Recipe by Teresa Cutter, founder of  website and .

What’s good about these cookies?

Almonds and macadamias are a fantastic source of heart healthy anti-inflamatory fats and antioxidants such as vitamin E. Cocoa is high in minerals and antioxidants. When using cocoa or chocolate the darker the better. I’ve used Green + Blacks organic 85 % dark chocolate in this recipe.


Makes 12 cookies

  • 150g (1 1/2 cups) almond meal
  • 40g  (about 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons) macadamia nut or coconut oil
  • 40g honey (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • 50g good quality dark chocolate

Make dough

Combine the first 4 ingredients. Mix and form into a dough. Add a splash of water (1-2) teaspoons to help form a dough. Add Chocolate and mix in.

Form into cookies

Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon form into 12 cookies. Press onto a baking tray lined with a sheet of baking paper. I also like to garnish with a little flaked almond before baking.

Bake and eat!

Bake in a low 130-150 C oven for 20 to 30 minutes until golden. Cool completely before devouring. Enjoy!


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