Healthy White Chocolate and Macadamia Protein Cookies

5 from 5 votes

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

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!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 small cookies
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Arman



  • 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: 1Cookie | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3mg | NET CARBS: 1g
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93 thoughts on “Healthy White Chocolate and Macadamia Protein Cookies

  1. I like your english muffin recipe, want to try some cookie recipes in the future. enjoy reading your posts

  2. White chocolate macadamia nut is a combo that I’ll always flip for (pun intended lol)! I’m sick of seeing all those protein cookies on the market that cost like 5 dollars a piece. Don’t they know they could make these and easily save 4.50 per cookie!?

  3. Wait. I can go from just drooling over these cookies to actually eating them now? Heck yeah! That’s what I call next-level service, mate. But if you mail them from Australia, does that mean they will arrive before they ever get baked? This whole time zone thing is messing with me. Of course, that could also be the lack of sleep. Talk about Twilight Zone… 🙂

  4. I’m really lame, but I love Oreos. I’ll eat any flavor of them and my favorite is actually strawberry milkshake hahahaha. The last time I ate out….oh my God I can’t remember. I guess I eat at a restaurant everyday at my job, but I think the last time I went out was in February. Embarrassing… These look great Arman!

  5. Ha. I was thinking before I even read through this article that you had done the Subway cookies before. I’m with you – I freaking ride hard for this combo! Add in the protein and I think I can call this a breakfast cookie without too much issue. So… thanks bud!

  6. If I was closer to my mom, I would make her these for Mother’s Day. She was totally addicted to those white chocolate-macadamia cookies! We got them at the mall from The Cookie Company. I opted for a slice of the cookie cake… because icing.

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