Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Naturally gluten free Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ would you believe that these perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies are made without any flour, or any butter whatsoever?

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Flourless cookies are incredible.  In case I failed to convince 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.   In the cookie world, this is revolutionary.

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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.  Nut butter can take the place of both flour and butter in these simple cookie recipes, and the result is pure delicious.

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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.  GOOD cookies ;)

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If you like soft, chewy cookies I think you’ll love these flourless cashew butter chocolate chip cookies, 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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Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 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.
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74 Comments

  • Reply
    Agassi Bagramyan
    January 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Could these be made with baking powder ? new to baking haha

    • Reply
      Sue
      January 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      I haven’t tried that, Agassi, so I can’t say for sure, sorry!

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    Judy Lane
    January 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Could you share the nutrition facts on these cookies. They look delicious. Thank you.

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    Sarah
    October 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I just want you to know that I’ve used this cookie recipe for more than a year now. Thanks for posting it. I prefer these to traditional chocolate chip cookies. I usually just skip the sugar altogether because the chips are sweet enough for me! I don’t use cashew butter perse but I just stick some cashews in the ninja. I’ve also done half cashews and half almond butter when I didn’t have enough cashews.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

      I’m so glad this worked out for you Sarah, and I really agree, I prefer them to regular cookies. I haven’t tried them without the sugar, I’ll do that next time. I’ve basically made this type of cookie will all kinds of nut butters and every one has turned out great, it’s such a versatile recipe :)

  • Reply
    Poppy
    August 24, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I just made these cookies and they are fantastic. I do have a question: what is the nutritional breakdown? They taste too good to be healthy…

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 8:43 am

      I don’t have the nutritional breakdown, but I think they are much healthier than regular cookies, Poppy. You could experiment with using less sugar, if you like.

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    Kristeen
    August 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

    hi whats the protein amount you get from these?

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    Katie
    August 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Hello from Norway. Just made these, replacing the egg with a ‘flax egg’ i.e. 1 tbsp flax meal/2 tbsp water. Worked a treat. No going back! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      That’s so great to know Katie — and so nice to have you visiting all the way from Norway!!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    This is great timing – I just made some dark chocolate almond butter. Guess where it’s going…. :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Oh man that sounds good…

  • Reply
    emily
    March 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    looking forward to making these but a quick question when you say cashew butter are you referring to ones that have sugar included in them or is it just cashews that are the only ingredient? we do not have jif cashew butter in canada (which i believe would include sugar and some other ingredients) but we do have other brands but they do not include sugar. just straight up cashews.

    Thanks, Emily.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 15, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      I don’t actually remember the brand I used for these cookies, Emily, but the texture was just like peanut butter. You can pretty much use any type of cashew butter you can get your hands on, just be sure to stir it really well if it is the natural type.

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    Rebecca
    February 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks! I love the simplicity of these cookies. Plus, the variety of the nut butters with different chocolate chips, nuts and dried fruit and nuts, is endless…I wonder if you swapped the sugar for protein powder? Extra ooomff ?

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    Eva
    August 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Only just stumbled across your recipe and all I can say is *Thank You, Thank You, Thank You*! After 3 months on mainly chicken and broccoli (hello food intolerances) I today made these cookies (with coconut sugar and dried cherries instead of chocolate), sat down with a huge cup of tea and downed 4 cookies – I’m in heaven :D Love this recipe! Simple, quick and oh so delicious. Would have no issues serving these to “normal people” ;)

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

      I’m grinning from ear to ear Eva! I have quite a few food intolerances myself so I know where you’re coming from. I’m so glad you like these cookies, now you’ll have to try all the other ones in the little ‘series’ (http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/?s=flourless+cookies) I’ve got going. I agree that the cookies are so great that ‘normal’ people would love them too :)

      • Reply
        Eva
        August 17, 2015 at 12:50 am

        Thank you so much for the link! I shall continue to experiment – and eat :)
        You have unleashed the cookie monster…

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    Sunny Gold
    June 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Wow! These are so delicious. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe.

