SCD Recipe: Cashew Butter Monster Cookies

Cashew Butter Monster Cookies

SCD cookies have always been a tough one for me to get right. A lot of the time I haven’t found them satisfying – there’s just something about the texture of cookies made with granulated and brown sugar that is so good. After tons of experimentation I came up with this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe about a year ago.

It’s one of my most popluar recipes. I love peanut butter and those cookies have a nice chewy texture with a crisp bottom. Recently, someone asked me about making cashew butter cookies. You can make the peanut butter cookie recipe using any nut butter so I decided to take things further and come up with a new recipe.

I’ve always been one to try to combine flavors and stuff desserts with as many tasty add-ins that I can. Like when I would get sent to the store to get ice cream (back in those days that I could do that) I would get the one that had the most stuff in it – candy, fruit, nuts, swirls, etc.

I put that same love of variety into these cookies and these monster cookies were born. They’re so flavorful – dates, nuts, raisins, and just a hint of spice – don’t skip the ginger if you don’t have to!

Give them a try and let me know what you think.

SCD Cashew Butter Monster Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine SCD
Keyword crohns, crohns diet, gluten free, grain free, scd cookies, scd diet, scd recipe, specific carbohydrate diet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashew butter (no sugar or additives)
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter – sightly softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp date nectar (if you don't have, use more honey instead)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped dates (don't buy pre-chopped)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Add cashew butter, butter and egg to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer

  3. Beat on high speed for one minute

  4. Add honey, date nectar, and vanilla

  5. Beat on high speed for another minue until everything is well combined

  6. Add almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger

  7. Mix on medium speed for 1 – 2 minutes until all ingredients are combined

  8. Stir in shredded coconut, raisins, dates, and walnuts

  9. Line a baking sheet with silicon liner or parchment paper

  10. Scoop batter by heaping tablespoons about an inch apart on baking sheet

  11. Flatten cookies with back of spoon so they are about a ¼ to ½½ inch thick (cookies don't spread out much)

  12. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until cookies are golden on the bottom and not doughy on top

  13. Cool on wire rack

Sherry Lipp

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