Cashew Butter Cookies


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A fool-proof and easy recipe for flourless cashew butter cookies using just 3 ingredients and completely eggless! Naturally low carb, sugar free and keto friendly, these soft and chewy flourless cookies take 12 minutes to whip up! 

3 Ingredient Flourless cashew butter cookies made eggless, sugar free and low carb!

3 Ingredient Cashew Butter Cookies

When it comes to healthy baking recipes, cookies are hands down my favorite. 

I have a plethora of healthy cookie recipes here, like these coconut flour chocolate chip cookies, strawberry cookies, and flourless peanut butter cookies

There is no time like the present for another one, but this time, using cashew butter!

I’ve received a ton of requests for more vegan, keto and paleo recipes using cashew butter. I personally LOVE cashew butter and love using it as an ingredient in many recipes. However, it’s never really been the key ingredient. 

Now? They are the KEY ingredient in these sugar free and flourless cookies. 

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For anyone who is skeptical of using cashew butter, hear me out! 

These cookies are thick, soft, chewy and loaded with chocolate chips. They are sweet, buttery and with a hint of salt to really bring out the flavors. 

If you are afraid that they will taste like cashews, I promise you that they don’t- The beauty of using cashew butter is that it is super mild tasting, and yields a buttery and rich flavor! 

Keto Sugar Free Flourless Cashew Butter Cookies made eggless

How to make cashew butter cookies

Making cashew butter flourless cookies is ridiculously simple, and needs just 3 ingredients-

It is a simple combination of combining the ingredients and baking them- there is no need for a mixer, no need for chilling the dough and definitely no need for any baking powder or baking soda. 

Tips and Tricks to make the BEST Flourless Cashew Butter Cookies

Use smooth cashew butter

Cashew butter generally comes in two varieties- smooth or crunchy. You definitely want to use the smooth variety, as it will mix well with the other ingredients, and yield soft and chewy cookies. 

Avoid using homemade cashew butter, unless you blend it into it is drippy (i.e. very liquid and pourable). 

Cashew Butter Substitutions

Cashew butter can be substituted for either smooth almond butter or smooth peanut butter. Using the latter will make these cookies no longer paleo-friendly, but both work.

Do not overbake the cookies

These flourless cookies contain no baking powder or baking soda. They also have a very soft and smooth dough. As such, they cook very quickly and continue to cook while cooling.

Check on the cookies around the 10-minute mark. Cookies are done when they are ‘just’ firm on top, and slightly crisp on the edges. 

Cookies will firm up while they cool down. 

Use ground chia seeds

Ensure your chia seeds are ground-up and a super fine texture. If you use whole chia seeds, the cookies will fall apart and bake unevenly. 

Fold in chocolate chips

Chocolate chips are an optional ingredient but highly recommended. If you do use chocolate chips, only add it at the end, once the other ingredients are already combined. This will ensure the batter doesn’t fall apart and that the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.

Add a touch of salt

Adding salt on top of the cookies will really bring out the sweetness, and pairs well with the buttery, sweet cookie. 

cashew butter with chocolate chips

How to make flourless cookies nut-free

Making these cookies nut-free is easy. Simply replace the cashew butter with either sunflower seed butter or smooth tahini.

Be wary that if you use sunflower seed butter, your cookies may come out a little bit green, but that’s completely normal! 

Can you use an egg instead of ground chia seed?

YES! If you can tolerate eggs or prefer using eggs, you can substitute the ground chia seed for a whole egg.

If you do choose to use the egg, combine the cashew butter with monk fruit sweetener first, before adding it in. 

How to store flourless cookies

Keto cashew butter cookies keep well at room temperature. Store the cookies in a sealed container or on a plate, covered in plastic wrap. Cookies will keep for up to 5 days.

You can also store cookies in the fridge to keep them longer. They will last for up to 1 month.

Can you freeze flourless cookies?

These eggless cashew butter cookies are freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for up to 6 months. Be sure to keep the cookies wrapped in parchment paper, and stored in a ziplock bag or container. 

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Keto Cashew butter Flourless Cookies recipe

Cashew Butter Cookies

5 from 97 votes
A fool-proof and easy recipe for flourless cashew butter cookies using just 3 ingredients and completely eggless! Naturally low carb, sugar free and keto friendly, these soft and chewy flourless cookies take 12 minutes to whip up! 
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 14 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large tray with parchment paper or prepare a cookie sheet.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, and mix well. If your cookie batter is too thin, add an extra tablespoon of the ground chia seeds. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  • Form 12 small balls of dough and place them on the lined tray. Press each ball in a cookie shape and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just cooked on top and golden edges. 
  • Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the tray completely. 


Start with 3 tablespoons of the ground chia seeds. Only add the extra one if the batter is too thin.
Flourless Cashew Butter cookies will keep at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 5 days. They can also be stored in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, and are freezer friendly, for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 9gFiber: 2gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.5mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Arman, I’m loving your recipes and your beautiful enthusiasm for healthy food! I have a question about the carb count listed at the bottom of the recipes. Is listed as total or net carbs!
    Thanks so much,

  2. Has anyone tried this recipe with ther flaxseed meal instead of chia seeds and if so, how did they turn out please

    1. 😀 LOVE IT! I love adding a little coconut flour to flourless cookies to make them a little bit more hearty! 🙂

  3. I tried this with ground flax instead of chia because that’s all I had lol. It taste great to me and blends well. I highly suggest it!