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Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These scrumptious gluten-free macadamia nut chocolate chunk cookies are the perfect little sweet treat. It's a standard cookie elevated by adding in rich and buttery macadamia nuts. Serve warm with a big glass of cold milk!
Prep Time25 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 Cookies
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  • ½ Cup (1 Stick) Butter - Softened
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 ¼ Cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend - I use Cup4Cup for this recipe
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 Cup Macadamia Nuts - Chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until it's light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this flour mixture into the butter mixture, beating well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour. This will harden-up the butter up again so that the cookies bake evenly.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop (or a rounded tablespoon) to drop the cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Slightly flatten the cookie dough balls with the palm of your hand so they are in a disc shape.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes or until they are golden brown. Cool slightly before moving from cookie sheet to a wire rack for cooling.


*Reserve some chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts to place on the top of the cookies before you bake them, just to give them a more professional look. 
*Feel free to double this recipe to make more cookies!