Gluten-free & Dairy free Jam filled butter cookies – Grandma’s favorite with a buttery soft inside

When I was a little kid one of our family friends used to makes these insanely delicious jam filled thumbprint cookies. They were so good that I could easily half a container in one sitting. As I’ve gotten older and my food allergies have become way worse, gluten being #1, I am sadly unable to eat them. However, that didn’t stop me from still being able to enjoy jam thumbprint cookies! This go around I’m just making my own gluten-free and dairy free ones. 🙂

This recipe uses my favorite type of cookie, butter cookies. I have yet to share my butter cookie recipe on here but I promise it will be very soon. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free and only contains a few ingredients so it’s so easy to make! Some of my favorite vegan butters are Earth Balance, Country Crock and Miyoko’s European style butter. I have yet to try making these cookies vegan but I don’t think it would be too hard to go about. If anyone does omit the eggs for a vegan alternative then be sure to comment below because I would love to know how it came out. 🙂

The inside of these is a delicious butter flavor, a soft filling and topped with the sweetness of the jam gives these 5 stars in my book! They are a take on the classic butter cookie but amped up with my favorite jam flavors. You cannot go wrong with making this recipe because it will be a hit with everyone for whatever occasion.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter or use dairy-free, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup for rolling dough balls in
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 cup gluten-free flour
  • Jam – I used blackberry, raspberry and strawberry
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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease two baking trays with vegan butter.
  • In a bowl combine softened butter and sugar and cream together until well combined. Add in egg yolks, salt and vanilla extract, stir well, then add in flour. At first the dough will be separated but after mixing for a few minutes it will come together.
  • Scoop dough into 1 tbsp size balls, roll in sugar and then place on your baking tray. Repeat with rest of the dough.
  • Then using either the end of a large wooden spoon or your thumb, press an indentation into each cookie. Fill with jam, alternating between flavors.
  • Bake for 12-15 min or until the bottoms are lightly browned and the cookies are set. I pulled mine out of the oven at 13 min.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack, let sit for 5 minutes then eat!
  • Keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

Gluten free & Dairy free Jam filled Butter Cookies

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter or use dairy-free softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup for rolling dough balls in
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 cup gluten-free flour
  • Jam – I used blackberry raspberry and strawberry

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease two baking trays with vegan butter.
  • In a bowl combine softened butter and sugar and cream together until well combined.
  • Add in egg yolks, salt and vanilla extract, stir well, then add in flour. At first the dough will be separated but after mixing for a few minutes it will come together.
  • Scoop dough into 1 tbsp size balls, roll in sugar and then place on your baking tray. Repeat with rest of the dough.
  • Then using either the end of a large wooden spoon or your thumb, press an indentation into each cookie. Fill with jam, alternating between flavors.
  • Bake for 12-15 min or until the bottoms are lightly browned and the cookies are set. I pulled mine out of the oven at 13 min.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack, let sit for 5 minutes then eat!
  • Keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

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