Macadamia Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s no wonder that macadamia nuts are so highly prized by most people. That buttery sweetness is unparalleled in any other nut or seed. But they are also highly nutritious, with plenty of healthy fats, anti-oxidants and other vital nutrients. And ground into a butter, they make a wonderful alternative to peanut butter. Try them in cookies for a heavenly treat.

 

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Macadamia Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 tbsp macadamia or other liquid oil (avocado works well)
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut OR almond meal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor or high-powered blender, grind nuts until they resemble coarse meal. Add oil and continue to process until mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and add sweetener, shredded coconut or almond meal, egg, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Shape by hand into 1 inch balls and then flatten with the palm of your hand to about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just golden brown around the edges and beginning to set on top.
  5. Remove and let cool completely before serving.

Yield: Makes about 16 cookies.

Cholesterol: -

Food energy: 140 kcal

Total fat: 13.36g

Calories from fat: 120

Carbohydrate: 4.69g*

Protein per serving: 1.79g

Total dietary fiber: 2.64g

Sodium per serving: 42mg

Notes

*Please note that this carbohydrate count does not include erythritol. Studies have shown that erythritol has little to no affect on blood glucose levels. However, if you need to calculate total carbohydrates, add 7.5 g per cookie.

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Kathy

OMG! These cookies are amazing. Thank you for all of your hard work and fantastic recipes.

Chantal
Chantal

Gina, I read your question & thought that I might be able to shed a little light. In Carolyn’s “Nutrition Info” (above) she states:

“*Please note that this carbohydrate count does not include erythritol. Studies have shown that erythritol has little to no affect on blood glucose levels. However, if you need to calculate total carbohydrates, add 7.5 g per cookie.”

I hope that helps. :)

Gina
Gina

Hello Carolyn, can you tell me if Swerve, or erythritol in general, affects your blood sugar? I haven’t tested when I have eaten anything with it, but recently read that it does affect blood sugar. So, I was curious if that is true for other diabetics. Thanks!

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