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(gluten-free, paleo) Lemon curd thumbprint cookies. Almond flour cookies filled with the most delicious lemon curd.
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Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies (gluten-free, paleo)

These lemon curd thumbprint cookies are gluten-free, grain-free and paleo-friendly. You’ll love the cookies, but the lemon curd may have you swooning.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free thumbprint cookies, Lemon cookies, lemon curd, paleo thumbprint cookies, thumbprint cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


Lemon Curd

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 lemons zested and juiced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 6 tbsp butter or ghee


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced


  • Whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, zest, honey and salt in a small pot. Place the pot on moderately low heat, whisk continuously and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Add the butter, one tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated. Transfer to a jar and place in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together all cookie ingredients. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough, evenly spaced, onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Use your thumb to create an indentation in the cookie. Fill the indentation with a dollop of lemon curd.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook as the cookies will not change color much, but they will brown on the bottom. Cool for 10 minutes.


  • You will likely have leftover lemon curd to enjoy.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.2mg