Cream Cheese Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cream Cheese Vanilla Macadamia Nut Cookies are delectable sugar-free and gluten-free treats perfect for those following a keto or low-carb lifestyle. These cookies not only satisfy your sweet cravings but also offer the convenience of easy storage, making them a convenient and guilt-free snack option.

Enjoy the creamy flavors of cream cheese and the delightful crunch of macadamia nuts in every bite of these expertly crafted cookies.

Cream cheese macadamia nut cookies stacked on top of each other.

How to make Cream Cheese Vanilla Macadamia Nut Cookies?

Directions

  1. Add butter to a saucepan and brown on medium-low heat until the color turns brown/amber.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener, cream cheese, melted butter, and crushed macadamia nuts with an electric hand mixer and whisk until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Make cookie dough balls about the size of a golf ball, place them on a baking sheet, cookie sheet, or parchment paper, and use the palm of your hands to press down.
  4. Bake at 325 F for 16-20 minutes or until the bottom edges start to slightly brown. Once done, place on a cooling rack and wait at least 10 minutes to cool the cookie prior to handling.

Pro Tip

Quickly cool the cookies placing them in the freezer for 5 minutes. The cookies must be cooled before handling because the cream cheese needs to cool to hold the cookies together.

What ingredients do I need to make these keto cookies?

Ingredients

  • Almond Flour – fine ground Almond Flour for a keto, gluten-free and low-carb recipe.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Butter – unsalted butter.
  • Roasted Macadamia Nuts – lightly salted and Roasted Macadamia Nuts. 
  • Cream Cheese in a block and softened to room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.

Are macadamia nuts keto?

Macadamia nuts are an excellent choice for those following a keto diet, as they contain only 7 net carbs per cup. Not only are they low in carbohydrates, but they are also rich in healthy omega fats, which promote heart health and provide numerous other health benefits, including improved brain function and reduced inflammation.

Cream cheese macadamia nut cookies served on a wooden plank, top down shot.

How many net carbs are in these cream cheese cookies?

These macadamia nut cookies have about 1.5g of net carbs per cookie.

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Cream cheese macadamia nut cookies stacked on top of each other.

Cream Cheese Vanilla Macadamia Nut Cookies

Taste the delightful flavors of keto macadamia nut cookies. These low-carb treats are made with almond flour and cream cheese, offering a creamy and nutty taste that will satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your ketogenic diet.
4.60 from 22 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: cream cheese cookies, cream cheese macadamia nut cookies, keto macadamia nut cookies, sugar free cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Print Recipe
Calories: 141kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Preheat oven to 325F.
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  • In a small fry pan, add butter on medium-low heat. Melt and continuously mix the butter until color turns amber/light brown, about 3-4 minutes. Once browned, remove from heat and let it cool down.
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  • In the meantime, use a food processor and pulse Roasted Macadamia Nuts until coarsely chunk and set aside. If you don't have a food processor, you can place the nuts into a plastic bag and use rubber mallet to break into chunks.
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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Almond Flour, sweetener, chunked Roasted Macadamia Nuts, cream cheese, vanilla extract and caramelized butter. Mix well for about 1 minute with a hand/stand mixer. Note - make sure caramelized butter is at room temperature when pouring otherwise it will 'cook' the batter.
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  • Roll the dough into 1 inch size balls and place on a silicone baking mat or greased baking sheet.
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  • Press down the dough balls using your palm of your hand to roughly 1/4 inch thickness.
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  • Bake at 325 F for 16-20 minutes (ours took 17 minutes) or until bottom edges start to slightly brown. Once done, wait at least 10 minutes for cookie to cool down prior to handling. We prefer enjoying the cookies once they have completely cooled down and hardened, which takes about 1 hour, but it's up to you!
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Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. These look absolutely delicious! We love Hawaiian mac shortbread cookies and will gladly try your recipe. I would also like to add a few keto white chocolate chips! 🙂 Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

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