Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies: Gluten Free

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies | The Happy Housewife

I love recipes that have only a few ingredients because it means I almost always have all the ingredients I need in my house.

Last week I received several jars of Jif® Almond & Cashew Butter. While these butters are delicious on crackers, fruit (think sliced apples with almond butter – yum!), and toast, I thought it would be fun to take one of our favorite cookie recipes and modify it to use with cashew butter, since my family loves cashews. 

The result is a six ingredient cookie that can be made in about 20 minutes. Oh and it’s also gluten-free, so it’s a great dessert to take to your next party that everyone can enjoy.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 10
This is a great simple recipe that can be made quickly.
  • 1 cup Jif® Cashew Butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  1. Mix together all the ingredients except the milk chocolate chips.
  2. Add in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (May take longer)
  5. Remove from the oven when the cookies are golden brown.
  6. Allow to cook for another 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet.
  7. Cool on a wire rack - or eat them when they are still gooey and warm.

gluten free chocolate chip cashew cookies

Other ways to enjoy Jif® Almond & Cashew Butters.

  • Spread on fruit (apples, bananas)
  • Dip for pretzels
  • Spread on English muffin or bagel
  • Dip for celery or carrots
  • Mix in oatmeal
  • Mix in smoothie

This post is a sponsored partnership with Jif®. All opinions and chocolate chips are mine. 

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Earlier this year I was visiting Epcot with my family and my daughter and I passed a cronut stand. We intrigued by the name and decided to order one, even though we really had no idea what it was, except it smelled absolutely amazing!

What came out was a deep fried croissant covered in cinnamon and sugar. It was so amazingly delicious my daughter and I quickly ate it before we met up with the rest of the family so we didn’t have to share.


Two adults shoving deep fried croissant in their mouth as they walked through the World Showcase to avoid having to share.

It was just that good.

Since then, it’s been on my list of thing I want to try to make at home. I felt the family needed a chance to taste these delicious treats and I didn’t want to be greedy. ;-)

We usually do something to celebrate the last day of summer (before we start school) so I thought the best way to tell my kids summer was officially over was with plate of delicious, melt in your mouth cronuts.

It worked. They were so happy, they didn’t even care that their days of sleeping until 10:30 and staying up way too late were coming to an end. They were eating cronuts.

Easy Recipe for Homemade Cronuts | The Happy Housewife

Here’s the really cool part. All you need is a tube of crescent rolls, oil, and a sprinkling of sugar.

Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 8
These deep fried crescent rolls are a fun breakfast treat!
  • Crescent rolls
  • Canola oil (or any other frying oil)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  1. Heat oil in a heavy pan to 350 degrees.
  2. Open the can(s) of crescent rolls.
  3. Divide each crescent triangle in half.
  4. Either create donut shapes or "holes" with the crescent dough.
  5. Drop dough into the hot oil.
  6. Fry approx 90 seconds on each side or until golden brown.
  7. Place on a paper towel to drain.
  8. Top with powdered sugar or a mixture of cinnamon and granulated sugar.

Here’s a little fried food tip. Place a paper grocery bag on the counter and then cover with paper towels. This keeps your counters from getting super greasy and gross. It also makes clean up a breeze!

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You can also use a sifter to sprinkle powdered sugar on the cronuts.

Yummmmm. I don’t eat sugary, fried food very often, but when I do I go crazy. :-)

The best part about this treat is that all the kids can help.

Warning: Do not let your kids fry the cronuts! You all probably know that already, but people have done crazier things. 

Five year olds however, are just the right age for shaping.

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Sometimes they drop them on the floor and try to pick them up really quickly before mom notices and makes them throw it away.

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Our circle cronuts didn’t want to stay together.

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We gave up and made holes. Much easier and you can eat more and it doesn’t count.

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for Back to School Mornings at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Tessa

With the start of school just around the corner (or here), finding some quick super nutritious breakfast options is forefront on many mom’s minds. Breakfast is so important as a foundation for building a successful learner!

Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition into a convenient, very quick breakfast.

I developed this smoothie while on vacation. I did not have a high powered blender, so I needed things that would effortlessly blend in a basic blender. I also wanted to include as many good foods as I could to nourish my little one’s bodies.

Protein is a key ingredient in a balanced, before school meal. Our brains need protein to focus and regulate our moods. This is especially true in kids with ADD, so a typical breakfast cereal or pop tart is simply not going to cut it!

Banana tip: When I have bananas that get over-ripe, I peel them, break them into pieces, and freeze them for later use in smoothies and baked goods.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for Back to School Mornings at The Happy Housewife

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups any milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen or not
  • 3 tablespoons any nut butter (peanut, sunflower, and almond are all tasty!)
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ Haas avocado
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin, optional (additional protein - 6g/tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt, optional
  • Handful ice cubes, optional
  • Honey, maple syrup, or stevia drops to taste (this will depend on the sweetness of your bananas)
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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eMeals: Back To School Meals for 20% Off

Getting your kids back into the swing of school can be a stressful time. This year take some of the stress out of the back to school grind by having someone else do your meal planning for you. Now is the perfect time to try eMeals.

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If you haven’t tried eMeals before this deal would be a great time to check them out. eMeals allows you to pick a food style, your family size and even your favorite grocery stores. They have so many food styles to choose from like Gluten Free, Paleo, Organic, Vegetarian, and others! Based off of your information and weekly grocery deals they make a customized shopping list, meal plan and recipes. Not only does it save you time but you will also save on groceries.

Right now eMeals is offering 20% off their Back To School meals when you use the coupon code: SCHOOL. Not only will you get the discount but they are giving the Back To School Survival Guide FREE with any purchase including 10 recipes for:

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Go on and give yourself a break and see how helpful eMeals can be.

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