"Cashews Just Want to Have Fun" Cookies. Warm and Chewy!

Cashew Butter Vegan Gluten-Free Cookies
Vegan cashew cheese and cashew cheesecakes are pretty popular in most vegan-friendly kitchens, but what about the cookie department? Why do almonds and peanuts always get to have all the fun when it comes to nut butter cookies? Well today, the humble cashew gets a shot at delicious glory in the cookie part of your day. Get the recipe for these warm and chewy "Cashews Just Want to Have Fun" Cashew Cookies!...

These lightly spiced Cashew Butter Cookies are dreamy, nut buttery and hinted with vanilla, cinnamon and ginger flavors. A swirl of optional blackstrap molasses adds some complexity and a boost of plant-based iron. Coconut oil adds richness and gluten free ingredients throughout. Let your cashews have some fun in the kitchen today!

It starts with this fresh cashew butter blend..
Fresh Cashew Butter Blend

Cashews Just Want to Have Fun! Cookies..

Cashew Butter Cookies

Kathy Patalsky
Published 07/18/2014
Cashew Butter Cookies
These cashew cookies taste insanely amazing, and are vegan, gluten-free. Hints of spice and everything delicious. Give cashews a piece of the cookie spotlight!


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, grade B
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (softened)
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour (or another flour to sub)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp blackstrap molasses, chilled
  • 3/4 tsp pink salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegan sugar for coating (optional)
  • 12 cashews, for topping cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 390 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Add the raw cashews, coconut oil and maple syrup to a food processor or blender. I used my Twister jar for the Blendtec. Blend from low to high until smooth, about 2 minutes or so.
  3. Pour the cashew butter mixture into a large mixing bowl, it should be nice and thick, yet silky. Add in the flour, salt and spices. Fold until combined. Lastly, add in the molasses and lightly fold to "swirl" it into the dough. The chilled temperature of the molasses helps to firm up the dough just a bit too. Roll the cookies into balls and roll in a bit of vegan sugar (optional) then place on the baking sheet. Press down on each dough ball with a fork or spoon to flatten a bit. Top each cookie with one raw cashew.
  4. Bake at 390 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a baking rack for at least ten minutes before serving. Store in the fridge and warm to room temperature to serve.
Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: cookies,cashews,vegan,glutenfree,easy,baking,dessert
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