Gluten-Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. #easy #healthy #almondflour #paleo #dairyfree #norefinedsugar #baking

These rich and fudgy double chocolate chip cookies get an upgrade from the buttery crunch of macadamia nuts. This easy recipe is one your friends will beg for!

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 2 Hours & 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours & 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 15-18 1x
  • Category: Snacks + Treats
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1c  + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2c coconut sugar
  • 1/4c + 2tsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3c chopped  unsalted macadamia nuts
  • 1/3c  dark chocolate chips


  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt the semisweet chocolate chips. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sift the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the ghee or coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and coconut sugar.
  4. Starting at low speed, gradually add the almond flour mixture, scraping down the sides as needed. Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined – about 60 to 90 seconds.
  5. Fold in the dark chocolate and macadamia nuts.
  6. Chill for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight. If chilling for over 2 hours, remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before scooping.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  8. Using a spoon or cookie dough scooper, create 1 1/2 tbsp balls of dough, rolling them between your palms to create spheres.
  9. Place cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. 
  10. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling

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