Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

So now onto this delicious recipe.  I mean right from the start, you could never go wrong with this list of ingredients.  Macadamia nuts and chocolate chips, YES PLEASE.  That is a guilty pleasure of mine.  You can often find me hiding in a corner scarfing down handfuls of Macadamia Nuts and enjoy life chocolate chips.  Oh my mouth is watering just thinking about it, glad I have no chocolate chips in the house and I am going to change the subject now so I don’t drive to the store.  So yes, you should just go ahead and make this recipe before you eat all your ingredients which is apparently something I might have a problem with.


I have to be honest, I am fresh out of anything to talk about, but I really just don’t like blank space.  I think I can get used to it for the rest of this recipe though.  My hopes are that you at least like the photos more than my horrible grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  I hope you love this recipe and make sure you let me know once you make it.

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Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 12
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 Degrees Fahrenheit (163 Celsius)
  2. Place your almond flour, sea salt, macadamia nut meal, shredded coconut in a bowl and mix well by hand or using a hand mixer
  3. Add your butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla in a separate mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and using your hand mixer or whisk, mix well until you have a nice dough
  5. Add in your chocolate chips and mix well
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, place cookie rounds on your parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the shape you want them to cook
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop I got 12 cookies but you can make them whatever size you would like
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes for a still chewy but nicely baked cookie (adjust time to your liking)
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool
  10. Enjoy

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  1. Love this recipe! Ive tried similar recipes before and they were crumbly, dry and fell apart but these were perfect. From previous comments I was worried they would have to many wet ingredients, but it wasnt the case for me. The only thing I would change for next time (because there will be a next time) is reduce maple syrup, not because they I dont like they taste because they are amazing but because I think I can reduce it and them still be super yummy.

  2. These look deliciously amazing! Love paleo cookies even more than the “real” thing. Give my sea salt and dark chocolate chunk paleo cookies a shot :)

  3. Same problem here. Batter was runny and couldn’t really form into a shape. Already cooked 15 minutes at 325 and not done, so adding more time and hoping for the best. The batter tasted good though, b/c I had a few licks! :)

    1. Wound up having to cook them for MUCH longer, like 30+ minutes. They still taste absolutely amazing but are flat and chewy, not like the picture where they look thick. I think the recipe short on almond flour or has too much liquid perhaps?

  4. I am not a good cook (yet) and trying to bake primal or paleo can be even trickier for a novice like me. These came out perfect, other than needing to cook longer than recommended.My new favorite paleo treat! Just made these for Valentine’s Day and I’m excited to give them to my Valentines, daughter and husband.

  5. Oh, my! These sound quite delicious by themselves, but would be even more decadent with your new chocolate frosting! Who needs a spoon when you can just dunk them in all that chocolatey goodness?

  6. My dough resembled more of a batter and there was no way I could form a shape with it. It was way too runny. I followed the recipe exactly. I was wondering if the proporation of wet and dry ingredients is off in this recipe. Maybe not enough almond flour or too many eggs? I have a ton of cookie making experience under my belt. I read the line that said to put them on the cookie sheet in the shape you want them to cook and I added more almond flour until the consistency of the dough met this description. I pretty sure I had to add nearly 1/2 to 3/4 cups of almond flour. I also put another 1/4 cup coconut and another 1/4 chocolate chips just to keep the yummy flavor in balance.

    Once I made this adjustment and baked these babies, they were delicious. Always looking for some healthy once in a while indulgences. These will definitely be made again, but with more dry ingredients added to the same amount of wet ingredients in the recipe. I ended up with 2 dozen cookies,

    1. That is so strange. I’m not sure what could have happened. I am sure the recipe is correct, and I haven’t heard of other issues with it, but I am glad you resolved them and they turned out :) Thank you for sharing!

      1. So weird. I had the same problem. Came out very runny like a batter. I used honey and coconut oil, but I’m pretty sure I followed the recipe exactly. I think I need to try again.

  7. I made these today. Awesome! Thank you so much for such a delicious treat. It reminded me of and Almond Joy bar, only inside out, sort of. I also though that adding some orange zest would make a nice variation. Kudos, George!

    1. That was my original plan… to make these taste similar to an Almond Joy, but even better if I could. The orange zest sounds like a great idea, can you let me know how those turn out? :)

      1. Oh, they are definitely better! I was thinking that when I commented, sorry I didn’t include that originally. I misread the recipe as I was making these and had a whole stick of butter going, so, oh, so sad, I had to double the recipe.(I don’t think I did that subconsciously on purpose, but what a great mistake to make! Ha!)
        It may be a while before I try the orange zest, but I will keep you posted. Any idea how long these can keep at room temperature, or should I refrigerate them.

  8. Holy moly these are good! Nice and dense and coconutty, with a great chocolate hit! So George, this week I’ve had your pulled pork, banana bread and these – I think I have a problem. Is there a 12 step program available for Civilised Caveman-a-holics??

  9. Well done George. Loved the texture of these cookies. Had a nice crunch to them. Have you tried making them without eggs to see if they turn out any denser like a traditional cookie?

  10. AWESOME!!!!!!! :D i LOVE these! i make them into a slice :) if you’ve been looking at this recipe, do yourself a favour ( I’m Australian ;) ) and make them now!!! :D

  11. Has anyone run this through a nutrition calculator? I just used SparkPeople’s and it said 234 calories when recipe is divided by 16. That seems high to me. Some of the ingredients were ones other members had entered into the system and you can’t always trust the accuracy of them. I’m not a calorie nazi but was just curious where these stood.

  12. I love soft Nut Chocolate Chipcookies! These look so amazing! I’m defnitely going to have to try these. I had featured U in the post of Top 7 Adorable Cookie for Mother’s Day on AllFreshRecipes. If u have any other EATS want to be featured, please let me know!

  13. You left out which step to add the melted butter and chocolate chips. Lol. No big deal. I added more almond flour bc the dough was runny. I was at my grandmas or else I would have added a tablespoon or two if coconut flour instead. I also used prcan four instead of macadamia nut flour. I added 2 tablespoons of baking soda. They are in the oven now!

      1. Awesome. I send everyone this recipe. I’ve made about 12 dozen or more a gifts. Who doesn’t love a cookie?!? I don’t even tell people they are paleo ;) I’ve also added peanut butter to a batch because my hubby is addicted to peanut butter. And I’ve used pecan and hazelnut flour instead of macadamia nut flour. All have been delicious. Nothing beats my local pecan flour. Thanks for all the recipes. Keep em’ coming!

  14. Oh you evil genius! Just what every sweet deprived mother wants. Give your mom a special hug, not every mom births, such a creative son. Now i need to send my baking minions to work.

  15. Hi!! I know asking for substitution to these ingredients will not do justice to the recipe but I really really want to make these and I only have almonds and pecans. Can you help me make these without the shredded coconut and the macadamias??? Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Loooove your recipes!!

  16. These were deliciously Amazing!!! Mine were not puffy looking like the photos, but were still great!! Brought them into work and were a huge hit!! (Slowly converting everyone to Paleo!) Thanks for the yummy cookies!! I Love cookies!!

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