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Vegan Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

A recent guest stopped at the Valhalla macadamia farm near Antigua on her way here. She brought several treats with her, including some beautiful macadamia nuts. She is also a fan of the traditionally-made cacao we have available at Lake Atitlan, so those seemed a perfect combination for a nice sweet treat.

I found a recipe I thought I could work with, then experimented to create my own version. My poor guests had to test and retest. I don’t think they minded.

I won’t try to tell you that these cookies represent the pinnacle of healthy food, but they’re pretty healthful as cookies go.

These are quick to make. If you don’t have a block of our wonderful unsweetened cacao, you could use some other kind of unsweetened chocolate.

Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 24
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Singing Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 cup sugar I used a combination of 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cacao chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water very hot
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix together the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in the cacao and macadamia nuts.
  • In a two-cup or larger bowl, pour the hot water on the coconut oil and stir until the coconut oil is melted, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the oil/water/vanilla mixture to the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined. The dough should be firm but moist.
  • Make balls about 2 inches in diameter and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. The cookies will seem underdone, but will firm up as they cool.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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