Aloha! Guess what? We found out that this week is Hawaiian Foods Week, so we just had to celebrate! And what better way to celebrate than with a Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe?! As a bonus, these cookies can be a baked or no-bake cookie! It’s up to you how you make them, but regardless, we recommend enjoying these bad boys with a cup of coffee or warm tea. Or maybe some pineapple (after all, we’re celebrating all things Hawaiian, right)?
Mac Nut Cookies
-2 cups oats
-1/3 cup macadamia nuts
-5 tbsp. maple syrup
-1/4 cup melted coconut oil
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp. sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor or blender, pulse the 2 cups of oats until they start to become a flour-like consistency. It is okay if there are still whole oats – it does not need to be very fine. Transfer the oats to a bowl and set aside.
Then, in the blender or processor, pulse your macadamia nuts enough so that they break up into small pieces. Pour the mac nuts into the bowl with the oats, and add all remaining ingredients.
Once you mix everything together, the mixture will still be a little crumbly – that is okay! Once the cookies bake or rest, they will hold together. Using your hand and/or a spoon, form the dough into cookies and place on a non-stick baking sheet (or line the cookie sheet with parchment paper). Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges start to golden. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
If opting for the no-bake option, simply form your cookies, place on a dish or in a Tupperware container, and wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before eating.
Whip up a batch of these cookies, snap a pic, and tag us @fairburnitoff with the hashtag #Fairburnitoff! Happy #HawaiianFoodsWeek!