thumbprint in the middle of the cookie when they come out of the oven, if needed
  9. Combine all of the ingredients for the caramel in a saucepan over medium heat
  10. Allow to come to a boil and then reduce heat
  11. Allow to simmer 10-15 or until it thickens and forms a caramel sauce
  12. Pour a small amount of the caramel into the middle of each cookie
  13. Allow the caramel to cool
  14. Lightly sprinkle with course sea salt
  1. There will be leftover caramel sauce
  2. You can use the caramel sauce recipe as linked above if desired (it uses a different natural sweetener)
Nutritional Information (calculated using half of the caramel sauce recipe)
  1. Calories: 111 Fat: 7 grams Carbs: 10 grams Protein: 2.5 grams
 Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

8 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

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  2. Thank you for sharing. I am about to try it but would you kindly clarify the following 🙂
    What units do I use for these?
    1/4 pure maple syrup
    1/4 coconut oil, melted

    Thank you <3

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