Hello there, @jell.
Yes, you can still record your cash payment to your employees by creating paychecks, then printing the paystub after. I'd be happy to walk you through the steps.
However, if you're using direct deposit, you need to remove the direct deposit option first to print the paystub. When you create the paychecks, just click the Open Paycheck Details then uncheck the Use Direct Deposit box.
I've attached the following article for additional reference when printing paychecks in QuickBooks: Print paychecks.
Please know that I'm just a post away if you have any other questions about printing the paystubs. I'll be happy to help you out.