Chocolate Chip ‘n’ Macadamia Nut Cookies Mariel Lewis December 29, 2012 American, Baked Goods, Christmas, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Paleo, Soy Free, Treats, Vegetarian 18 Comments Before I show you how to make Chocolate Chip 'n' 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 'n' Macadamia Nut Cookies! Our family loves these! We took a bunch with us to the cruise we went to, and they were gone on day one! Enjoy this paleo cookie treat guys and see you all next week 😉 Get the full recipe here! And if you like these, be sure to check out the Walnut Apple-Banana Cookies recipe and let me know what you think in the comments! 18 Responses cath December 29, 2012 looks awesome , definately trying this one soon! Denise December 31, 2012 Is there a substitute for almond flour? Mariel Lewis December 31, 2012 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 Chris January 2, 2013 I totally love right now since I just found this recipe. Priscilla Pedraza January 6, 2013 Mariel, I couldn’t form the balls, the mixture was to sticky. I followed your recipe step by step. . what did i do wrong? Thank you , Mariel Lewis January 6, 2013 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! Priscilla Pedraza January 10, 2013 I did and we loved them! My Husband is ready for the next batch of cookies. But He wants me to add dry cranberries , is that Paleo approved? Thank you! Mariel Lewis January 10, 2013 Oh awesome!!! Yeah, the organic ones (with no sugars added) are Paleo approved Have fun baking more cookies! josh January 10, 2013 i was wondering what the nutrition facts on these cookies are because i am going to make them! Mariel Lewis January 10, 2013 * Nutritional Information (per cookie): 270 calories; 21g fat; 14g carbohydrates; 4g protein. Lynn January 21, 2013 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? Thanks, Lynn Mariel Lewis January 21, 2013 Hi Lynn. Here is a link for you to buy them online: http://compare.ebay.com/like/110959956766?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar Meaghan January 27, 2013 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! Thanks!!! Mariel Lewis January 28, 2013 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! Becky February 27, 2013 Can I omit the nuts in this as someone in my family is allergic? Mariel Lewis February 27, 2013 Hi Becky! Well, the cookies themselves are made with almond flour :/. So even if you omit the macadamia nuts, the cookies would still have nuts because of the almond flour (which is the base flour I used for the recipe). If you want a nut-less treat…you may want to give these chocolate truffles a try: https://amazingfoodie.com/2012/11/11/paleo-chocolate-n-espresso-truffles/ innerweaver March 2, 2014 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? Mariel Lewis March 2, 2014 These are so tasty! You’re gonna love them! You can always just bake them without the aluminum foil I like to use it for easy clean-up.