Sugar free Macadamia Coconut Cookies – with Xylitol & Stevia

Sugar free Macadamia Coconut Cookies

These cookies are not only chewy, gluten and sugar free.

No they are also heart-friendly with a buttery flavour, honey colour and a nice crunch when you bite the chunky macadamia nuts.

They feel really substantial as well when you hold them under your nose to smell the delightfully sweet caramel flavour of the coconut clusters.

You can make these cookies dairy free by leaving the butter out and just use coconut oil. Or use Earth Balance to make them fully vegan.

You need not worry that Macadamia nuts might have a high fat content. Apparently they contain mostly un-saturated fats that your body needs, as well as good amounts of minerals and protein.

Hence these cookies are filling in the most satisfying uplifting oatmeal cereal bar (flapjack) joy kinda way. You could easily graze on one of the bigger cookies mid morning and not get hungry at lunch.

That makes them the ideal travel food. But they are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge, so the nuts don’t get rancid. The cookies have a lovely subtle caramel flavouryou’d never guess that they don’t contain any sugar. Yes you heard that right – these cookies are made with no sugar. Only stevia and xylitol!

 sugar free cookies with stevia and xylitol

Sugar free Macadamia Coconut Cookies - with Xylitol & Stevia
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 6
  • ⅓ cup (75g) butter or Earth Balance spread, softened (I used ⅔ coconut oil and ⅓ butter)
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated Xylitol
  • 1 sachet of Stevia (1 tsp)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla bean
  • ¼ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (60 g) gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • generous pinch salt
  • ½ cup (45g) quick-cooking oats (you can grind them with a grinder like this for a finer texture)
  • ½ cup (75g) desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts (plus 6 halves for deco)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F (gas mark 5). In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until well blended. Stir in oats, coconut and nuts.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper. Then shape six flat circles of dough about a finger's width thick. Alternatively form small round mounds. Leave a little space in between each cookie.
  3. Stick a Macadamia nut in the center of each cookie.
  4. Bake until golden brown. Takes about ten minutes. Cool down on a cooling rack.
Makes 6 medium sized Cookies.
These cookies freeze well and thaw within 30 mins.

 Have you seen the other 17 scrumptious Christmas Cookies here?


    I shared this recipe with Allergy free Wednesday, 5 Ingredient Mondays and Wellness Weekend.


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    • These look great! Not gonna lie I was just thinking what a great combo coconut and macadamia would make! Yum.

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 13, 2013

        Thanks so much Candace. Great minds bake alike 🙂 Isn’t it great that we both chose oaty biscuits. I can highly recommend the combo!

    • These are such a great contribution to the round-up 🙂 I don’t use macademia nuts enough but this is going to inspire me to think of getting hold of some soon!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 15, 2013

        Thanks for your kind comment Kari – I hope you do get some Macadamia nuts soon – they don’t get enough credit – so yummy 🙂

    • Genie

      Reply Reply December 15, 2013


      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 15, 2013

        You speak my kinda language 😉 I’m glad you popped over. Baked any cookies yet? So your green bean casserole -I say yummmm to that too 🙂

    • Ally @ Om Nom Ally

      Reply Reply December 16, 2013

      Before even looking at the images your words had evoked a craving for these cookies, they look and sound amazing!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply December 16, 2013

        Thanks Ally, I’m glad. I am trying to get away from the urge to just say “the biscuits are delicious” 😉

    • Erin S

      Reply Reply January 7, 2014

      I love macadamia nuts! I would probably eat them every single day if they weren’t so darn expensive. Thanks for linking-up to 5-Ingredient Mondays. I’ve made some slight changes so I hope you drop by this week 🙂

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply January 7, 2014

        Me too! I’ll definitely drop back very very soon. If not this week then the next. Wishing you a smooth start for 2014 🙂

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