Now onto the cookies. These are lovely and not too sweet. The blueberries complement the macadamia nuts perfectly.
Again, macadamia nuts = monounsaturated fatty acids= lower cholesterol levels.
Macadamia Nut Butter Blueberry Cookies
1 1/4 cups raw macadamia nuts
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dried blueberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 365 degrees. In a food processor, chop 1 cup of macadamia nuts until smooth, ~2 minutes. Add in remaining 1/4 cup nuts and chop until small chunks are dispersed into butter.
Transfer nut butter into a large mixing bowl. Add sugars, vanilla and beaten egg and mix well with a hand-mixer on medium speed.
In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda and cinnamon. Add flour mixture into sugar mixture and beat at low speed until combined. Fold in chopped blueberries and refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes.
Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1" balls and place on sheet. Use a fork to press each ball. Bake, one sheet at a time, for 8-9 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and place on wax paper to cool.
Nutrition Info per 1 cookie: 92 calories, 3 g fat (1.6 g monounsaturated), 1 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates