Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Shortbread Cookies

Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

My older sister is completing her summer internship next week, and then in a short three days she will be returning to school to complete her final, senior year in university.  Congrats V!  Since she is so busy and lives an hour away, she can only visit every few weeks or so.  And even though she isn’t a sweet tooth (I guess it’s not the dominant gene in my family), I know she can’t resist a couple of desserts:

One, Tiramisu

Two, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Since Tiramisu is a daunting task for a healthy baker (EDIT:  I actually healthified it!), I chose to make the cookies instead.  Plus, she can bring cookies home or to work without any spilling or Ladyfingers turning soggy.  I’ll put “white chocolate” in quotations because I used cacao butter in the recipe to provide the chocolate flavor instead of real white chocolate for two reasons:

One, my sister doesn’t like how sweet white chocolate is.

Two, I wanted to make a sugar-free cookie…

And I can’t find a storebought white chocolate that’s not full of sugar.  But that didn’t get me down, I successfully healthified her favorite cookies without making them taste healthy at all!

Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

These Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are chewy, buttery and sweet just like regular shortbread cookies, except these have wholesome ingredients and nutritional benefits.

Most importantly, my sister loved these cookies.

Also important, she didn’t notice the three missing cookies that I ate before she arrived  ;-)



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3 comments on “Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Shortbread Cookies

  1. I’ve been looking for a healthier alternative to regular shortbread cookies! I’ll have to try these!

  2. me too, I’m wanting to make a lavender shortbread ‘healthified.’

  3. Totally addicted to your pics and recipes, trying some out this weekend. I also linked back to you as a Beautiful Blogger! Thanks for all the goodies!

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