Looking for a paleo cookies recipe? These macadamia cookies are my go-to healthy snack. Loaded with good fats, from coconut oil and almond flour and super crispy, with a great nutty and buttery flavor thanks to the macadamias!
Let's begin with the story of how these delicious Paleo Macadamia Cookies came to life. One morning, I received an email from Laurie at Palaios asking me if I would be interested in a pantry hamper full of paleo goodies.
Hem...why, OF COURSE I am! But that's not what I said, because I'm a polite girl - most of the time. And so a few days later I received a 4 kilos package full of deliciousness. Wait, what?! 4 kilos is like 9 pounds aka A LOT.
9 pounds of goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut flour, almond flour, trail mix, sun-dried tomatoes and...macadamia nuts (among many others things that I won't list here because I don't want to be boring)! As soon as I saw these nuts, I knew I wanted to make some sort of paleo cookies recipe with them.
And I'm gonna have to stop you right there if you think this paleo cookies recipe is exclusively for the cave(wo)men out there. No, no, no they're good for anybody!
When I made them the first time, I knew paleo folks were going to love these crunchy macadamia cookies but I wasn't positive about all the others. I loved them, Solal loved them too but I needed another neutral taste tester to be sure.
And my non-paleo friend Bee was just the person I needed for that! I made her a batch and she ate several paleo macadamia cookies in just a few hours and even took the leftovers home. I think we can call this paleo cookies recipe a WINNER!
Thanks to my friends at Palaios - the paleo supermarket for sending me this great selection of ingredients to try!
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Paleo Macadamia Cookies
Looking for a paleo cookies recipe? These paleo macadamia cookies are my go-to healthy dessert or snack. Loaded with good fats, from coconut oil and almond flour and super crispy, with a great nutty and buttery flavor thanks to the macadamias!
Preheat oven to 320F/160C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Arrange macadamia nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let them cool and chop them roughly.
Reduce oven to 250F/120C.
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, desiccated coconut, macadamia nuts and ginger.
In a small saucepan, combine honey and coconut oil and melt gently.
In a small bowl, mix baking soda with 1 tablespoon water. Add to honey and coconut oil. Once the mixture froths up (this will happen almost instantly), remove from heat and pour on the wet ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon of water and mix well.
Using a medium cookie/ice cream scoop (or about 1 ½ tablespoons), form about 12 cookies. Arrange them on the lined baking sheets and flatten them using the back of the scoop.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before transferring them to a plate or a container.
Recipe adapted from Taste.com.au and The Healthy Chef