Low Carb Macadamia Nut Cookies

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I just love these cookies. They are sweet and soft with the buttery crunch of the macadamia nuts. The glaze puts them over the top. Like most low carb baked goods, they are even better the second day- or the third if they make it that long.



Low Carb Macadamia Nut Cookies

1 stick of softened butter

1/2 cup powdered erythritol

12 drops EZ Sweetz (or 1/2 cup Splenda)

2 eggs

1/3 cup ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups almond flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

3/4 cup rough chopped macadamia nuts


1/2 cup powdered erythritol

2 tablespoons almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream butter, erythritol, EZ Sweetz, eggs, ricotta, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and blend well.




Remove from blender and fold in chopped nuts.






Use a mini ice cream scoop to portion dough onto cookie sheets. Then use the back of a teaspoon to flatten the cookie dough. (You may have to wet the spoon to keep the dough from sticking.)




Bake for 14 minutes, until edges are lightly brown. Allow cookies to cool, then mix powdered erythritol and almond milk in a small bowl to form a glaze.

Store in the refrigerator. They are better chilled than they are fresh from the oven.

Makes 34 cookies:  1 NET carb each


4 thoughts on “Low Carb Macadamia Nut Cookies”

  1. These are really delicious, but they weren’t crisp like a regular cookie – they stayed soft. Is that how yours were too, or did I do something wrong?

    1. I don’t think you did anything wrong. The only crunch factor in mine came from the nuts themselves. If I find a way to make a crisp type of cookie, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  2. We made these, and they turned out well and were great with almond milk. I noticed something on the baking aisle that will help reduce the cost of the macadamia nuts. They sell bits and pieces for baking for about 2/3 the price of the can I bought, and they are already about the right size to use.


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