Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies


Ok I have two important things to cover before the recipe.  First, this recipe tastes amazing because of the amazing Macadamia nuts I get right up the street from my awesome friend Rina at Cali Mac Nut Company.  She provided me with these delicious nuts plus gave me the recipe that I just made a few minor adjustments too.  Second, I have not tried this recipe with any nut butter besides Macadamia.  I have no idea if it will work with almond, coconut, sunflower seed or any other butter you can make.  It might but I am not sure.

Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies

If you couldn’t tell, I tried to get all cutesy with the photos.  I don’t know if I succeeded because I didn’t really have a stand out favorite.  They aren’t the worst photos I have ever taken but I was having a creativity block when it came to styling.  I hope they look good enough to get your mouth watering.  Just so you know, the gorgeous drops of sweetness on the below photo is some honey I drizzled on the cookies.  You don’t need it but I was in a sweet moment.

Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies

So I won’t keep you much longer, but I have to just remind everyone that PaleoFX is coming up and if you are going, I can not wait to meet you.  I love Austin and had a great time last year.  I want to meet so many more faces this year, just don’t come to my cooking demo since I don’t know what I am doing haha.  Just kidding but if you are going, please come find me so I can give you a hug and say thank you. 
Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies

4.8 from 6 reviews
Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies
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Serves: 16
Macadmia Nuts
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 Degrees Fahrenheit (163 Celsius)
  2. Place your macadamia nuts in your food processor or Blend-tec and process to a coarse butter scraping down the sides as needed
  3. Add your egg, butter, and honey and process to combine
  4. Add in your salt, all spice, and cinnamon and process to mix well
  5. Add your coconut flour and baking soda and process one last time
  6. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in your diced apples
  7. If your dough is hot because of your food processor, chill your dough in your refrigerator
  8. Using a medium cookie scoop I got 16 cookies but you can make them whatever size you would like
  9. Spread your cookies out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and press them down to look like cookies
  10. Bake for 15 minutes for a still chewy but nicely baked cookie
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool
Macadamia Nut Butter
  1. Place your macadamia nut butter in a large mixing bowl
  2. Melt your butter and then add to the mixing bowl with the egg, honey, salt, all spice, cinnamon and using a hand mixer or whisk, mix well
  3. Add in your coconut flour and baking soda and mix until incorporated
  4. Add in your diced apples and mix by hand
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop I got 16 cookies but you can make them whatever size you would like
  6. Spread your cookies out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 15 minutes for a still chewy but nicely baked cookie
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool
**This recipe has been successfully done using all sorts of other nuts as a 1 for 1 swap with macadamia nuts. You just may need to slightly adjust the cooking time. Enjoy

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  1. Been craving a cookie, glad I found this gem! Since the processer was used so much and my critic advised me my apple slices were to big… I got carried away and pulsed a little too much. Didn’t add anymore dry ingredients and it still was a success! “Fool proof” in my book, I’ll give a link on my site. Thanks a lot.

  2. Hi! I’m wondering if I could take out the apples? Do i need to replace them with anything else? I’m worried that it won’t keep as long if I added a fresh apple.

  3. IT’S SHAMEFUL HOW TASTY AND DELICIOUS THESE ARE!!! MAKING MORE THIS WEEKEND FOR MY SON. These cookies make me overeat them b/c they are so good!!! Thank you for the recipes. Your awesome!!

  4. My kids and I liked this cookies a lot. It can be hard to find raw macadamia nuts but I order them from a internetshop. (Sweden)

  5. I made this recipe with hazelnuts and they are sooo good! I was a little surprised by the stickiness of the dough it was really hard to get it out of the bowl and onto the pan but a little greasing with some butter helped. Thanks for another great recipe. I am going to make these for Passover next week.

  6. These look amazing, can’t wait to try them after I’m done doing the zero to very low sugar thing. Oh and I nominated you on the Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards. You are awesome George!

  7. I just made these cookies and have eaten 4 still warm :) They are very very good! I diced the apple up very small and cannot taste it (not a warm fruit kind of person.) I followed the recipe exactly but mine came out not flat at all like the pictures. I cooked a few extra minutes bc of this. Hopefully there will still be some left when my husband gets home :)

  8. I have really been on a macadamia nut eating craze lately so this post is incredibly well timed for me. Also I love the little chalk board in the back saying mac nut apple cookies and the cute smiley face. LOVE!

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