Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Sometimes you need the perfect sweet treat that combines crispy, gooey, and fruity all in the same bite. That’s what I like to refer to as a mouthful of divine. And guess what? That’s what these Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies are all about. Read on, and I hope you’ll agree.

Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies on a baking sheet with coconut flakes around them.

I feel like I’m constantly trying to recreate that Raspberry Coconut fixation I had as a child. See, when I was, oh, say between the ages of 7 and yesterday, I’ve craved raspberry and coconut together.

I used to scratch that itch by eating Raspberry Zingers. I know. It’s embarrassing to even admit that.

But today I have more posh, sophisticated ways of getting in my raspberry, coconut obsession.

You know, because sophisticated and posh is what we’re all about here.

Seriously, though, there are some clever and tasty ways to combine these two flavors. For example, there’s my Raspberry Zinger Coconut Cake which is one of my favorite vegan cakes. I also made these Chocolate-Dipped Raspberry Coconut Macaroons. They were SO good! And who can forget these Raspberry Coconut Snoball Cookies.

This, I believe, is Exhibit A in proving the whole Raspberry Coconut obsession.

Looking down on food processor with the batter for these thumbprint cookies.
The cookie dough has been rolled into balls and rolled in a bowl of shredded coconut and are on a baking sheet.
Several Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies in a row on a baking sheet.

What You’ll Love About These Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

The cookie in this recipe is more like a shortbread cookie – it’s a little crispy on the outside, but the raspberry jam filling pairs perfectly with that crispy cookie. It’s like they were meant to be together. Then we added a little coconut cream icing on the top and that was, well, you know, the icing on the cookie!

These cookies are light and delicious and full of flavor and texture in each and every bite. We made the whole batch and then froze half of them to save for later. Oh, and since we’re talking about the freezer, these cookies are kind of delicious frozen. I think I might even prefer them that way. I guess I’ve got a thing for crispy!

Raspberry sauce is placed in a thumbprint hole in the unbaked cookie balls.

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Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies - a delightful addition to your afternoon pick-me-up!

Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

You’ll love the crispy crust and chewy center of these Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies, including a coconut cream icing that makes it all worthwhile.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • cups flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Raspberry Jam Filling

  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raspberry jam

Coconut Drizzle

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¾ – 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla-flavored plant-based milk


  • Heat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • In a food processor combine the margarine, coconut oil, coconut extract, and powdered sugar. Pulse until well combined.
  • Add the corn starch and flour and pulse until combined.
  • Place the half cup of shredded coconut in a bowl and and then roll the dough into balls and roll through the shredded coconut before placing on the prepared cookie sheet, about 1″ of space between them.
  • After you’ve made all the coconut dough balls, next prepare the Raspberry Jam Filling. In that same bowl that held the coconut, add another half cup of shredded coconut and the raspberry jam. Stir to combine.
  • Use your thumb or a spoon and create a dollop in the middle of each cookie dough ball. Add a bit of the Raspberry Jam Filling to each cookie.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the outside of the cookie is slightly golden. Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool completely before icing.
  • To prepare the icing, place the coconut oil and powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine. This mixture will be thick and course. Add the plant-based milk, one teaspoon at a time until you reach a desired consistency. Drizzle the frosting on cooled cookies.
  • Store in a sealed container. These cookies will last longer if stored in the fridge.

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Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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11 Responses to Raspberry Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

    • Thanks, Christina! I completely agree. Thumbprints rule. Besides, it’s like you’re getting to play with your food. Who doesn’t like that! 🙂

  1. Just made these! They taste amazing but I think I messed up? I used earth balance butter instead of margarine assuming it would be the same but maybe not. The dough was VERY dry and difficult to work with. I managed, but half of them look really bad, haha. They really do taste great though.

    I also uses almond extract instead of coconut because that’s what we had.

  2. Amazing. Made these for a non vegan crowd and they loved them. Just follow the recipe just as it states and you will have no problem!

  3. Just made this recipe. The taste is amazing. I did have trouble with the dough being dry as well. I was able to get it to form into the cookies but after it baked its very crumbly. But again great taste


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