Delicious Gluten-Free Cashew Butter Cookies Recipe!

Dearest readers,

I am pleased to offer you a delicious and nutritious recipe for gluten-free cashew butter cookies. This recipe is perfect for those who seek a healthier lifestyle or have dietary restrictions, as it is gluten-free and dairy-free. As a nutritionist and blogger, I understand the importance of consuming food that not only tastes good but also nourishes our body.

These cookies are made with smooth cashew butter, which is a great source of healthy fats and protein. They are also sweetened with natural ingredients like brown sugar and maple syrup, making them refined sugar-free. The almond flour used in this recipe adds a nutty flavor to the cookies while keeping them low-carb.

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients. Whether you are an experienced baker or a beginner, these cookies will surely impress you and your loved ones.

So, put on your aprons and preheat your ovens to 350 degrees F! Let us embark on this journey of making the best gluten-free cashew butter cookies yet.

Savor every bite knowing you made something truly special – made healthy.

Yours Truly,

[Your Name]

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookies
Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookies

My dear readers, I cannot tell you enough how much you will love this gluten-free cashew butter cookies recipe. This recipe has everything you could ask for in a cookie – chewiness, nutty flavor, and it’s gluten-free!

Let’s start with the fact that it’s made with smooth cashew butter instead of regular butter. Cashew butter is a great alternative to dairy-based butters for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. The combination of cashew butter and eggs makes these cookies melt-in-your-mouth irresistibly chewy.

Speaking of being gluten-free, this recipe is perfect for those who enjoy cookies but are sensitive to gluten or simply want to reduce their wheat intake. Trust me; these cookies are just as delicious as traditional ones.

And let me tell you something, these cookies contain chocolate chips! Who doesn’t love chocolate chips? They add a touch of sweetness that perfectly combines with the nuttiness of the cashew butter. These chocolate chip cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without throwing you off balance.

Finally, this recipe uses simple ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry if you have a bag of smooth cashew butter lying around somewhere, brown sugar, almond flour, baking soda, egg and salt- all can be found in your local grocery store!

So why wait? I strongly recommend trying this recipe at least once because not only are they satisfyingly delicious, but they’re also healthy snacks made right in your own kitchen. You’ll love it!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to enjoy some mouth-watering and healthy gluten free cashew butter cookies!
Get ready to enjoy some mouth-watering and healthy gluten free cashew butter cookies!

Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookies Ingredient List

The Cashew Butter Cookies recipe requires staple items that one usually has in their pantry, making it an easy-to-bake delicious snack at any time of the day. It is a perfect healthy treat for those who love to indulge in something sweet but without unhealthy preservatives or harmful chemicals.

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup smooth cashew butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (dairy-free substitutions: use coconut oil or vegan butter)
  • ¾ cup granulated sweetener (brown sugar, cane sugar or sugar-free)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • (Optional) Chocolate chips

The cookies’ unique texture comes from the cashew butter that replaces the traditional peanut butter. It provides richness and creaminess that complements the lightness of gluten-free flour with a perfect balance of sweetness from maple syrup and brown sugar. If you are on a vegan or dairy-free diet, this recipe comes with variations mentioning substitutes to replace animal-derived products. Next, we dive into the step-by-step process of baking these scrumptious Gluten-Free Cashew Butter Cookies.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are perfect for gluten intolerant, dairy intolerant people or anyone in search of healthier snack options.
These cookies are perfect for gluten intolerant, dairy intolerant people or anyone in search of healthier snack options.

Now that you have all the ingredients measured out, it’s time to start making these gluten-free cashew butter cookies!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it lightly.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ½ cup of almond flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, and 1/4 tsp of salt.

Step 3: Cream Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, beat together 1 cup of smooth cashew butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add Eggs and Vanilla
Mix in 1 egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix well.

Step 5: Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures
Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until everything is well-combined. The dough will be sticky but should hold its shape relatively well.

Step 6: Perfecting Your Dough
For extra flavor, feel free to add in some chocolate chips or chopped nuts at this point!

Step 7: Shape Cookies
Roll approximately 2 Tbsp of dough into balls and place them on your prepared baking sheet. Gently press down on each cookie to slightly flatten it.

Step 8: Bake!
Bake for about 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be slightly golden around the edges but still soft in the center when you take them out of the oven.

Step 9: Cool Down and Enjoy!
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them carefully onto a wire rack. Cool wholly before serving.

These gluten-free cashew butter cookies are irresistible from the aroma and the taste. I hope this recipe will inspire you to try some new baking creations with cashew butter or other nut butters–if not for dietary reasons, maybe just for the crave-worthy flavor!

Substitutions and Variations

 Treat yourself to these delicious and nutritious cookies with the added bonus of being vegan.
Treat yourself to these delicious and nutritious cookies with the added bonus of being vegan.

Dear readers,

While the classic Cashew Butter Cookies recipe is already delicious in its own way, it never hurts to think of new ways to make your cookies stand out! Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Flour substitutes: If you don’t have all-purpose flour or prefer to avoid it altogether, you can use almond flour, oat flour, or coconut flour instead! Keep in mind that using different flours may affect the texture of your cookies.

– Nut butter substitutes: Although we swear by cashew butter, you can use any nut butter that you like such as peanut butter or almond butter. However, the taste will definitely be different!

– Chocolate lovers unite!: Want to add more chocolatey goodness to your cookies? You can add chocolate chips into the batter or drizzle melted chocolate on top once they’re baked. Yum!

– Dairy-free and vegan options: You can replace the butter with coconut oil or vegan margarine to make these cookies dairy-free and vegan. Instead of eggs, try mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water for a vegan egg substitute.

– Sugar-free option: If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, substitute the brown sugar with granulated sweetener or cane sugar. For a low-carb option, use sugar-free maple syrup like Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup.

Remember that experimentation is key! Don’t be afraid to try different substitutions and see what works best for you.

Happy baking!


Your nutritionist cum food blogger

Serving and Pairing

 The cashew butter in this recipe gives these cookies a wonderfully rich and buttery taste that is to die for.
The cashew butter in this recipe gives these cookies a wonderfully rich and buttery taste that is to die for.

Dear readers,

These gluten-free cashew butter cookies are perfect all on their own, but they are also versatile enough to incorporate into a variety of desserts and snacks.

Serve these buttery morsels with a glass of almond milk, coffee or tea during a midday break, or for sweet treat after dinner. If you prefer something more indulgent, try pairing them with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or whipped coconut cream.

Looking to get creative? Transform these cookies into an ice cream sandwich by filling them with your favorite frozen treat. You can also crumble them over yogurt, smoothie bowls or salads for added texture and flavor.

These cookies are also great for sharing, so pack them up in an airtight container and bring them to picnics or potlucks. Your friends and family will be amazed by the delicious taste and healthful benefits of this recipe.

Enjoy these gluten-free cashew butter cookies anytime for a satisfying snack or dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are a great source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium, all of which are necessary for maintaining good health.
These cookies are a great source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium, all of which are necessary for maintaining good health.

My dear food enthusiasts, as a nutritionist cum food blogger, one of the challenges I face is helping people plan their meals ahead of time. That’s why I’m excited to share with you how to make these gluten-free cashew butter cookies ahead of time, store them properly, and reheat them perfectly for those days that you’re too busy to bake.

To make these cookies ahead of time, shape them into balls or flatten them into disks before chilling them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Once chilled, they can be baked fresh, increasing their chewiness and deliciousness. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake as directed in the recipe below.

If you prefer freshly baked cookies every day but don’t want to spend too much time baking each day, I recommend freezing any leftover dough. To do this, shape the dough into balls and freeze them on a cookie sheet before transferring frozen cookie dough balls into a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag.

