Healthy White Chocolate and Macadamia Protein Cookies


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Soft, chewy and delicious protein-packed cookies made with white chocolate with macadamia nuts to create the perfect filling snack or healthy dessert! Unlike traditional cookies, these contain NO grains, butter, oil or eggs, yet you’d never tell- They are also gluten free, keto, vegan, dairy free and come with a tested paleo option!

Protein cookies with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts

White Chocolate Protein Cookies Recipe

I remember when I first started sharing recipes on here, I tried to incorporate the white chocolate and macadamia marriage in as many things as possible.

I wholeheartedly blame Subway for it….and their 3 for $2 cookie special I treated myself to on many occasions during high school and university.

Looking through my recipe archives, I’ve included this magic duo in their original COPYCAT form (cookies), in no bake cookies and also in my favorite- Creamy oatmeal pudding

…It was only a matter of time before they got some protein added to it and be given a grain-free makeover! 

These cookies are probably my favorite protein cookie to date and one I’ve made my friends sample too. In fact, just before I left California, I made my Indian buffet buddy Cassie sample it too. I mean, she is a protein cookie guru so if she gave it the seal of approval, you KNOW it’s a winner.

Healthy White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies


Protein Cookies Recipe

I’ve mentioned on here before, but I LOVE making my protein cookies. 

The market right now is saturated with protein cookies and while I’ve tried a myriad of them, their ingredient list is enough to put me off. Sure, they taste decent but when you can’t even pronounce two-thirds of the additions in it- No thanks, I’ll make my own.

Cinnamon bun, chocolate brownie and birthday cake had their time in their spotlight, so time for a newbie! 

cookies with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts

How to make white chocolate protein cookies 

These healthy white chocolate and macadamia nut protein cookies are chewy, delicious and literally take under 20 minutes to make, from plate to…mouth? Unlike traditional cookies with this amazing texture, they contain NO butter, oil, grains or sugar!

Coconut flour lends an amazing texture, a cross between a cake and a cookie, which only amplifies with the vanilla protein powder. They are also naturally gluten free, grain free, vegan, dairy free (thanks to these amazing baking chips) and come with a tested paleo option!

Tips and Tricks for PERFECT White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Cookies

I tried several times to make this using my standby homemade white chocolate chunks which are paleo friendly. Unfortunately, they did NOT come out whatsoever. If you opt for the paleo option, follow the instructions for adding in the white chunks, which will be at the VERY end. 

Make these healthy Grain Free White Chocolate and Macadamia nut protein cookies and seriously, stink eye the store bought ones! 

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies

Healthy White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Soft, chewy and delicious protein packed cookies which pairs white chocolate with macadamia nuts to create the perfect filling snack or healthy dessert! Unlike traditional cookies, these contain NO grains, butter, oil or sugar yet you'd never tell- They are also keto, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and come with a tested paleo option!
Servings: 4 small cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or baking tray with grease proof paper and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine your coconut flour with your protein powder and sea salt and mix until there are no clumps.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with maple syrup until combined. Stir in your vanilla extract and butter extract. Pour the wet mixture in with the dry mixture and mix until a crumbly texture remains. Using a tablespoon at a time, add dairy free milk until a thick batter is formed. Stir through the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips (NOT for paleo option).
  • Form the batter into a ball and transfer to the lined cookie sheet. Press firmly and spread out into a cookie shape. Top with extra chips and nuts and bake for 8-12 minutes- 8 minutes for extra soft and chewy or 12 or so for a firmer cookie.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before digging in!


* Depending on the brand of coconut flour, you'll most likely need more milk.


Serving: 1CookieCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6gFat: 5gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 3mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. These look awesome! I love almost any chocolate nut combo in a cookie and the white chocolate macadamia is such a classic. I need to try these cookies. I think subway might be putting something illegal in their cookies though, even cookies aren’t that moorish (seriously, it’s the only thing I like at subway!).

  2. Oh please don’t force me to choose only one favorite cookie. I love them all like my (future) children – chocolate, chocolate chips, soft and chewing… Just gimme some cookies and I will be happy bird?

  3. The pizza and twisty raisin pastry look incredible and now I want to make pesto. Also I need to try out your homemade choc chunks!

  4. I’m a sucker for any cookie with chocolate in it, and the presence of mint is a glorious bonus (well hello, deliciously vegan Thin Mints!).

  5. When we kids, my dad used to always get those giant white chocolate macadamia cookies from the grocery store – so good. I can’t wait to try these out!!!

  6. The idea of coconut flour and cashew butter and white chocolate just sounds perfect. Maybe its the “white” thing. Subway White Mac cookies were my evvvverything in high school. What made them SO GOOD. Thanks for sparking the mad raving.

  7. I love cookies- may be my favorite dessert. And my favorite is white chocolate macadamia! But since being pregnant I’ve grown fond of chocolate peanut butter cookies and anything of that combo.

  8. Favorite cookie ever is most definitely a chocolate chip cookie. A classic never dies. Thanks so much for the giveaway Arman!! 🙂

  9. I don’t blame you – white chocolate macadamia is a solid combo!! I used to love those from Subway, too. Other than that, Sugar cookies are next in the line of flavors Kim can’t resist.

  10. White chocolate macadamia nut is SO underrated and delicious. These look perfect. Favorite cookies ever… I mean, why don’t you just ask me to pick my favorite (future?) child. 😛 Honestly, probably Max & Erma’s chocolate chip cookies. They’re buttery without being greasy and they have a ton of chocolate.

  11. That pizza looks amazing. You know how I love my pizza! My favorite cookies are actually the ones made by the catering staff on campus where I work haha. They make amazing white chocolate macadamia (not healthy like yours) and there’s also a reese’s cookie that’s amazing.