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Gluten Free Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze

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Gluten Free Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time45 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Kim Maes


For the cookies:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce leftover homemade or canned

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed. Add the egg and almond extract, and mix for 30 seconds. Gradually add flour, a little at a time, and mix on low until just combined.
  • Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place on a large nonstick baking sheet. Make a small indentation in the center of each ball and fill with a small scoop of cranberry sauce. Chill for 20 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a rack to cool completely.
  • Whisk powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Whisk in the almond extract. Pour the glaze into a small sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Place a piece of waxed paper under the rack. Drizzle the glaze in a crisscross pattern over cookies. Let harden for 10-20 minutes before packaging as gifts.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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