Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia 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 Vanessa!  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!  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  😉

Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies - Desserts With Benefits
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Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Servings: 16 cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Soft and chewy Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies! Made without butter and sugar! Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Eggless.



Recipe Notes

I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I'll meet you halfway...  how does that sound?  I'll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 45mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers

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– Jess


3 comments on “Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia 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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