Macadamia nuts do not only taste good, they are also a rich source of energy as well as mono-unsaturated fats like oleic acid and palmitoleic acids which are known to help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels in the blood. These nuts are also packed with vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vitamins A, E and B-complex.
Here is an easy dessert recipe for Coconut and Macadamia Nut Cookies.
60 g macadamia nuts (chopped)
80 g sugar
360 g flour
250 g butter
60 g grated coconut
Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped macadamia nuts, flour, butter, sugar to smooth dough using the hook attachment of an electric mixer.
Form small balls from the dough and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Gently flatten each ball with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle grated coconut on top of each cookie.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown.