Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Before I show you how to make Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies, I have exciting news! My husband and I are getting a new apartment in the heart of downtown Boise! And let me tell you, it is SO COOL!

We just rented our house (rent started yesterday) and are now we are temporarily living at my in-laws’ guest house (so kind of them) until our new apartment is ready to be moved in. We are thrilled and cannot wait to get all settled in. This means, Amazing Paleo will now have a new kitchen! I will be sure to take lots of pictures of it for you guys to see. I know great cooking/baking times await me in that place.

So life is a bit busy right now with work, moving, and the new apartment remodeling that we have going on. I will try my best to post at least once a week…until we are all settled in and then I can pick up the pace a bit and have more frequent recipes on the blog for all of you.

Today I am sharing one of my all time favorites…my Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies. Our family loves these! We took a bunch with us to the cruise we went to, and they were gone all in one day.

These Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies are:

  • Sweet
  • Nutty
  • Crunchy
  • Perfectly balanced
  • Healthy
  • Paleo

5.0 from 2 reviews
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The ultimate Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies! A dessert party featuring paleo-approved ingredients, that make a perfectly balanced and perfectly textured gluten free treat!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  3. Mix almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, baking soda and salt in a large bowl, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract; pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Grab ~2 tbsp of the batter and roll into a ball. Place on the lined baking sheet and flatten the ball with your hand to create a cookie shape. Repeat with the rest of the batter, and bake for 18-20 minutes. Check them at minute 16, to ensure they're not burning. Let cool and enjoy.
Tools You’ll Need:
- 2 baking sheets
- Aluminum foil
- 2 mixing bowls
- Spatula
- Whisker
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie -- Calories: 250 Fat: 21 g. Carbohydrates: 14 g. Protein: 4 g.


Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies

And if you like these, be sure to check out my Walnut Apple-Banana Cookies recipe too!

26 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies”

    1. Hi Denise. Yeah, you can, you just have to play with the different types of flours when it comes to measurements for specific recipes. Some flours work very differently than others, requiring variations in quantity and ingredients you need to mix them with. For example, coconut flour absorbs a lot more liquid than almond flour, so you’ll have to adjust accordingly.
      You might want to try half coconut flour and half tapioca flour for this recipe. I have not tried this combination myself, so I am not 100% sure how it will turn out 🙂

    1. Hi Priscilla! My mixture was very sticky as well, but “stick” with it ;). Wet your hands a bit before grabbing a bit of the mixture…this will help deal with the stickiness and will make it easier to create your cookies. You will love the results so make sure you give it another try!

    1. Oh awesome!!! Yeah, the organic ones (with no sugars added) are Paleo approved 🙂 Have fun baking more cookies!

  1. I have looked everywhere and searched the internet extensively…where can you find cranberries w/o added sugar? Everone I find just has organic sugar added or agavae nectar. Any tips?

  2. Hi there! I’m new to Paelo, and we’ve really been enjoying it (a huge thanks to your site for that!!), but I was wondering about the chocolate chips in this recipe. I thought no sugar (except agave or honey) was Paleo approved. Can you please advise!? We are really wanting something sweet only a few weeks into Paleo!


    1. Hi Meaghan! Dark chocolate chips are Paleo approved, so enjoy them (moderately, of course!). 😉 Natural sugars such as: organic maple syrup, raw honey, coconut sugar & (all) fruits…are allowed, so don’t be afraid to use these in your recipes. Just be careful of how many fruits and natural sugars you intake; moderate consumption (1-2 servings maximum a day) is preferred. Enjoy the Paleo diet, it’s a great lifestyle to follow!

  3. This recipe sounds amazing – looking forward to trying it – however, I am concerned that you are lining your baking sheets with aluminum foil??? why? aluminum is not good for us and impregnates into our food when cooking, why can’t I just put them directly onto the stainless cookie sheet?

  4. My goodness! These are delicious! I have a toddler with multiple food allergies (thankfully ok with eggs recently and nuts are good too) and a teenager who decided to go grain free. Whilst searching for new family meal ideas I came across Paleo, and then your page. Since my husband and I follow Slimming World, I made the cookies quite small so we can enjoy them too. Thank you 🙂

  5. Hi! How do you store these cookies for later, and around how long should they be good for? I always have a hard time determining the freshness duration for paleo desserts.

    1. Hi Alexys! Welcome to and thanks for your question! 🙂 I store them in Tupperware containers or Ziploc bags for freshness, and then keep them in the fridge. If you’re not going to eat them for a while, I recommend putting them in the freezer and then just thawing them when you’re ready to enjoy your cookies. Hope this helps! XOXO

  6. I just found this recipe….but, alas….no ingredients are listed. Did they get dropped from the page somehow?. These look amazing. I think I’d love to satisfy my sweet tooth with these.

  7. It seems like all these cookie recipes have coconut sugar or honey or some other sweeter and everyone know cancer loves sugar–why not use stevia??? I will try some of them using stevia and let you know how they turn out.

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