When it comes time to bake, simply take out the number of cookie balls you want and let them thaw while the oven preheats. Then proceed with baking as per the recipe below.

For storing cashew butter cookies, ensure they properly cool down then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the fridge (which keeps them fresher for longer) for up to a week.

Lastly reheating couldn’t be easier: warm cashew butter cookies in microwave for 10-15 seconds or heat in oven at 350°F (175°C) for 3-4 minutes. And Voila! You have freshly baked cookies almost as good as if they just came out of the oven.

So go ahead and make these gluten-free cashew butter cookies now – rest assured that you can serve them to your guests or indulge yourself with ease anytime throughout your busy week.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Do you know what's better than one cookie? A batch of warm, goo
Do you know what’s better than one cookie? A batch of warm, goo

Now that you have the ingredients and steps all laid out for this delicious gluten-free cashew butter cookies recipe, let’s talk about some additional tips to perfect your baking skills.

1. Correct Measurement

To ensure the best results for your gluten-free cashew butter cookies, it is important to properly measure your ingredients. This can make a significant impact on the texture and taste of the final product. Use a kitchen scale or the scooping and leveling method to accurately measure your ingredients.

2. Quality of Ingredients

To achieve great taste and smooth texture, use high-quality ingredients. Choose smooth and creamy cashew butter, fresh brown sugar, and good quality chocolate chips for an even more delicious result.

3. Chill The Dough

After mixing all the ingredients together, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes to one hour in the fridge to prevent spreading while cooking. Chilling the dough will also help enhance flavors and create a chewier cookie.

4. Line Baking Sheet with Parchment Paper

For easy clean-up and to prevent sticking, line your baking sheet with parchment paper instead of greasing it with oil.

5. Temperature of Oven

Preheat your oven at 350°F degrees or 180°C, which is the recommended temperature for most cookie recipes.

6. Watch Closely While Baking

Cookies bake quickly and even a few seconds extra in the oven can cause overcooked or burnt cookies. Keep an eye on them every few minutes while in the oven, especially when nearing the end of baking time.

7. Cool Before Serving

It might be tempting to dive right into those freshly baked cookies as soon as they are out of the oven but before serving them wait for 5-10 minutes to let them cool down. This allows them to settle in and completely form before indulging in their goodness.

With these helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to perfecting your gluten-free cashew butter cookie recipe in no time. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I highly recommend trying out this gluten-free cashew butter cookies recipe. Not only is it a delicious treat free of gluten and dairy, but it’s also packed with nutritious ingredients like smooth cashew butter, almond flour, and ground flaxseed.

Whether you are gluten intolerant or simply looking for healthier alternatives to traditional baked goods, these cookies are the perfect choice. With their chewy texture and nutty flavor, they’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing taste.

Plus, this recipe is highly customizable – you can swap out ingredients to create variations such as chocolate chip or peanut butter cashew butter cookies. And with the option to make them vegan-friendly and sugar-free, it’s a versatile recipe that can cater to a wide range of dietary restrictions.

Don’t miss out on enjoying the balance between taste and nutrition that these cookies have to offer. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – your taste buds (and health) will thank you for it!

Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookies Recipe

This is perfect for someone who has to stay away from dairy, wheat and gluten, and sugar. I would recommend staying away from nuts in the early stages of any diet because of digestion sensitivity.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Smart Balance light butter spread
  • 1/2 cup smooth cashew butter
  • 8 teaspoons Stevia Truvia
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bob's red mill all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream the first four ingredients one adding one at a time in order given.
  • Add egg and mix.
  • Add sifted dry ingredients and mix until dough is smooth.
  • If dough isn't hard enough, put in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to harden it back up.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet sprayed with oil.
  • using a fork dipped in water, push down on dough once then cross ways.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Refrigerate cookies after they cool for best taste.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 49gCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3.2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 35.2mgSodium: 535.1mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.1g
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