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In case I failed to convince some of you with my FLOURLESS ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, or, heaven forbid there should be any straggling non-believers out there after my FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES  this should seal the deal.  A great chocolate chip cookie can be made without any butter or any flour whatsoever.  They’re so quick and easy to make, I’d say  they qualify as instant gratification.   It’s revolutionary, really.

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I found cashew butter in the peanut butter aisle the other day, which prompted this recipe.   I think I can now safely say that any kind of nut butter will work with these cookies.  I’m slowly working my way through all of them…it can be homemade or store bought, doesn’t seem to matter.

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The batter is a dream to whip up — there’s nothing to sift, nothing to soften, nothing to cause any trouble whatsoever.  Just whisk or beat the egg, sugar, cashew butter, and chocolate chips together.  No need to chill.  Just scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and bake.

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About 12 minutes in the oven and you’ve got cookies.

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Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies

What You Will Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Whisk the egg and sugar together until well blended. Beat in the baking soda and cashew butter and then fold in the chips.
  3. I use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough. Space them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Flatten the balls of dough just slightly with your fingers or a spreading knife.
  5. Bake for about 12-13 minutes. The cookies will puff up and just barely begin to get golden on the edges. They will look soft and a little under done, but will firm up as they cool.
  6. Cool the cookies for a few minutes on the pan, then transfer to a rack.
http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/2014/02/flourless-cashew-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

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If you like soft, chewy cookies I think you’ll love these. I’m completely smitten. The cashew flavor isn’t dominant, so to me they taste like a regular chocolate chip cookie.  Because the cashew butter takes the pace of dairy butter and flour, these cookies are almost like little energy bars.  They freeze well, and you can actually eat them straight from the freezer!

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41 Responses to Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Lindsey says:

    Just made these and they are delish!

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  3. Shannon says:

    Baked these last night. Delicious! Having one or three with my morning coffee right now.

  4. Becky says:

    These sound wonderful. Do you know where I can find the nutritional info for the cashew butter chocolate chip cookies, flourless? I found the nutrition values for the flourless pecan sandies.
    Thanks

  5. Rodrell Green says:

    How about egg whites instead of eggs?

    • Sue says:

      It’s worth a try, Rodrell!

      • Rodrell Green says:

        I made em with a 1/2 cup of Splenda brown sugar blend and egg whites instead. They were extremely good, by far the best I’ve ever had. I did bake them too big and not long enough, so they were too soft and fell apart though. I’m considering using pure Splenda and sugar-free chocolate chips next time. That way the only nutrition is the healthy cashew fats and egg whites. Could prove to be a great treat during my cutting phase!

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  7. Natasha says:

    Wow, these look amazing! I’ve never tried making cookies with any other kind of butter so I can’t wait to try these. Thanks!

  8. […] because the other day I saw some flourless cashew butter chocolate chip cookies on Sue’s site TheViewFromGreatIsland, so when I saw Ina’s recipe for Pecan Sandies in her book Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, I had […]

  9. Oh yum!! These cookies sound lovely!

  10. grace says:

    i haven’t tried cashew butter yet, but it obviously makes some outstanding cookies!

  11. Just tried making these! They were delicious… Only thing I wonder is if 1 tsp of baking soda might have been a little too much?

  12. Candace says:

    Ohhhh….I think I might just try this with my new Smoked Chocolate chips! Thanks, Sue!
    Cheers!

  13. Eileen says:

    Ooh, these sound so good! I love cashews but somehow haven’t had the occasion to lay my hands on any cashew butter yet. Must go find some!

  14. Mary says:

    Naturally, you’ll be bringing me a handful of these this weekend, right? ;) I can’t wait to meet you!

  15. Joanne says:

    I am convinced. But if you want to keep making nut butter-infused cookies, that’s fine with me! I vote for pistachio butter next. :P

  16. Joni says:

    These look so simple and delicious. I cannot wait to try them. Do you think peanut butter would work in place of the cashew butter?

  17. Wow, Sue! These cookies look just like the real thing and I can’t believe the don’t don’t have any flour. Do you make the cashew butter or buy it?

  18. I love cashews, these cookies look incredible!

  19. SallyBR says:

    I am very intrigued by these cookies! I don’t care for peanut butter, but both almond and cashew butter are amazing, I think it’s their less cloying texture.

    I had no idea you could make a cookie that would act exactly like a “regular” type, but using no flour at all… amazing!

    • Sue says:

      It’s funny, the other nuts are definitely less assertive in flavor than the peanuts. I like them all, but for a regular chocolate chip cookie flavor, the almond and cashew were best.

  20. cheri says:

    These look sooo… good and I am craving something sweet. Can’t believe this recipe only uses 5 ingredients.

  21. I can’t wait to try these. I’ve always loved cashews but have never tried cashew butter. Silly me!

  22. Monica says:

    I love cashew nuts and have been eating that forever since my mom cooked with it all the time…but I’ve never had cashew butter! I’d really love to try this!

  23. Rose says:

    Hazelnut butter to be next on your list, please :)

  24. Yes these are energy bars and I need more energy :) (I’ll keep telling myself that while I devour 10 or 12) I still have not tried a flour-less cookie – what’s wrong with me??? Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter – any or all of the above – I’m in!

  25. I love easy recipes like this. I don’t think I’ve tried cashew butter yet but I bet I would like it!

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