Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you're looking a super quick and easy cookie recipe that is flourless and paleo-friendly, this is the recipe for you! 7 ingredients, one bowl, one dozen cookies to fix that cookie craving!

This weekend was surprisingly really low-key and I enjoyed every minute of it since I’ll be pretty much slammed the rest of the month. I leave on Tuesday for Paris for the most random but amazing trip to date this year. I’m representing the USA in a recipe contest that I’m a finalist for!! I will be cooking my recipe in front of a panel of judges and there are five other countries represented at this competition. Sweden, Ireland, Canada, Japan, and Chile! Wish me luck because if I win, the grand prize is a 6 night, 7 day trip to Chile for two to visit the Cono Sur Vineyards and Winery! Definitely follow my quick jaunt in Paris via Instagram and Snapchat! Gina is coming with me as my guest (since sadly Jason can’t come) and will be doing the Snapchat duties when I’m cooking at the competition! Eek, it’s going to be so much fun. I’ve never been to Paris before so I’m really excited we’ll have three days to eat all the croissants we can handle ;)

We caught the new James Bond movie, Spectre this weekend. I love all the James Bond movies. So much action and suspense and I have been awaiting the arrival of this new one since we saw Skyfall two years ago. It did not disappoint and I loved Lea Seydoux as the new Bond girl in this. She’s so pretty and classy! Definitely recommend catching this if you have time :) since we have a puppy now and we’re up at the crack of dawn so we went to the 10am showing…crazy, right?

If you're looking a super quick and easy cookie recipe that is flourless and paleo-friendly, this is the recipe for you! 7 ingredients, one bowl, one dozen cookies to fix that cookie craving!

If you’re looking for a super easy cookie recipe for when the craving hits, this is flourless cashew butter chocolate chip cookie recipe for you. I made a batch of the cashew butter flavor and a batch of almond butter flavor for Jason to take on his fishing trip this past June (haha and I’m just now sharing the recipe…oops) and they were a hit! You can interchange the nut butters and it will work :) the almond butter dough is a bit more crumbly than the cashew butter one so I had to squeeze the dough between my hands, using body heat to kind of mold it together.

If you're looking a super quick and easy cookie recipe that is flourless and paleo-friendly, this is the recipe for you! 7 ingredients, one bowl, one dozen cookies to fix that cookie craving!

Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

All you need seven ingredients and one bowl to make one dozen flourless and paleo-friendly cookies!

Servings: 1
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cashew butter (or almond butter or your favorite nut butter - see note below)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips*
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut sugar and egg until incorporated. Add in the cashew butter, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until batter comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into a ball then place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Recipe Notes

If you don't want to make this a paleo-friendly recipe, you can substitute granulated sugar for the coconut sugar and peanut butter for the cashew or almond butter. Also, you can use regular chocolate chips instead of dairy-free chocolate chips if you aren't concerned about dairy intolerances or making this paleo-friendly.


Posted on November 09, 2015

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 11/09/2015 at 8:40 am

    I actually would like to try cashew butter for cookies. They look very addictive :)

  2. 11/09/2015 at 9:36 am

    go team USA!!! I can’t wait to see your trip details on snapchat! And these cookies look totally delicious :)

  3. Laura Boynton
    11/09/2015 at 1:05 pm

    I have been following your blog for a long time and I live in Chile (from USA though). If you win, I will show you around Chile! :) Good luck!!

    • Julie
      11/09/2015 at 1:58 pm

      Eek! That’d be so fun! :) :) fingers crossed for me!!

  4. 11/09/2015 at 3:53 pm

    1 dayyyyyy! Also- I had no idea you made these cookies in all our talks…WANT. How about you bring some to Paris? ;)

  5. 11/09/2015 at 4:18 pm

    Good luck with the competition! Can’t wait to follow along on your trip :)

  6. 11/09/2015 at 6:01 pm

    Now this is my kind of cookie! YUM! This also reminds me the cookie swap is right around the corner! (Thank goodness!)

  7. Jeannie Armbruster
    11/09/2015 at 6:30 pm

    Good luck darlin! This is your year!!! I will ” happy dance” for you for good luck!!!

    • Julie
      11/10/2015 at 6:42 am

      Ahh thanks girl!!! <3 xoxo

  8. 11/09/2015 at 7:57 pm

    Look at you!! Love that you are in this international competition. Best of luck & bring some of these cookies on the airplane ;)

  9. 11/10/2015 at 1:23 pm

    Good luck, Julie! I’m sure you will do awesome. I made these cookies last night. I’m not a chocolate fan (yea, haters, be kind!). I didn’t have mini chips, so used regular. Used peanut butter (because I LOVE it). Hubby said they were the best EVER. I even liked them, but would use less chocolate next time (or chop the regular chips in the food processor a bit to make the chunks smaller). Couldn’t upload a photo, but will on Facebook!

  10. 11/11/2015 at 12:52 am

    oh! I really like this idea for those of us who aren’t huge peanut butter fans. Good luck in Paris and enjoy the trip!

  11. 11/11/2015 at 9:48 am

    Loving the option for all the nut butters!

  12. 11/11/2015 at 11:41 am

    These look fantastic Julie! Loving your Paris adventures on Snap!!

  13. 11/13/2015 at 12:20 pm

    Good luck with the competition Julie! And have fun in Paris. It is such an amazing city…
    And these cookies look delicious!

  14. Are you serious?
    11/13/2015 at 9:02 pm

    Is your friend serious! She made a “held hostage on a boat” joke the night of the worst terrorist attach in years. You should be ashamed of yourselves and you’re pretty awful people.

    • Julie
      11/14/2015 at 7:57 am

      We didn’t even know what was really fully going on at that point. I don’t believe my friend meant any of that intentionally. Sure, poor word choice on her part but we were told we couldn’t get off the boat for an indefinite amount of time so we really didn’t have a lot of knowledge of what was going on. Thanks for your concern…I’m thankful for our safety and I ask you to keep France in your thoughts and prayers.

  15. 11/15/2015 at 12:13 pm

    I didn’t know flour free could look so fluffy!! I’m going to give these a try ASAP!

  16. 12/09/2015 at 1:57 am

    What a simple recipe…I have no excuse but to try it! Happy feasting.

  17. Jan
    01/06/2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi! Can i substitute cashew butter with unsalted/salted butter?

    • Julie
      01/07/2016 at 7:29 am

      No, you would completely lose the flavor of this cookie (you’d be making a butter chocolate chip cookie) and it does not have the binding qualities as the cashew butter.

  18. Spirit Demerson
    04/20/2016 at 3:53 pm

    Finally! These are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve made! And they don’t make me feel like crap! I wonder how many calories they are? A LOT I’m sure but at least it’s “good fat” and low glycemic sugar. I am so grateful for this recipe. I’ll never make any other chocolate chip cookie recipe again. For those wondering, they don’t taste like cashew in my opinion. They came out soft, not hard and crunchy, and not overly sweet. I used chocolove brand chips. The batter didn’t taste good but the cookies are perfect.

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