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Vegan Macadamia Nut Cookies

Soft, chewy, eggless cookies with chunks of macadamia nuts throughout.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan macadamia nut cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 357 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon Ground flax seeds
  • 200 g Vegan Margarine (¾ cup + 1 tablespoon)
  • 150 g Caster sugar (¾ cup)
  • 100 g Soft light brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 320 g Self-raising flour (2+½ cups)
  • 100 g Macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (¾ cup when whole)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F, or 180°C/350°F if you're using a fan or convection oven. Line a tray with baking paper or make sure you have a non-stick cookie sheet to hand.

  2. Mix the flax seeds with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl or mug. Set it aside for a few minutes to thicken.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, caster sugar and brown sugar.

  4. Add the flax seed mixture to the bowl along with the vanilla extract. Mix well.

  5. Now add the flour and mix it in with a wooden spoon until the dough sticks together. Use your hands to press it into a ball of dough. You can add a little more flour if the dough is sticky, or a splash of plant-based milk if it's too dry.

  6. Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Flatten the balls to around ½ an inch thick and place them on your baking tray. Make sure to leave an inch or two of space between them to allow space for spreading.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will look soft and under-baked at first but will firm up as they cool. Let them cool completely before you remove them from the tray.

Recipe Notes

  • Add 100g of white chocolate chips for an extra treat.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Macadamia Nut Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Sodium 86mg4%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.