Cashew Butter Cookies
I have never really been a huge fan of peanut butter cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE peanut butter AND cookies….I don’t know…whatever, these cashew butter cookies have really changed my outlook on them!
Peanut butter is a great protein source for snacking if you are a diabetic, however, most peanut butter has added sugar. What?!! I know!!!
Plus, peanuts are not nuts, they are actually legumes, so they have the same anti-nutrients that all legumes do. Cashews on the other hand, have none of that issue, so they are a much healthier alternative for snacking and for being the star ingredient in these scrumptilious cookies!
The cashew butter cookies are also gluten-free and diabetic friendly, so you can now enter a cookie swap and feel good about it!
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Cashew Butter Cookies
- 1/2 C almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 C honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 C cashew butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 TBSP coconut oil room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
- In small mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda, whisking to fully combine
- In large mixing bowl, combine cashew butter, honey and coconut oil. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine
- Using a cookie scoop (1 TBSP) drop cookies on parchment paper and flatten to desired thickness with the palm of your hand, then use a fork to create cross hatch pattern
- Bake for 10-12 minutes till edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days