Coconut Cashew Cookies Recipe

Coconut Cashew Cookies Recipe

How To Make Coconut Cashew Cookies

These coconut cashew cookies are a gluten-free treat that makes of quinoa flour and cashew butter. They’re light and nutty with just a hint of the tropics.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 2cupscashews,roasted, salted
  • 4tsppeanut oil,divided
  • 7tspwater,divided
  • ¼cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • ¼cupcoconut oil
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1largeegg
  • cupsquinoa flour
  • ¾tspbaking soda
  • ½tspxanthan gum
  • ½tspcardamom,ground
  • tspmace,ground
  • 2cupsunsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Place cashews, 1 tablespoon peanut oil, and 1 teaspoon water in a food processor or blender; pulse until cashews are ground. Add 1 tablespoon water to cashew mixture and pulse until a thick and chunky paste starts to form.

  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon peanut oil to mixture and pulse until desired consistency is reached. Measure ½ cup cashew butter and store remaining cashew butter in a container in the refrigerator for another use.

  3. Mix brown sugar, white sugar, cashew butter, coconut oil, butter, and egg in a large bowl.

  4. Combine quinoa flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, cardamom, and mace in a separate bowl; pour into sugar mixture and mix until dough easily forms into a ball. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 1½ hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Spread coconut flakes into a shallow bowl. Form cookie dough into small round balls using a spring-loaded scoop.

  7. Roll each cookie dough ball in the coconut and arrange on a baking sheet. Press each ball with a fork dipped in quinoa flour, making a criss-cross pattern.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Calories: 132.49kcal
  • Fat: 10.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.89g
  • Fiber: 1.39g
  • Sugar: 3.18g
  • Protein: 2.59g
  • Cholesterol: 8.56mg
  • Sodium: 33.50mg
  • Calcium: 7.91mg
  • Potassium: 115.60mg
  • Iron: 0.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 13.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.12mg
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