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5 from 4 votes

Almond Crunch Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These Almond Crunch Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies melt in your mouth like shortbread, have the crunch of almonds, and the richness of chocolate ganache. They are the perfect holiday bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Taryn


Dough Ingredients:

Nut Topping:

Chocolate Ganache:


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine the 2/3 cup sliced almonds and 2 tsp sweetener in a food processor and pulse into chopped. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Next, combine all the dough ingredients in the food processor and pulse until a uniform dough forms. Divide into 24 balls and roll each in the almond topping. Put on a parchment lined baking sheet and press down making a little well with your thumbs. Sprinkle a little more almond topping on each.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until the chocolate has melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Divide the chocolate ganache between the thumbprint cookies. Sprinkle with a little more of the chopped almonds.


Notes on Sweeteners: 
I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.

To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg