Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

If I were a cartoon character, the fantasy side of me hopes I would be considered a beautiful princess such as Elsa, Rapunzel, Aurora, etc. (all of my little girl’s icons)…but the reality is I would really be more like Cookie Monster.  Not because I look like a blue hairy monster (although, sometimes I could compete with that look :), it’s more because I LOVE cookies, and hate wearing super fancy dresses.  Cookies are my favorite type of treat.  I have always said I would include fresh baked cookies with my “last” meal.  Cookies have also always been a weakness of mine.  I could pass on ice cream any day of the week, but I swear homemade or bakery style cookies call my name, asking me to eat them!

Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

As you can imagine, with my love of cookies, I am not going to waste me time on a bad tasting cookie – healthy or not….and I have just found my new FAVORITE cookies.  Seriously, these Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are to.die.for (obviously not literally)!!!  I made a batch of them, and am embarrassed to admit how many I ate – so I won’t :).  They are also grain free, gluten free, vegan, paleo friendly, and free of refined sugar, and I promise you will have no idea.  I know, I know it sounds way too good to be true, but I assure you it is true, and I wouldn’t lie to you.

Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Serves 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  5. 1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat)
  6. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  7. Course sea salt (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix the almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a large bowl
  3. Roll the dough into 16 small round balls
  4. Place the dough on a cookie sheet and make an indent in the middle with your thumb
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned
  6. While the cookies are baking melt the coconut milk and chocolate together
  7. When the cookies are done baking and still warm reinforce the thumb indent if needed
  8. Pour a small amount of the chocolate mixture into each cookie indent (you may have some chocolate leftover)
  9. Once the cookies have cooled completely, sprinkle them with course sea salt (a little bit of salt goes a long way)
Nutritional Information
  1. Calories: 163 Fat: 12 grams Carbs: 12 grams Protein: 3 grams

19 thoughts on “Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    • I like Thai Kitchen brand. They have an organic coconut milk that I buy (organic is strictly optional – just personal preference), but the coconut milk brands with the slightly higher fat content will produce better results in this recipe.

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    • I think peanut butter might change the texture. You could try decreasing the coconut oil and adding peanut butter, but I can’t vouch for the results. You could add peanut butter to the chocolate center, decreasing the coconut milk and adding peanut butter. Both sound awesome, peanut butter and chocolate is my fave!

      Let me know if you give either one a try :).

  2. I made these yesterday and they are amazing! Thank you for the great cookie recipe that will now be part of my Christmas cookie baking. Yummy!

  3. So happy I came across this recipe. I made them tonight and they are wonderful. I didn’t expect them to be crispy; they remind me of shortbread cookies. Super yummy. Thank you!

  4. I want to make the Salted Dark Chocolate Thumb Print Cookies but the recipe isn’t showing up. Can you repost it or send me the link?

    • Sorry, I am working out some technical difficulties with my blog, but the recipe should be posted now.

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