Spooky chocolate soy nut butter cookies

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Spooky chocolate soy nut butter cookies

Growing up with a nut allergy (to all nuts except for almonds!), I got used to my restrictions and learned to not feel sorry for myself. When I tell people about my allergies, I often get comments like “So you’ve never had Nutella (or some other food made with nuts)? Man, that must suck!” Well, not really. I was okay with it.

Flourless chocolate soy nut butter cookies -- gluten, dairy, and nut free!

Except on Halloween. It was hard as a kid to have to give up half my Halloween loot because of all the nut-filled chocolates! And I always had to forego eating the homemade treats at my classroom Halloween parties because the parents couldn’t guarantee that their baking hadn’t come in contact with nuts. It was the one time of year when I bitterly wished I wasn’t cursed with a nut allergy.

Which is why when I bake now, I like to try to accommodate everyone. So for Halloween this year I made these nut free chocolate soy nut butter cookies using I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter. These cookies are not only nut free, they’re also free of gluten and dairy as well. Holidays are always more fun when everyone can enjoy them!

Flourless chocolate soy nut butter cookies -- gluten, dairy, and nut free

Spooky chocolate soy nut butter cookies
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Flourless chocolate soy nut butter cookies that are nut free, dairy free, and gluten free.
Yield: 9-10 cookies
  • 1 cup I.M. Healthy Creamy Soynut Butter
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • Optional: ½ cup coconut butter (not oil) or royal icing for writing
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the soy nut butter, cacao powder, brown sugar, maple syrup, egg, and salt. Mix with an electric hand mixer until everything is combined.
  3. Use your hands to roll the dough into 9-10 balls, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the balls slightly with your hand.
  4. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 8-10 minutes. They will still be a bit soft when you remove them, but they will firm up after cooling on a cooling rack.
  5. Optional: Melt ½ cup of coconut butter in a dish, then let it cool in the fridge until it has firmed to an icing-like consistency. Scoop into a piping bag, then use to decorate the cookies. Note: you may have to put it back in the fridge between cookies to let it firm up again. Alternatively, you could use royal icing, which is easier to work with. If you choose to ice the cookies with coconut butter, make sure to store them in the fridge!


Flourless chocolate soy nut butter cookies -- gluten, dairy, and nut free

Are you doing any Halloween baking? 


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17 Responses to Spooky chocolate soy nut butter cookies

  1. Yuuuuuum! These sound great, love the idea of using soy nut butter. I have never used that before. I do like to do halloween baking, and I made some halloween stuffed peppers last year. Its fun to make food for the seasons :)

  2. These look great! I love how you find creative ways to use nut free products. You definitely don’t let your allergies hold you back! :)

  3. Love the sound of these…and even more how you take your nut allergies in your stride! As delicious as Nutella is, food restrictions could be far worse! No Halloween baking for me this year but for the sake of being festive, I will be sure to eat an extra dose of orange…and chocolate ;)!

  4. These look delicious!! My sister’s fiancee is allergic to nuts as well and she has been looking for nut-free cookie recipes to test out. This one is perfect for Halloween!

    • Chelsea

      Luckily making nut free cookies isn’t too hard! Soy nut butter and sunflower seed butter are perfect replacements for any recipe calling for nut butter.

  5. These look so good! I haven’t done any baking lately…and I probably won’t do any Halloween backing because I still have some birthday cupcakes to eat :-p

  6. These are so cute and festive for Halloween!! I am amazed at how simple the ingredient list is too!

  7. I didn’t mind trading away the candy I couldn’t eat, but missing out on baked goods was always disappointing. I never would have thought to write with coconut butter. So clever!

  8. It’s people like YOU who through your allergy set backs- truly showcase that it does nothing- seriously- your restaurant reviews, creative recipes- you’re doing good buddy!

    I’m waiting for November 1st to buy the tacky candy Australia (Failed) to sell off.

  9. You know I can totally relate to this! And I can’t help but laugh when people shoot a horrified look my way when I tell them that I can’t eat so many things, because it doesn’t really suck so bad when it’s all you’ve ever known. I love that they make schools allergy friendly zones now, though. Back in my day, I had to put up with all sorts of peanut butter shenanigans…

    • Chelsea

      Back in my day I had to go eat in a separate room from everyone else! I was at least allowed to choose one friend to come eat with me though…

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