Cashew Butter Cookies

These cashew butter cookies are a FAILSAFE take on the classic peanut butter cookie. And oh my wow, are they good.

Peanut butter cookies are one of those things that I never ever think to make but once I (reluctantly) take a bite of them, I enjoy them. Especially if they have a little chocolate in them. When I stopped being able to eat 99% of the ingredients IN the peanut butter cookies, I kind of wrote them off as a distant memory.

And then food boredom set in and I was desperate to try something — ANYTHING — new. My tastebuds needed a change of pace. I was also wanting to push my limits a little and see what I could tolerate from the moderate column of the FAILSAFE diet.

I started off by making my own cashew butter with raw cashews, a little canola oil, and some salt. (You could also add in a little maple syrup to add some sweetness if you like.) Took about 5 minutes in my blender and made for some lovely, creamy nut butter.

Once I had the cashew butter, it was only a matter of time before I used it to make cookies. Everything about these cookies are satisfying, from the smell to the taste to the way they feel in your mouth when eating them. Remember to go slow with these cookies since cashew butter falls into the moderate column of the RPAH food list.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12


Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are a soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity treat.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a 7 x 11 inch pan and set aside.

  2. Combine shortening or butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats and the water by hand. Press half of batter into the greased pan and set aside the rest.

  3. In another bowl mix together the pears and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread the pears over the first layer of batter in pan. Top with remaining oat batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.4g15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 56mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: pears, oats, dessert, bars

Emily @ My Failsafe Life

Diving feet first into a FAILSAFE diet after years of struggling with digestive issues and feeling like crap.

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