Chocolate Dipped Cashew Almond Butter Cookies with Candied Sage

These flourless cashew almond butter cookies are dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with candied sage. They’re a fun chewy winter treat!

Not a night goes by since starting my nutrition plan with Renaissance Periodization about a year ago that I don’t enjoy a generous nut butter drizzle on top of my casein protein mug cake. It’s the “dessert” I look forward to (especially when cutting as it’s literally the food high point of my day) but also accompanied by one of the most difficult decisions I have to make…almond or cashew butter?

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These flourless cashew almond butter cookies are dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with candied sage. They're a fun chewy winter treat!

Life’s hard sometimes.

Flourless cashew almond butter cookies are chewy, moist and delicious with a chocolate coated edge.
Candied sage garnishes these chocolate dipped cashew almond butter cookies for a festive twist!

In any given week, there are usually no less than 3 open nut butter jars in my pantry. Almond and cashew butter for me, peanut butter for the husband and depending on when my last trip to Trader Joe’s was, perhaps some cookie butter too (ok, that’s not really a nut butter but, close enough). Cashew butter tastes like straight up dessert to me, I adore the stuff. It’s super creamy consistency and subtle sweetness just win me over. Almond butter, although grittier and less sweet, still has a piece of my heart too though as it was my original nut butter love once I discovered there were other nuts out there besides peanuts that could be “butterized”.

Chewy and soft flourless cashew almond butter cookies are a wonderful holiday treat garnished with candied sage.

Having to decide between the two each night feels like a parent choosing which child they love more, it’s literally impossible. When I saw the almond and cashew butter blend from Bestie, my heart skipped a beat. No more choosing? The best of both nut butter worlds in one jar? YES! Even better? The ingredient list reads a simple “almonds, cashews, sea salt”. The end. Nothing else. It was like Christmas morning a couple months early.

Add these chocolate dipped cashew almond butter cookies with candied sage to your holiday cookie plans!
These flourless cashew almond butter cookies are soft, chewy and full of festive fun with their candied sage garnish.

While I’d be incredibly content just eating it by the spoonful, I decided to celebrate with some festive winter-ish cashew almond butter cookies. They’re flourless so they’re ridiculously chewy and soft (my favorite kind of cookie) and with a dark chocolate dipped edge garnished with candied sage, they’d be a great addition to your holiday cookie baking (along with these spicy rosemary chocolate chip cookies and these ginger almond biscotti).


Chocolate Dipped Cashew Almond Butter Cookies with Candied Sage

Cook Time 10 min 2017-05-28T00:10:00+00:00Prep Time
Preparation 30 min 2017-05-28T00:30:00+00:00Cook Time
Total Time 40 mins 2017-05-28T00:40:00+00:00 Total Time

These flourless cashew almond butter cookies are dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with candied sage. They're a fun chewy winter treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips for paleo friendly option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Combined the cashew almond butter, coconut sugar, egg, baking soda, vanilla, almond extract and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat with a handheld electric mixer until thoroughly combined.
  4. Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from each other.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet. Cookies will be very soft immediately out of the oven but they will harden as they cool.
  7. Once completely cooled, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl and melt in the microwave until smooth.
  8. Dip the edges of each cookie in the chocolate mixture and garnish with a candied sage leaf. Place back on the baking sheet and let the chocolate set. You can put them in the refrigerator to speed this process up if you'd like.
  9. Combine the water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  10. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  11. Place remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar in a shallow bowl.
  12. Brush each sage leaf lightly with the liquid sugar mixture then roll in the sugar.
  13. Place sugar coated sage leaves on a cooling rack and let sit for 2 hours at room temperature.

These chocolate dipped cashew almond butter cookies are soft, chewy, moist and perfect for a fun winter treat.

13 Comments

  1. suzi

    how do you keep the candied sage after you make them, if you do that part in advance? a glass box? in the fridge? these are stunning!!!

    Reply
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Let it dry out/candy completely then store it in an airtight jar. If you’re doing it just a day or so in advance, it can stay out, just gets a little crunchier. I ate some extras off the counter on a dish for 2 days after making it :)

      Reply

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