Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies

Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies

Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies

Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies
This delicious recipe for Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies is made from a few simple ingredients and are very simple to make. They have a scrumptious buttery texture and are definitely morish so you may want to try to limit the amount that you eat. They are a little like eating shortbread because of the buttery taste so are the perfect low carb and low sugar replacement for shortbread around Christmas time and would make a lovely gift as well. Don’t limit them just to special occasions though as they also go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee.

The flavors of vanilla, almonds and macadamias go really well together. If you don’t have any macadamias on hand, you can always try switching them for pistachios or slivered almonds, for an equally delicious variation.

I suggest that you use pure erythritol in these cookies in order to try to get more crunch in your cookie. If you use a sweetener such as Stevia, it can cause the cookies to be a little soft. Some times when you bake with erythritol, it can take a couple of hours for food to crispen up so you may need a little patience. It really isn’t very useful though if you want to eat these straight away. These cookies do taste amazing straight from the oven even when baked with stevia, the problem with stevia can become apparent after a couple of days of storage. If you are going to eat these cookies pretty much straight away, you won’t have a problem with them if you do use Stevia.

As I have made a conscious decision to reduce my sugar intake and my taste for sugar, I try to use a minimal amount of sweetener in all of my recipes. Some of you might find that some recipes aren’t sweet enough for your palate, especially if you are just starting to cut back on sugar. I suggest that you have a taste of the dough once you have added the sugar, and see what you think before adding any more sweetener. Almond meal tends to lend a bit of sweetness to recipes as well so if you do add any extra sweetener, try to minimize the amount that you add.

I hope you like enjoy these cookies. If you are looking for other delicious cookie recipes, check out this recipe for Low Carb Ginger Spice Cookies and these lovely Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies

Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Snacks
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: cookies, keto cookie, low carb baking, low carb cookie, macadamias, sugar free cookie, vanilla
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 125 gms /4.5 oz melted butter
  • 50 gms /1.8 oz chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/3 cup erythritol sweetener or 3 tablespoons of Stevia/Erythritol Blend adjust for flavor
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 150 C/300 F fan forced
  • Method
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients really well ensuring the baking powder is well mixed in.
  • Add the melted butter and mix until well blended.
  • Place a length of cling wrap on the bench and spoon the mix along the middle of the wrap.
  • Using your hands, start to create a long cylinder shape cookie size in diameter, compressing the dough to remove any pockets of air.
  • Roll the cylinder up in the cling wrap and continue to roll and shape it into a nice round shape. The dough will be slightly sticky especially if it is warm. You can cut the dough in half and create 2 cylinders if it is easier.
  • Place the dough the fridge (or freeze) for approximately 30 minutes or till dough is firm.
  • To slice into biscuit rounds, simply unwrap dough and using a sharp knife slice off cookies approximately 5-7 mm thick, ready to bake. Smooth off edges with hands if desired.
  • Place onto baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes at 150 C/300 F fan forced. Allow to cool on the tray.
  • These cookies are best eaten fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


  • Add pistachios or slivered/chopped blanched almonds in place of the macadamias.
  • For plain vanilla biscuits simply omit the addition of the chopped nuts.
  • Note that you can switch the sweetener used but erythritol is best to get a crispy crunchier finish.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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