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Lemon Macadamia Cookie

I taunted you with these super simple lemon macadamia cookies a while back, but they were outvoted by the very delicious Hazelnut Chai Spice cookie.  But to all you lemon lovers, never fear, finally here it is, the recipe!

This is a personal favourite – it is so quick to make and tastes divine.  It is also gluten, dairy, grain, and low-fructose.  But a warning…you will not stop at one (at least I can’t)!

What’s so nourishing about them?
Well, firstly almonds are a rich source of protein, essential fats, and fibre.  They also contain antioxidants and mood elevating amino acids.  The macadamia nut oil is a very stable, primarily monounsaturated fat with an impressive fatty acid and mineral profile.  It adds a delicious, buttery flavour to the mix too.  Lemon zest is a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds.  Use the zest of a pesticide free or organic lemon so you are not ingesting the chemicals and wax often applied to the peel.

Makes 10-12 cookies

Ingredients
150 grams (1¼ firmly packed cups) almond meal
55 grams (¼ cups) of macadamia nut oil
50-85 grams (¼ cup approx) of brown rice syrup or raw honey (taste the batter and alter the sweetness to taste)
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or powder
The zest of one large organic lemon, finely grated
1 tablespoon of water (very important or they will spread)
Whole macadamia nuts to top (optional)
Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl or food processor, combine all of the ingredients above until well combined (Thermomix 5-10 seconds, speed 5).
  3. Roll tablespoons of the mix with wet hands or just drop blobs onto a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Flatten with the back of the fork and top with a macadamia nut.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until starting to brown on top. Enjoy!

 Store…
Airtight in the fridge or freezer.

Variations
Low-fructose
Choose brown rice syrup as your sweetener.

What do you think of these beauties?  Love your feedback in the comments below! 

 

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Lemon Macadamia Cookie

  • Emma

    Yum yum. I didn’t have any lemons so I used lime and it was really tasty and moist.

  • Sally

    Yum! Mine have just come out of the oven and about to enjoy with a cup of tea. Your recipes are getting a workout in my house! I’ve made Anzacs and these the last two weeks, plus the Healthy Grain salad is a staple now. I’m trying to bake something every Sunday (I’m late this week) for snacks, so I’m working my way through all of your recipes 🙂

    • That’s awesome Sally. Happy to inspire and thanks so much for taking the time to write me feedback. Enjoy, G x

  • Amy Goodman

    My little fella loves these! Yum and super easy to make x

    • Hi Amy, yes they’re super simple. Thanks for the feedback. He’s got good taste!! G x

  • Kymelle

    Yum!!! These are fantastic. I didn’t have lemon so added some cacao and cinnamon instead. Have made a double batch for after school snacks. Will they freeze ok? Thanks for another fab recipe! 🙂

    • Thanks Kymelle – yep, try them with hazelnut meal next time, like a nutella chocolate cookie. They freeze very well and are a fabulous after school snack, G x

  • Sally

    These are the best biscuits yet! So delicious and so easy. Thank you for sharing!

  • Tanya

    Could i substitute Evo for the macadamia oil do you think? And, by the way thank you for the work you do on your page .. my family and i really appreciate it! (OK not so much my family, but i do!!)

    • You’re very welcome Tanya, I’m sure your family will thanks you for it one day – lol! Yes you could, I’m just worried it will over power the lemon flavour?? Coconut oil is another option, or even butter, though I haven’t tested the butter G x

      • Tanya

        Thanks Georgia

  • Meredith Graham

    Divine! Thanks for the recipe. I actually didn’t have enough almonds so substituted with about 50g of walnuts to make meal. Still great though, and I love your site – thanks. 🙂

    • Oh good to know they worked out well with the walnuts, glad you enjoyed Meredith G x

    • Thanks Meredith for sharing your little tweak – great to know. Glad you are enjoying my site G x

  • Natalie Poteri

    Amazing!! I’ve made these goodies 4 or 5 times..my family love them. Definitely a winner!! Thanks Georgia 👍

    • Glad you like them Natalie, we love these too. Something about lemon and macadamia!! G x

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