Allergy-Friendly SunButter Cookies

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It’s been a really long time since I’ve shared a dessert with you. I don’t make dessert often. With my little guys food allergies I have to use specialty ingredients. Thankfully they are becoming more mainstream and I can find SunButter at most grocery stores.

I first made these allergy-friendly SunButter Cookies last year. It’s taken me a long time to share them but I hope the wait is worth it.

SunButter Cookies that are Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, nut-free

I still prefer to buy most of my “special” items on Amazon. I have an Amazon Prime membership so they are delivered to my door so I don’t have to take the kids in the store. Win-Win. I’ll share links to the products I buy if you are curious. I buy them in bulk but you can purchase smaller amounts.

SunButter Cookies that are Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, nut-free

Sunbutter Cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat.
  2. “Cream” first four ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl (I use my measuring cup) mix warm water and chia seeds together. Allow them to sit for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  4. In a large bowl mix the remaining dry ingredients together.
  5. Dump all of the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Use your hands to scoop out ping-pong sized cookies and roll them into balls. Roll them in sugar. Use wet hands to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
  7. Flatten them onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.


This recipe makes about 12 cookies. They will be soft in the middle but firm on the edges, the best of both worlds. They are great for lunch boxes too!

For a little change try adding a 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.

SunButter Cookies that are Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, nut-free


I haven’t made this with peanut butter or other nut butters but if you do please let me know how they turn out. You could use a Gluten and Wheat Free Baking Mix instead of using the flours mentioned above. Be sure to read the labels to check for allergens.

If you like these allergy-friendly SunButter Cookies you should try my Brownies!

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  1. savannah t reed says:

    I made these but replaced the sugar with a few pitted dates and pureed them with a stick blender with the applesauce and sunflower seed butter, and I skipped the sugar coating. While the texture was much softer than I hoped for and the cookies were less sweet, they were excellent with chocolate chips pressed onto the tops as a final amendment. Thanks for the recipe! Great way to use up sunbutter when I have too much hanging around in the fridge.

  2. if i don’t have all those flours and the gum, is there a substitute flour that would be ok for all – or do you need that combo? -i don’t bake much so typically ive only had oat and spelt around, BUT Darling Husband just got diagnosed with Hashimotos so we are doing away w/gluten now too 🙁 thqank you!!

    • Hi Jessica, If you are new to gluten-free I recommend finding a good all purpose flour. I tried mixing flours for years and now I prefer a good all in one. It’s so much easier and less expensive. Make sure it is certified GF though. I think Oat flour would work pretty well, maybe try a half batch just to be sure. My favorites are sorghum and brown rice flour but I switched them all our for an all purpose flour.

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