Gluten-Free Jam drop cookies recipe

Let me show you how to make gluten-free jam-drop cookies. This easy step-by-step recipe and 6 simple ingredients are all you need to make this delicious treat.

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jam drop cookies on a plate served with glass of milk

Jam drop cookies

These gluten-free jam drops are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re sharing them with friends or enjoying them as an afternoon snack, they’re sure to be a hit. So, go ahead and enjoy these delicious little treats that cater to both your taste buds and dietary preferences. Happy baking!

Reasons to make this recipe:

1. Easy to Make: These cookies are a breeze to prepare, making them a perfect choice for both novice and experienced bakers.

2. Kid-Friendly: Kids adore these cookies, thanks to their delightful taste and the fun thumbprint filling. They make for a wonderful treat to share with the whole family.

3. Gluten-free: These cookies are made with gluten-free all purpose flour and almond flour and are free from gluten. Let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients:

Ingredients for gluten-free jam drop cookies: 

  • Oats. Regular rolled or quick-cooking oats. Make sure to choose certified gluten-free oats if following a gluten-free diet.
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour. Or use spelt flour if not sensitive to gluten.
  • Almond meal or almond flour.
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup. Maple syrup is a great alternative to caster sugar. 
  • Jam. Feel free to use any jam you like. Raspberry jam, apricot jam, or strawberry jam, are all great options. You can even use 2 or 3 jams to create different flavors.
ingredients needed for jam drop cookies

See the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below

How to make jam-drop cookies

This recipe is incredibly simple. You don’t even need a food processor. Here is how:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F) and lining two baking trays with some parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients, such as the ground almonds (or almond flour), oats, and gluten-free flour mix (or spel flour if using).
  3. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients – melted coconut oil, milk, and maple syrup.
  4. Place the wet ingredients into a bowl with dry ingredients and stir until everything is well combined and soft dough forms.
  5. Form the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place them on prepared baking sheets. Slightly flatten each ball using the bottom of a glass cup or your hand.
  6. Using your thumb, gently create a small well in the center of each cookie.
  7. Carefully spoon a dollop of your favorite jam into each thumbprint.
  8. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them as baking times may vary depending on your oven. The cookies are ready when they turn lightly golden.
  9. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack. Once they’ve cooled down, enjoy them with a well-deserved cup of tea!
two jam drop cookies

How to store

To keep your jam drop biscuits fresh and delicious, follow these storage guidelines:

  • Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. 
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar with a tight-sealing lid, in a cool dry place away from the sun.
  • These cookies are typically best when stored at room temperature for 5 to 7 days.

Freezer Option

  • If you want to extend their shelf life, you can also freeze the cookies. Place them in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. Separating the cookies with parchment paper can help prevent them from sticking together. When you’re ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature and enjoy.

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jam drop cookies

Gluten-Free Jam drop cookies recipe

Elena Elliott
These gluten-free jam-drop cookies are delicious and very easy to make! Crunchy edges, soft centers, and melty little puddles of your favourite jam. YUM!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course cookies


  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup oats rolled or instant work well
  • 1 cup your favourite gluten-free flour mix or use spelt flour if gluten is not an issue
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil you can also use avocado oil if you prefer
  • 1/3 cup of your favourite milk I used a mix of almond and coconut.
  • 1/2 jar of your favourite jam


  • Preheat oven to 180’C (350’F).
  • Combine the ground almonds (or almond flour), oats, and gluten-free flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients such as melted coconut oil, milk, and maple syrup and mix until everything is combined.
  • Shape the dough into walnut-size balls and place them on the baking tray covered with baking paper. Flatten the balls a little using a bottom of a glass cup (or just use your hand).
  • Using your thumb, make a small well in the middle of every cookie and place approximately 1/4 of a teaspoon in it.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, your baking time might vary from mine depending on your oven. Once cookies are nice and golden, they are done.
Keyword gluten-free cookies, jam-drops
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