Easy one-bowl cassava flour cookies. Allergy-friendly soft cookies with lots of add-in ideas.
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Cassava Flour Nut Butter Cookies ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan

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Cassava Flour Nut Butter Cookies are easy one-bowl gluten-free cookies that will disappear just as fast as any other favorite cookie in the house. Cassava flour is an allergy-friendly flour that measures just like any all-purpose flour without an unpleasant taste change; in fact, I would be surprised if anyone even noticed.

The differences in the nut butter consistency, variety, and brand will result in slightly different textures of cookies, but they will ALL be delicious. I have made these Cassava flour nut butter cookies with almond butter, sunflower seed butter, and peanut butter. Some super creamy and some a thicker consistency.

The nut butter I used in this photo was peanut butter that was less drippy at room temperature, Skippy Creamy Natural Peanut Butter. In the next photo below, I used a very drippy/creamy natural peanut butter such as Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter or Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter. You can see the difference in the texture of the cookies.

The same would be true for nut-free sunflower seed butter cookies; some sunflower seed butter will be “drippier” than others.

Cassava nut butter cookies. Gluten-free one bowl cookies

Add-ins to the cookie dough is a fun way to change things up for different holidays or just for fun:

The marshmallows and chocolate chips are my favorite add-ins; it’s like eating a healthy s’mores cookie.

 

Here is a close-up of the s’mores cookie that is my favorite, now you can see why I like them so much! Mmm…So soft and chewy.

healthy smore's cookies that are made with cassava flour.

Here are some other types of flour that can be used in this recipe:

To Make Cassava Flour Nut Butter Cookies You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Nut Butter ~ I used peanut butter for the cookies in this post. Sunflower seed butter for nut-free diets.
  • Unsweetened applesauce ~ regular or cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar ~ dry type, I have not tried honey, pure maple syrup, or agave.
  • Cassava Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Optional add-ins listed above

**It is best and highly recommended to use the nut butter at room temperature when making these cookies.

I always like to share tools that are truly useful in baking and these silicone spatulas are super useful and the kind I like to use in my kitchen.


You might also like to try these Tigernut Sunflower Cookies With Wild Blueberries or a completely flourless GF Peanut Butter Cookie.

Enjoy!

Cassava flour peanut buttter cookies
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5 from 3 votes

Cassava Flour Nut Butter Cookies ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan

Super easy one bowl allergy-friendly nut butter cookies that have lots of options for add-in ingredients. These cookies are freezer-friendly and a crowd favorite.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20 minute recipe, allergy-friendly, cassava flour, corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, healthier peanut butter cookies, nut-free, soy-free
Servings: 15 Cookies
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nut butter at room temperature ~ Substitute SunButter for nut-free
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce regular or cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar ~ do not sub with liquid sweetener
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp Cassava flour ~ or other gluten-free blends
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • optional add-ins ~ see in notes

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Add all ingredients except add-ins in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in add-ins at this time.
  • Form balls using 2 tbsp of dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. Push down the balls to about half the size.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350. Let cookies rest for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Notes

Nutritional counts are for plain cookies without add-ins.
**Add-ins to the cookie dough is a fun way to change things up for different holidays or cravings:

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg



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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Mary these are fantastic we love them. I never get tired of trying new cookie recipes with new gluten-free flours.

    1. Hi Louise,
      I’m with you on that, I never get tired of cookies either! I’m so glad you liked this new recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    My son made these last night and we devoured half the batch already. I can’t believe there is no difference in taste with cassava flour. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    My kids absolutely loved these and did not even know these cookies don’t have regular flour. They are fantastic! Thank you Mary!!

    1. That’s what I love to hear Sarah! It’s so nice to have more gluten-free choices than we have had in the past. Let me know if you try Cassava flour in any other cookie recipes!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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