Think you can't have yummy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on low carb? Think again! Check out this easy low carb macadamia nut cookie recipe.
Once you learn most of the low carb hacks, you won't ever feel deprived. You will have to learn to how to cook, though.
When I first moved to low carb eating, my cooking was pretty horrible. I was determined to eat good food so I slowly taught myself how to make the foods I was missing.
After making the white chocolate bars last week, I knew there was one recipe that had to be tried. This of course is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.
It took a couple tries to get a cookie texture that I liked. The first batch resulted in super flat cookies so I upped the baking soda. Then, the texture wasn't quite right, so I added some zero carb whey protein powder.
The result are some yummy low carb white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that you and your family are sure to enjoy. These cookies are an old favorite and I'm glad I can finally enjoy a low carb version.
I was tempted to add a bit of VitaFiber or Sukrin fiber syrup to provide a softer texture. However, the last batch gave a nice texture so I didn't bother with another attempt. I may try a tablespoon in a future batch just to see if it makes a difference.
I probably won't be making these cookies too often as macadamia nuts are pretty expensive. Couple that with the cost of low carb ingredients and it really adds up. However, I think these low carb white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are worth it.
These are a great cookie to make for special occasions or holidays. Especially if you'll be sharing them with your low carbing friends and family.
Be warned that it's easy to eat the whole batch by yourself. I had a hard time just eating one or two cookies.
I think these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies will freezer well if you want to save some for later. You could certainly freeze half the cookie dough to bake fresh later.
One of the things I like to do when freezing cookie dough is to freeze the dough in scoops. That way, you can just take out the number of cookies you want to bake. If you want just a few, you can use the toaster oven to bake them up.
I enjoyed eating these low carb white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with a tall glass of almond milk. It's a treat that's hard to beat!
White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are my second favorite cookie. My favorite are chocolate chip cookies. And I've got a recipe for soft and crunchy chocolate chip cookies. Do you have a favorite cookie that you haven't found a good low carb recipe for?
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup low carb sugar substitute or Swerve
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons unflavored whey protein or coconut flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder original had baking soda which may be a mistake
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 batch homemade white chocolate or 4 oz low carb white chocolate bar, chopped
- 5 ounces macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
- In medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and granular sweetener (I used Sukrin:1) with electric mixer.
- Stir in egg and vanilla.
- In small bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, whey powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir dry mix into wet mix.
- Mix in white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
- Scoop tablespoonfuls of batter on silicone or parchment paper lined baking pans. Bake at 375°F (Comments noted this might be too high. May want to try 325-350°F instead) for 8 to 10 minutes (edges should be nicely browned).
- Cool for five minutes, then transfer each cookie to wire rack to cool completely.
- Store covered in refrigerator. Best served next day (they will be crumbly right after baking).
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 19 [calories] => 91 [carbohydrates] => 1.7 [protein] => 7.8 [fat] => 9 [saturated_fat] => 3.5 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 0 [monounsaturated_fat] => 0 [trans_fat] => 0 [cholesterol] => 10.8 [sodium] => 119.8 [potassium] => 0 [fiber] => 0.9 [sugar] => 0.4 )
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These are delicious! I used erythritol (plus some stevia and monk fruit sweetener to taste), Lily's white chocolate chips, and Pulsin unflavoured whey protein powder, but next time for a simpler version I might try it without the chocolate chips (maybe more nuts??) and use more coconut flour instead of the protein powder. I also added some orange extract and lemon zest for a bit more oomph, and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache made with 100% chocolate, double cream, and powdered allulose. Perfect! Next time I'll make a more "solid" drizzle using just melted chocolate and powdered sweetener (i.e. no cream). This is wonderful... I see myself making this often. Thank you 🙂
Delicious! Before I started watching my sugar intake, I used to love the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies sold at Subway. To bake these, I used coconut flour instead of the whey, birch xylitol as my sweetener, and Bake Believe sugar-free white chocolate chips (sold at wal-mart). These come pretty close to the Subway version and are a welcome addition to my keto cookies all-star roster! Thank you for sharing.
How many cookies is a serving it making 38? Nutrition content of one serving please? These are amazing.
Data is for each cookie if you get 38 small ones as I did.
did you use roasted and salted or raw macadamia nuts
I used roasted unsalted.
I really want to bake these. What kind of macadamia nuts do you use, raw, roasted & unsalted or roasted & salted?
I used roasted salted ones. But you can use any depending on your own preference.
these were delicious. I didn't have any macadamia nuts so I used 3 ozs of slivered almonds worked great!
I made these cookies for Christmas. They were amazing! So happy to have discovered this recipe!!i
I saw the recipe on Chocozero white chocolate chip. I will make these often.
I'm so glad you enjoyed these low carb cookies over the holidays!
Beth Boudreaux Jelks
These cookies are fantastic. I found the recipe on the back of the Choc Zero white chocolate chips. I will be making these again and keeping them in the freezer, to keep me from eating too many.
Can I make these without butter or less butter...or sub butter with almond milk? I’m trying to lower the calorie content and make these more of a protein snack...less greasy.
You should be able to use coconut oil (or butter flavored coconut oil) or lard in place of butter.
The cookies look delicious. The first dozen I put in the oven burnt. I mean really, really burnt. I had the oven at 375 for 8 minutes. Is the 375 a typo, maybe?
I had started freezing the dough I had left over. Just pulled them out of the freezer, and am going to trying them at a lower temperature.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Some ovens can vary, but I'm surprised they would burn in only 8 minutes. It may have been 325 since I typically bake my cookies at 325-350°F
Want to try these soon. But doesn't Xanthum gum hold them together better ?
Not always. I find cookies hold together best when chilled.
sub for whey protein?
You could try egg powder or collagen.
Can I use any kind of sweetner in this recipe? And can I use vanilla protein powder?
Any sweetener is fine and vanilla whey should work. You may want to cut back on the sweetener if using vanilla protein powder.
I made the white chocolate just so I could try these. I thought they turned out wonderful! They baked just like you picture. I cooked them after the dough had been the fridge so it was very firm. I keep them in the freezer and just take one out occasionally for a treat. Thank you for all your hard work and taking the time to post your wonderful recipes!
Good to know these freeze well too!
Is the extra salt needed as the nuts are pretty salty?
You do not need to add extra salt if your nuts are salted.
Where can you find low carb white chocolate?
KZ Clean Eating makes one made with xylitol. And, you can buy ones by Ross with maltitol if the sugar alcohol doesn't bother you.
Lily's chips are sugar free. You can get them at Wal-Mart
The recipe has a mistake using Baking Soda. Made these cookies and they look great but tasted awful due to the large quantity of Baking Soda. I added coconut oil as well since they are very crumbly.
That may have been baking powder.