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Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cashew Butter Cookie - Paleo and Grain-Free Cookie made with Cashew Butter

Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cashew Butter Cookies

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Chocolate + dried cherries + cashew butter = grain-free cookie perfection. As a big fan of peanut butter cookies, but not a fan of all the flour and sugar,  these flourless cashew butter cookies are a most delicious replacement. The combination of dark cocoa, chocolate chips, and dried cherries make these cookies so good you’d never know they were grain-free.

Dried cherries are like dried fruit crack. Seriously. I like the mildly sweetened ones as the unsweetened ones are quite bitter and not sweet like I’d like my cherries to be. If you’ve got a dehydrator, I’m sure you can make fantastic homemade ones, but I don’t have room for more kitchen gadgets at this point, so I buy mine at Costco, or these Yupik ones from Amazon. If dried cherries aren’t your thing, feel free to substitute the same amount of dried cranberries.

WHY CASHEW BUTTER COOKIES?

Well, first of all – I’d like to declare cashew butter as the queen of all nut butter. Maybe tied with macadamia nut butter. And Pecan. Hmm. So many nut butters, so few crowns!

Anyhow, let’s get back to why I chose cashew butter for these cookies. First off, it’s got a creaminess that isn’t replicated with most other nuts, especially in baking and as a replacement for dairy. Secondly, it has a much more neutral flavour when it’s baked than almond butter, which is more nuttier and pronounced a flavour.  And third, the texture of a cashew butter cookie is nearly identical to a traditional cookie made with flour.

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The recipe makes a baker’s dozen (13!) so I often double the recipe when I’m entertaining. These cookies aren’t overly sweet, so I think they are just about perfect with an espresso and some adult conversation. But really, what in life isn’t?

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Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cashew Butter Cookies
Flourless cashew cookies with chocolate and cherry are easy, delicious and grain-free!
Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cashew Butter Cookie - Paleo and Grain-Free Cookie made with Cashew Butter
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Passive Time 9 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Passive Time 9 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Flourless Chocolate Cherry Cashew Butter Cookie - Paleo and Grain-Free Cookie made with Cashew Butter
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, put all the ingredients except chocolate chips and dried cherries. Using the paddle attachment, mix the ingredients on low for 1 minute, until completely incorporated. Do not overmix as the batter. Add the chocolate chips and dried cherries and mix for 30 seconds. The mix may appear oily, but it is okay, I promise!
  3. On a baking tray covered with parchment or a silpat, use a small scoop or tablespoon to place cookies on the sheet, about 1 inch apart. The batter will be soft. If you'd like cookies to be flat and round, press down on them to shape them.
  4. In a preheated oven, bake cookies for 8-9 minutes. Do not overbake. They will be slightly browned but soft when they come out of the oven, allow them to cool on the tray to continue to cook.
  5. Once cooled, cookies can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container for 3 days.
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12 comments

  1. I’ve never even seen cashew butter at the store… Do you make your own or buy it? Chocolate and cherry has always been a winning combination for me — going back to Black Forest cakes when I was a kid. These cookies sound amazing.

    • Hi Lisa! I don’t usually make my own, but buy cashew butter at a bulk foods store, online/amazon or Whole Foods has their house-brand 365 Organic Cashew Butter that I buy sometimes. This recipe totally harkens back to black forest, doesn’t it?

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve never eaten cashew butter! And I really want to now- do you make your own? I don’t remember seeing it. These cookies sound phenomenal- I love chocolate and cherry together- gimme one!

    • Hi Sarah! I don’t make my own very often, but it’s quite easy. I usually buy cashew butter at a bulk food store or online, Whole Foods has their 365 Organic Brand I use from time to time as well. Cashew Butter is so creamy and delicious, worth a try for sure!

  3. Dana says:

    Oh my goodness. The title of these cookies just got better and better. Chocolate, then cherries, then cashews? And BUTTER! I don’t bake often, but recipes like these always get me in the baking mood, haha.

  4. Tina says:

    Cherries and chocolate go so well together. So interesting to add the cashews, yay for me! This looks and sounds amazing, thank you for sharing your recipes!

  5. Amanda says:

    I love cashew butter, but I definitely don’t bake with it enough. These cookies look so indulgent! Chocolate and cherries make such a classic combo. What a fantastic grain free treat!

  6. Amy Nash says:

    Ha! I lol’d at your statement about dried cherries being like dried fruit crack. They totally are and my husband and I cannot resist them! I’ll bet they are so good in these chocolate cookies!

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