Coconut Cashew Cookies


These Coconut Cashew Cookies are really easy to make and go perfect with a cup of tea or a fresh glass of homemade coconut milk.

Don’t worry if you don’t like the crunch of coconut flakes because I don’t either, but you won’t have the crunch because the coconut flakes are ground very fine in the food processor.

And, you still have the subtle taste of coconut with the nutty flavor from the cashews.

These delicate little cookies are vegan, flourless, gluten-free and grain-free with no refined sugars.




5 Fast Facts About Cashews:

  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
  • rich source of minerals
  • high in magnesium and copper
  • excellent source of antioxidants

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flakes:

  • 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
  • healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
  • can help to decrease cholesterol
  • high in lauric acid
  • excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption






Tip #1:  These cookies are a little finiky, but unbelievably good if you get them right (which I have done about 50% of the times I’ve made them).  You have to keep a very close eye on them in the oven to make sure they don’t overcook and burn.  Then you have to let them sit in the pan until they are completely cooled off before removing them or they will crumble apart.

Tip #2:  I use the same big coconut flakes I buy in bulk from Tropical Traditions to make these, but grind them up very finely with the cashews before mixing them with the other ingredients.

Tip #3:  For the organic granulated sweetener, I used raw coconut crystals.

Tip #4:  You can buy the coconut flakes (for the recipe and to make homemade coconut milk) and the coconut oil in bulk from Tropical Traditions.


Coconut Cashew Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugar) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 1 1/2 cup organic raw cashews
  • 1 cup organic shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup organic granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 2 tablespoons organic full fat coconut milk


Step 1 Add the cashews and coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until they are coarse and crumbly.

Add the sweetener, vanilla extract, pink himalayan salt and baking soda to the cashew/coconut mixture in the food processor and pulse again until everything is well combined.

Add the coconut oil and coconut milk to the processor and pulse again until everything is well combined.

Using a spoon, take a small amount of the cookie dough into the palms of your hand and roll gently into a ball shape.

After you put them on the baking pan, gently press down the cookies slightly (they will flatten out more while they are baking).

To prevent them from burning on the bottom, put the baking sheet with the cookie dough on top of another baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don't overcook/burn.

Remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 - 10 minutes or until they cool completely. DO NOT try to remove them while they are still warm, they will crumble and break apart.

Once they are cool, move them to a cooling rack so they will get crisp.



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  1. Margaret says

    These are the most delicious cookies I have made in a long time. A complete hit with my family, too, and I made them exactly according to your recipe. Thank you!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Margaret! Although this isn’t one of my original recipes, it’s one of my favorites to make as well and I’m happy to be able to share it with you!

      Thanks for trying it out and I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the cookies 😉

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