Paleo Cookies With Cacao Nibs, Macadamia Nuts and Coconut

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4.9 from 7 reviews
Paleo Cookies With Cacao Nibs, Macadamia Nuts and Coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (I used macadamia)
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup raw cacao nibs
  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine coconut oil, honey and vanilla.
  3. In a bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, nuts, shredded coconut and cacao nibs
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Drop about tablespoon of the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges
  7. Cool on a wire rack and serve.


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  1. JD April 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Batter is a little runny. Needed to cook these about 16 min to get firm enough. Could add a little more almond flour. But still delicious – even without cooking

  2. Meaghan April 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm Reply

    These came out great! I substituted a little ground flax and ground hemp for some of the almond flour to make them extra healthy!! Mine were a bit dry but still very delicious.

  3. Kathleen May 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm Reply


  4. Fiona January 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm Reply

    the mixture turned out crumbly!

    • adriana February 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

      what brand of almond flour did you use? Also was it blanched?

  5. MCM March 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm Reply

    These turned out great – instead of cacao nibs, I used 1/8 cup raw cacao powder which made them chocolately and delicious!! Thank you for this recipe πŸ™‚

  6. Fiona Cachia-Gilmore February 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm Reply

    These are the best cookies ever!!!

    • adriana February 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm Reply

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Fiona! So happy you like them!

  7. Anna-Maria TΓΆrnblom March 3, 2015 at 12:54 am Reply

    Sounds delicious, I will try to make this today. I live in Sweden and we use degrees Celsius and deciliters, so I have to convert everything first… πŸ™

    • adriana March 3, 2015 at 8:54 am Reply

      It’s worth making the conversions πŸ™‚ Please let me know how they turn out.

  8. Chantelle June 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Made these yesterday and they are DELICIOUS! I can’t have honey so I used rice malt syrup instead and I also added 1/8 tsp Stevia powder. Scrumptious! Thanks heaps for the great recipe!

    • adriana June 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm Reply

      πŸ™‚ Thank you Chantelle!

  9. marylin October 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Delicious and so quick in thermomix. Used raw dried alive almonds instead of flour and mapple syrup. Needed just another couple of minutes at lower heat. Woukd be great raw topping on apple pie etc. With gratitude.

    • adriana October 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm Reply

      Thank you for your feedback Marylin πŸ™‚

  10. Andrea October 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm Reply

    These cookies are awesome! Best paleo cookies we have tasted, I even have to fight the hubby off for these ?

    • adriana October 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm Reply

      πŸ™‚ Thank you for your feedback. I’m so happy you and your husband like my cookies!

  11. Taire November 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm Reply

    These are yummy. I’ve never used cacao nibs before but have been keen to try! I will make again.

    • adriana November 21, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply

      Thank you for your feedback Taire! I’d love to see a photo of your cookies the next you make them. Please post a photo here πŸ™‚

  12. Magda November 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Just made these!! OMG so delicious…my fiance just asked if these were Paleo? I said yes and he ate 3…lol Thanks for this recipe!!

    • adriana November 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm Reply

      πŸ™‚ That’s so awesome! Thanks for letting me know Magda!

  13. AnnMarie November 28, 2015 at 9:29 am Reply

    “Batter” turned out crumbly like granola. Tasted great though! Second batch I just flattened a little more & they stayed together a little better. Used almond meal? Was that right??

    • adriana November 28, 2015 at 9:35 am Reply

      AnnMarie, this is probably because your flour was not ground fine enough. The best almond flour for baking is one that has the skin removed and is finally ground. I found that not all brands work well and my favorites are by Honeyville, Welbees, and

  14. Karina November 29, 2015 at 10:58 am Reply

    Delicious! The whole family loves them, make sure to make a double batch ??

    • adriana November 30, 2015 at 9:47 am Reply

      Karina, thank you for sharing your photo and feedback here with me! Your cookies look delicious!!! πŸ™‚

  15. carol March 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I had the same problem as Annemarie with the batter. It was very crumbly and just fell apart when I tried to put it on the baking sheet. I used the Honeyville almond flour. What I want to know is is the coconut oil supposed to be melted? Still tasted good.

    • adriana March 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

      Hi Carol, the shredded coconut absorbs a lot of the moisture in the recipe and this is probably why your dough was crumbly. I always use melted coconut oil in this recipe. I will measure everything in the scale and post the measurements soon so people can make it with more accuracy. But when this happens add a little more oil to hold the dough together.

  16. Julie May 10, 2016 at 4:15 am Reply


    Can you make these without the added sugar from the honey? Everything else works great!! I need a sugar free cookie recipe!!

    Do you have one?

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