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.Print
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.
- Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
- Grease your cookie sheet with coconut oil.
- Add all ingredients into a bowl excluding the cashews, chocolate chips and vinegar.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Add cashews and chocolate chips.
- Add vinegar.
- Immediately drop by teaspoon or tablespoon onto your greased cookie sheet.
- Shape evenly or leave “rough”.
- For small cookies, bake 7 minutes.
- For large cookies, bake 9 minutes.
- Rotate cookie sheet in the oven halfway through.
- Let cool 5 minutes on a rack.
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at) Paleomazing.com.