Crunchy, chewy, Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are a perfect treat any time of the year.
These easy gluten-free macadamia cookies make great gifts that warm your loved ones from the inside out.
Looking for more cookie recipes for the holidays? You might like my Grain-Free Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies.
My Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are equally scrumptious.
Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
I've recently decided that I don't have enough cookie recipes on the blog. I looked through all the amazing recipe I have, and there's just not enough.
You never really can have too many cookie recipes, right?
One of my very favorite recipes is Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies.
They are chewy, crunchy, and soft all at the same time. Seriously. And they are the best.
These gluten-free macadamia cookies are really simple to make and the addition of ground macadamias inside the cookies makes these gluten-free cookies chewy and delightful.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour.
The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don't have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
How to make gluten-free macadamia cookies
- Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. In a food processor, combine melted butter and remaining macadamia nuts.
- Process until the mixture forms a lumpy paste; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream the remaining six tablespoons of butter.
- Beat in sugars, egg and vanilla.
- Continue to beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the macadamia nut paste.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined.
- Stir in vanilla chips and the remaining macadamia nuts.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, two inches apart, onto the cookie sheet and bake as directed.
For the full list of ingredients and directions see the recipe card below. If you have any questions about substitutions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
Gluten Free Macadamia Cookies
One of the things that makes these gluten-free white chocolate macadamia cookies the best is the combination of flavors. You have your buttery, vanilla-y cookie, white chocolate chips, and marshmallow like macadamias.
Have you ever tried a raw macadamia nut? It melts in your mouth like a cloud of marshmallows.
Although the macadamias in this recipe are toasted, they still have that marshmallow effect when enjoyed in this delicious cookie.
When I bake these cookies I like to use good vanilla extract, and when I splurge, vanilla paste.
Up until I started working Rodelle products, I hadn't tried vanilla paste. Vanilla paste to me is the top-shelf version of vanilla. It's concentrated and has a smooth, rich finish - almost like a fine bourbon or aged wine (but without the acidity).
What white chocolate chips are gluten-free
This list of gluten-free white chocolate chips may change. Always check labels before purchasing. Some of these may be processed in a facility that also processes wheat.
Another thing that the Rodelle vanilla paste is amazing in (not related to cookies) is whipped cream! I can tell a huge difference in using the paste vs. vanilla extra in fresh made whipped cream.
It gives it a sweeter, smoother flavor as opposed to the vanilla extract. I discovered it by accident one day when I reached for the paste instead of the extract and I haven't gone back since.
If you are looking for a cookie that travels well this is the gluten-free macadamia cookie for you. Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia cookies also make great gifts, and are the perfect treat for Santa.
Texan Erin Baking has a roundup of 20 amazing Gluten-Free Cookies that you are sure to love.
These Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are just one of the amazing recipes she shared. Just double check the ingredients in the recipe as they may not all be gluten-free.
Did you make these cookies? Stop back by and let me know what you thought.
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g