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Paleo Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was on the gluten free diet (which I had adopted for medical reasons after being diagnosed with celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten), I got into gluten-free baking and learned how to make a large variety of gluten-free breads and treats. Trouble was, I still wasn’t healing on the diet because I was eating grains, which is not uncommon for celiacs. These grain-free paleo cashew chocolate chip cookies cookies are a total treat and are so healthy!

I am sold on the paleo-ish way of eating and an active lifestyle. As long as I can still satisfy my occasional healthy sweet tooth, then I’m happy. I create paleo and paleo-ish gluten-free cakes, ice cream, and all sorts of baked goodies without grains, sugar, or dairy, like my delicious Paleo Mint Ice Cream. Yum!

Well, now that I’m Paleo-ish, I’m having a ball creating my own breads, muffins, scones, cookies, etc. I can eat all over again. It’s been quite a learning curve, but I’ve learned a lot. It’s been a number of years and I think the kitchen is a great science lab now.

Oh I almost forgot, I’ve shared what I’ve discovered under my Paleo Kitchen Tips page, such as my Paleo Friendly Baking Flours list.  I hope it helps you!

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Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies 2

Paleo Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Tina Turbin


These amazing cookies taste like peanut butter and chocolate – think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Yum! So for those with peanut allergies or that are on the paleo diet (no peanuts) this recipe is perfect for you!


  • Note: all ingredients must be room temperature.
  • 2 cups roasted cashew butter
  • 1 cup finely ground cashews (from raw cashews)
  • 10 tablespoons raw honey, warmed*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or ground vanilla beans
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cashews, semi-chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar
  • Coconut oil for greasing
  • *Add more honey if you prefer a very sweet cookie.


  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Grease your cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  3. Add all ingredients into a bowl excluding the cashews, chocolate chips and vinegar.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add cashews and chocolate chips.
  6. Add vinegar.
  7. Immediately drop by teaspoon or tablespoon onto your greased cookie sheet.
  8. Shape evenly or leave “rough”.
  9. For small cookies, bake 7 minutes.
  10. For large cookies, bake 9 minutes.
  11. Rotate cookie sheet in the oven halfway through.
  12. Let cool 5 minutes on a rack.
  13. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at)

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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