Paleo Diet Recipe: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies - dummies

Paleo Diet Recipe: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Kellyann Petrucci

Nuts are a key part of your Paleo diet, so why not mix up a batch of fresh-baked cookies that marries macadamia tree seeds with Paleo-approved chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut.

These cookies will largely retain whatever shape you put them in before baking, so shape them as desired.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 14 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

4 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, ground

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

3/4 cup Paleo-approved chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Microwave the honey and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl for up to 1 minute on a medium power to melt them together.

  3. Add the honey mixture to a large bowl with the eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix well with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

  4. Add the coconut flour and mix well. Stir in the macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips by hand.

  5. Drop heaping tablespoons of cookie batter onto the baking sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Remove from the oven and let the cookies remain on the pan for 1 minute before transferring them to wire racks to cool.

Per serving: Calories 189 (From Fat 126); Fat 14g (Saturated 9g); Cholesterol 47mg; Sodium 32mg; Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 3g.

If you aren’t sure where to find Paleo-approved chocolate chips, try the Enjoy Life brand. They’re dairy-, soy-, and nut-free.

Recipe courtesy George Bryant, CEO and author of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations