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Primal Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies

August 1, 2013

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Last weekend while Scott was off backpacking the Appalachian Trail, I hosted a small girls’ night at my house. In the spirit of paleoism (and having already planned a beach day for Monday), I set out to put together a pretty diet-friendly spread for my gals. Of course, a cheese plate may not be entirely on-plan, but I did pair it with a sweetener-free fruit spread and some apple slices to try to limit my intake of crackers! Some of the other treats I put out were these awesome paleo chicken nuggets, which I served with homemade Sriracha-ketchup, some veggies and dip, and these delicious primal cookies.

I adapted the cookie recipe from Elana’s Pantry, which is a great resource for paleo and gluten-free recipes. Her food looks so delicious you frequently wonder how its possibly made using healthy ingredient-swaps!

These little morsels were a perfect sweet treat to end a girls’ night, and a perfect little indulgence for my TV-centric lazy sunday that followed the day after!

Primal Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies (makes 3 dozen)

  • 3 Cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (plus more for sprinkling on top, if you’re into that sorta thing!)
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter (preferably grass-fed/pastured/organic)
  • 3 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped, Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Preheat oven to 350.

In a food processor, combine the almond flour, 1/2 tsp salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add the butter in a few smaller chunks, and pulse until a dough forms. Place dough in a clean bowl and stir in the chocolate and macadamia nuts by hand.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and spoon 1-TBSP sized balls of dough about 1-inch apart. Gently press down each ball of dough into more of a cookie shape, as these will not spread like regular cookies. If you’d like, sprinkle a little bit of extra salt on top of the cookies before baking.

Bake for 6-8 minutes, until lightly golden on the bottoms. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. This is essential, otherwise the cookies will fall apart!

Enjoy!!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2013 10:32 am

    They look wonderful!

  2. August 1, 2013 10:39 am

    This biscuits are amazing! Too tasty!
    I love chocolate chips! But, I have to buy tsp and cup. I’m italian girl and here we use the grams. ^_^ thanks you for yummy recipe.

  3. August 1, 2013 11:39 am

    They look delicious!

  4. watermelonfruitastic permalink
    August 1, 2013 3:28 pm

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! Definitely going to try this out πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the recipe!!! ❀

  5. August 1, 2013 4:36 pm

    Reblogged this on Penelope Jane Appleton and commented:
    These look absolutely delicious! Must try. Have some macadamia nuts from my parents recent Hawaii trip!

  6. August 2, 2013 6:13 pm

    They look amazing!

  7. August 2, 2013 8:12 pm

    mmmm,,,,

  8. August 13, 2013 12:22 am

    O my goodness, these look absolutely delicious!

    grace
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  9. August 13, 2013 10:11 am

    Yummy!!!!
    Katell

    http://unebretonneaparis.wordpress.com/

  10. August 15, 2013 8:51 am

    These look so good..thank you for sharing..:)

  11. August 22, 2013 8:26 am

    I am drooling just looking at the pictures! YUM!!!

  12. August 25, 2013 7:24 am

    They look really great! I can’t wait to try making them!

  13. August 28, 2013 12:41 pm

    Hi lovie! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!
    Check out my post on the award for details and more info: http://stylishinsuburbia.com/2013/08/28/the-versatile-blogger-award-yay/
    xo, Kenzie

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