I am super excited about this week’s cookie recipe as it is my most favorite cookie ever! White chocolate macadamia nut cookies just have the right combination of sweet and crunchy in amongst a soft chewy cookie. And for a while now I have not been enjoying these sweet delectable sensations, well because I have chosen not to, because of the decision to eat healthier and feel better in my body.
But they are sooo good! So I had to experiment and see if I could successfully come up with a recipe that fit my dietary needs and was just as yummy as I remembered. Of course I am happy to share with you success (and may or may not be munching on one of these delectable cookies right now).
The kids love them too, as all they do is ask for cookies. For breakfast, afterschool, before supper, after supper for dessert. They’d take them to school to if they could, but it’s a nut free zone there. They would also totally sit down and eat two or three at once if I let them – so yeah I think the recipe is ok 🙂
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – Dairy Free, Sugar Free
1 c. Earth Balance vegan spread
3/4 c. coconut sugar
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 c. coarsley chopped macadamia nuts
1 c. coarsley chopped vegan white chocolate
In a large bowl cream together Earth Balance, coconut sugar and honey til smooth. Add in eggs one at a time and mix. Then add the vanilla and almond extract.
Combine the flour, baking soda and sea salt then gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
Add in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate. Stir by hand until well combined (stirring by hand keeps nuts and chocolate in chunks which is one of the delights of this cookie. Using the mixer could break these pieces up and make them smaller).
Drop dough by the teaspoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
We still have a couple more weeks of cookie recipes coming so stay tuned… they might to start to get a little Christmasy…