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gluten free easy macadamia nut cookies
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Gluten-Free Three Ingredient Macadamia Nut Cookies

Get ready for the best macadamia nut cookies you've ever tasted...and also the easiest. Three ingredients are all you need for these sweet, caramel-y, crunchy treats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe, cookies, dessert recipes, gluten-free cookies, macadamia nut cookies
Servings: 15 cookies
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz. roasted + salted macadamia nuts (add a pinch of salt if your nuts aren’t salted)
  • ¼ cup egg whites (about 2 egg whites)


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the brown sugar and macadamia nuts. Beat on low speed and slowly drizzle in the egg whites. Increase the speed to medium-low and beat for 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. The extended beating time will breakdown the nuts and fully incorporate the egg whites and sugar, so don’t short the time.
  • Drop the batter in rounded tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Press each dough ball with the back of a spoon to form a cookie about ¼ – ½ inch thick.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool for 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet, then use a thin spatula coated with pan spray to remove the cookies to a cooling rack. The cookies will be soft but will firm up as they cool.



Keep in a sealed container for up to 4 days.