Keto Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies (Easy & Crumby)

Eating keto does not mean you have to pass on your favorite cookie this holiday season. Some simple swaps include using almond instead of all-purpose flour and sugar-free sweetener instead of granulated sugar.

These switches will save you both calories and carbohydrates, but you will not sacrifice flavor.

What Type of Cookie Is This?

Also called jam drops in some areas, the raspberry thumbprint cookie is buttery goodness. Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside can also be a bit crumbly. These buttery cookies each have a bit less than a teaspoon of jam which gives them a unique flavor.

It will surely become one of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes whether you are picking something to bring to a cookie exchange or place on your own cookie tray.

Sugar-Free Raspberry Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Total Time

Less than 1 hour.


  • 2 cups almond flour

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (or softened coconut oil)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese room temperature

  • ⅓ cup Keto Goods Allulose sugar-free sweetener

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • Keto raspberry jam


  • In a large bowl, add the butter, egg, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix using an electric or stand mixer until well incorporated (about 2 minutes).

  • Add the almond flour and baking powder. Continue mixing until a sticky cookie dough is formed. Cover with plastic wrap, put in the refrigerator and chill for about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to form the cookie dough into approximately 1-inch balls and place them onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Use your thumb to press in the center of the cookie dough ball and make an indentation into each cookie.

  • Spoon about 1 tsp of sugar-free raspberry preserves into each indentation for a jam thumbprint.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are set and golden brown on the edges.

  • Remove from the oven and allow the baked cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

A serving size is two cookies and they have about 140 calories and 2 net carbs.

Recipe Variations

You can use any kind of jam you prefer for these delicious cookies. However, you will probably find the most success with a thick jam such as apricot, orange marmalade or seedless raspberry jam.

Do you prefer a bit of an almond taste to your Christmas cookies? You can substitute one teaspoon almond extract for the vanilla extract in the recipe.

Some people sprinkle powdered sugar on their jam thumbprint holiday cookies for added sweetness. You can find sugar-free confectioners sugar so you maintain the keto status of this recipe.

Why are My Thumbprint Cookies Falling Apart?

A common problem bakers run into is using too much flour, which can lead to cookies falling apart. Make sure you measure the flour carefully.

Can Thumbprint Cookies Be Frozen After Baking?

Be certain your thumbprint cookies have cooled completely before freezing. These delicious buttery raspberry shortbread cookies can be stacked and frozen for up to one month.