  • Reply
    cindy
    June 1, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Eggs are very bad for you. They are actually chicken “periods”…YUK!!! God has taught me much about food and we are NOT to eat dairy and meat!! And especially mixed with SUGAR!!! Causes alziehemers disease. WAtch “101 reasons to be a vegetarian”.. The guy shows digestive tracks of canine/ wolf and humans. We are not meant to eat bacteria and “DEAD” cooked food. The best foods are spinach, chards, leeks…all veggies and fresh fruits (NOT FROZEN because it changes its molecular structure and doesnt feed us correctly!)

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    Katiya
    May 18, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I just made these today! I used organic coconut sugar (which resembles brown sugar) in place of plain sugar for some extra nutrients. The end result? A house that smells lovely and a treat that kills the sweet tooth! I’d say these are pretty good considering no flour, no butter!

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Good to know about the coconut sugar Katiya!

  • Reply
    Shira
    April 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I made these with Trader Joe’s cashew butter (and their semisweet chips, which are the best), and they were great! I used 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white, though, and next time I think I will use only brown sugar. Would that work, do you think?

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 20, 2015 at 11:53 am

      That should work fine!

  • Reply
    Sonya
    March 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I made these. They are delicious. I would make them again but my local market it out of cashew butter. Working up my nerve to make my own. Maybe i will try another nut butter. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 19, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Nut butter is SO easy Sonya, all you need is a little food processor, the small cuisinart mini-prep like I use only costs about $40 I think, and it’s well worth it. Just put a cup of nuts in the bowl, and process away until it becomes a smooth butter. You will need to stop the machine often to scrape down the sides, that’s all!

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    Abbey
    March 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Wow I just made these …but with coconut sugar and I amazed at how good they taste!! Great recipe. Googled it from Dallas. May need to make more!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Great to know coconut sugar works, I haven’t tried that yet!

  • Reply
    Louise
    March 14, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Have you tried the flourless nut butter cookies with nutella?

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 14, 2015 at 11:20 am

      I just bought some to try, I think it will work, but we’ll see!

  • Reply
    Elaine Cobb
    March 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Do you think throwing in a handful of cashews would hurt anything Sue?

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    December 19, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Just made these and they are delish!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Lindsey, I have several flourless cookies on the blog if you’re interesting in variations!

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  • Reply
    Shannon
    June 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Yay!

  • Reply
    Becky
    May 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    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

  • Reply
    Rodrell Green
    May 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    How about egg whites instead of eggs?

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      It’s worth a try, Rodrell!

      • Reply
        Rodrell Green
        May 15, 2014 at 8:08 am

        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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    Natasha
    March 11, 2014 at 4:10 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 11, 2014 at 7:12 am

      You’re welcome :)

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  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    March 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Oh yum!! These cookies sound lovely!

  • Reply
    grace
    February 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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

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    Ina @ dailyinakitchen
    February 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Hmm, I made all three versions with 1 teaspoon of soda and it seemed fine. You could certainly try it with less, though.

      • Reply
        Ina @ dailyinakitchen
        March 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

        I guess when they dried completely the bitter taste went away… I was just a little too eager :)

  • Reply
    Candace
    February 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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

  • Reply
    Eileen
    February 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      I found mine in my regular supermarket, Eileen, but you can easily make some yourself.

  • Reply
    Mary
    February 27, 2014 at 6:22 am

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

  • Reply
    Joanne
    February 27, 2014 at 4:23 am

    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

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

      With white chocolate chips!

  • Reply
    Joni
    February 27, 2014 at 3:38 am

    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?

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Yes, Joni, and there’s a link in the first paragraph to my recipe!

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    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits.com
    February 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    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?

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I love cashews, these cookies look incredible!

  • Reply
    SallyBR
    February 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 7:09 am

      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.

  • Reply
    cheri
    February 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2014 at 7:11 am

      I keep posting the concept with different nut butters because I get so many people who can’t believe it can be done!

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    February 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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

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    Monica
    February 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    Rose
    February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Great idea rose, but I’m also thinking of pecans, and macadamias. And what about pine nuts??

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    February 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

    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!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    February 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    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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