Chocolate Chip Coconut Macadamia Cookies (grain and dairy free with egg and sugar free options)

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Macadamia Cookies. Gluten, Grain, and Sugar-Free with Vegan option. And did I mention, they are super-yummy as well!

One of my favorite childhood memories of Christmastime was baking cookies with my mother.

We would make chocolate chips, almond crescents and my all-time favorite, peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top.

Well, the sugar-laden treats days are over for me, but I still love baking and making cookies with my kids.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, when the weather is cooler, it sure is a good time to do more baking.

We’ve been trying to limit our intake of sweets in general around here, but I still take joy making healthy delicious treats for my family and friends.

And these Chocolate Chunk Coconut Macadamia cookies are a fabulous addition to my Healthy Recipe Repertoire.

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a lot of controversy on the internet now about eating grains.

Some of the different recommendations regarding grains include:

  • eating no grains
  • eating only whole grains
  • eating grains, but soaking all grains before eating them
  • eating only non-gluten grains

Now, I can’t say that I’ve sorted all of this out, but in order to watch our carb intake, I’ve been making more grain-free goodies these days.

Whether you are on a whole grains, no grains, or gluten-free diet, these wonderful cookies are a great treat for you all year round, but especially for the Christmas Holiday season when all kinds of white flour and sugar-laden treats will be calling your name.

Now you can make some delicious baked goods and feel good about offering them to your family and friends.

I saw these cookies on Civilized Caveman and they looked so good that I just had to try a few substitutions (for the eggs and the sweetener) to see if I could make them work for my family.  And voila – they were great!  He’s got some amazing recipes over there.  Check them out!!

This is the first time that I have tried a recipe from this site before, and I must say that it is worth checking out.  I wasn’t grain free when I first saw this recipe, but since I have gone grain free, this is a site that will certainly prove to be quite valuable.  Grain free or not, give it a look – it’s not often that I do so few alterations to a recipe.  This one was great from the get go!

 

More delicious, healthy treats (most all are grain free):

Have you been trying to eat fewer carbs recently? 

Do you have a favorite cookie from your childhood?

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  1. You.are.amazing. I just clicked over to your egg replacer – who would’ve thunk? I haven’t made coconut flour cookies yet and this looks perfect! Love how thick and full of nuts and chocolate chips they are! Making tonight or tomorrow – my baking buddies are excited! :) Quick question though; when you say 1-4 eggs, does that mean add until right consistency? Or am I not reading it right? :)

    • Hi Mary! I completely forgot that these called for eggs when I recommended them to you. Duh :). I just fixed the recipe – one reader commented that they were too goopy with 4 eggs and worked w/ 1 so I changed it but I have always done the 4 egg equivalent substitute. I would love it if you tell me what you end up doing – thanks! Hope you enjoy them! (The original recipe was for 4 eggs.)

      • Haha no problem! I can use eggs, so that was great. I ended up only using two eggs because the mixture was pretty thin. It thickened up after a couple minutes, but it was cookie dough consistency at 2 eggs for me. That cookie dough? Wow, so good. It needs a warning label (aka salmonella, but that has never deterred me … whoops! :) ) They didn’t spread or rise, just like you said, too. I’m not sure if the other two eggs would’ve changed this, but they were definitely softer and a little cakier than I would’ve expected. It wasn’t a bad thing at all, just different. All in all, I have loved them! Soft cookies are my favorite and these delivered! Thanks for the recipe! (oh, I omitted the macademia nuts and coconut … if I had used those, I probably would’ve needed the two other eggs.)
        ^sorry for how not concise this is!

        • Good to know – I wonder about the additional macadamias and coconut. If you ever feel like baking again I would love to know – thanks so much!