VIDEO: Allergic to Nuts? This Gluten-Free “PeaNOT” Butter Cookie Recipe Is for You

Last Update: December 22, 2023

We feel for our friends and family members who have nut allergies. Never tasted a peanut butter cookie? Tragic! Thankfully, our “peaNOT” butter cookies are safe for nut-free folks and will fool even the most discerning PB aficionados.

The secret ingredient swap? Sunflower seed butter. And that’s not the only thing that sets these cookies apart from the rest. Ghee does butter one better, since it has minimal lactose and milk protein—making the resulting treats much more tolerable to those with dairy sensitivities. They’re Paleo and gluten-free, too, thanks to coconut sugar and coconut flour. Dare we call this cookie hypoallergenic?

Press play to see Mary the Paleo Chef and these cookies in action—the recipe is all yours below.

Nut-Free “PeaNOT” Butter Cookies


¼ cup ghee
¼ cup sunflower seed butter
1 egg, room temperature
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ coconut flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
Maldon salt


In a medium bowl, mix ghee, sunflower seed butter, and egg until creamy. Mix in coconut sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Finally, add coconut flour and baking soda and mix well. Let dough sit 5 to 10 minutes.

Form dough into balls about the size of 1 ½ tablespoons, and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet about ½ to 1 inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes.

Top baked cookies with a sprinkle of Maldon salt, and salty-sweet, “peanut” buttery goodness is just a bite away.

Video credits
Produced and Directed by: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography: Naeem Munaf
Editor: Stephanie Provence

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Dana Poblete

Dana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.

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