Paleo Cookies with Macadamia Nuts | why are macadamias good for me?


We have forever been searching for the perfect paleo cookies. Several faileos (too hard, tastes like cardboard, crumbles + falls apart = gross) later, here it is! Our (to date) favourite paleo cookies! We like ours soft + chewy but if you bake them a little longer they will go crunchy. Hooray!

So why are they so darn good? Well, not only is this recipe ridiculously easy + tasty but we’ve added our (new) all time favourite nut to them: the Australian macadamia. That’s right! Did you know macadamias are aussie? Well, we didn’t + now we do (so we love them even more!) Here’s why you should love them too…

Why are macadamia nuts good for me?

  • macadamias contain a combo of nutrients + antioxidants that protect the heart, brain + body.
  • the antioxidants de-activate ‘free radicals’. These damage our cells + contribute to chronic disease, less free radicals = good.
  • they contain arginine (an essential amino acid) which keeps our blood vessels relaxed + flexible (we want this!), they also help with spreading optimal blood supply to the body (including the brain!).
  • macadamias DON’T spike your GI level.
  • they have 2g of fibre per 30g serving… aka digestion regularity (yes, they help you poop!).
  • macadamias are a great source of Vitamin B – this helps our bodies get energy out of food as well as the function of our nervous system.
  • magnesium in macadamias is good for nerve/muscle function (+ recovery) + bone strength.
  • macadamias contain copper! Which improves our immunity + gives us healthy skin + hair.
  • the most important reason to eat macadamias… THEY TASTE AMAZING (especially in our paleo cookies!).

With all these benefits (+ the taste factor) what are you waiting for?! Grab some macadamias + whip up a batch of our paleo cookies (you really will thank us for this one!).

Always merrymaking,

e + c

p.s if you want to know more about macadamias, click here.

p.p.s what goes with cookies?! MILK! Learn to make your own paleo almond milk, we even have a chocolate flavour!

Macadamia cookies
Serves 12
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
stuff you need
  1. 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  2. 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  3. 1/2 cup macadamias chopped
  4. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  5. 120 g (4.2 oz.) coconut oil
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
now what
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the almond meal, coconut, macadamia nuts, coconut sugar.
  3. In a blender or food processor whiz the melted coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Place tablespoons of mixture onto the prepared baking tray, at least 2cm apart.
  6. Sprinkle the cookies with a few extra chopped macadamias.
  7. Place into the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take the cookies out of the oven and allow to cool.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
merrymaker tip
  1. If you're feeling fancy, make a batch of our sugar free chocolate + drizzle on top of the cookies! YUM!
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