Vegan thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam in the middle on a white counter top.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies - Swedish Sweethearts

Vegan shortbread cookies filled with jam and dusted with powdered sugar.

Course baked goods, Dessert
Cuisine American, Swedish
Keyword gluten free thumbprint cookie, vegan thumbprint cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 98 kcal


  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegan sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer powder
  • 1 tbsp water (to mix with the egg replacer powder)
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour or gluten-free flour mix or my gluten-free flour mix recipe
  • 1/3 cup jam or jelly of choice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

  2. Cream the vegan margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl for a minute until light and fluffy.
  3. Make the vegan egg by mixing 1 1/2 tsp. the Ener-G egg replacer powder with 1 tbsp water and stir until foamy.  (This is replacing only an egg yolk, so I add only 1/2 of the water suggested on the Ener-G package).
  4. Add the “egg” to the creamed butter and sugar and mix for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add the flour ½ cup at a time while beating with a mixer until all of the flour is incorporated and you have a soft dough that is able to be rolled into balls without sticking to your hands. 

  6. Form small balls of dough by rolling in your hands and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Poke holes in the top of the balls.  Use the back of a wooden spoon or the end of a rolling pin handle to make a hole that goes in almost to the bottom of the ball.  (These holes will spread out and get bigger during the cooking process).
  8. Bake at 350° F for 12-14 minutes.

  9. Let them cool on the tray for about 15 minutes.
  10. Dust the cooled cookies in a shallow bowl of powdered sugar.

  11. Fill the hole with jam or jelly.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies - Swedish Sweethearts
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.