These Zesty Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies have a wonderful flavor combination of coconut, lemon, and buttery macadamia nuts! Chewy in the middle. Crispy outside and topped with a simple lemon glaze! So good and easy to make! Paleo and Vegan Friendly.
I had full intentions of calling these Lemon macadamia Nut cookies something else. Like say, delectable lemony glazed mac nut cookies that are TO DIE FOR! But I figured that was a mouthful. Although that’s exactly what they are. Gah.. a mouthful of delectable lemony melt in your mouth flavor. Perfectly zesty and sweet! And I’m giving myself mad prop for making them paleo and vegan friendly. Which was… uh… an experiment. Luckily, I figured it out so that you don’t have to. Nope. You can sit back and rest assured these are EASY to make and … wait for it… DELECTABLE.
In all seriousness, I am not a world class baker. But as mentioned last week, there’s something about Spring that makes me want to bake lighter cakes, breads, and cookies. Citrusy fruity flavors and crispy texture. I mean, who doesn’t love a good shortbread-ish cookie recipe? To go with tea of course.
I could go on and on about my nerdy science techniques for baking these Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies, but I will spare your brain cells. Instead, can we chat about the first word of the title? Zesty.
Why yes, zesty does describe the Lemony flavor part of the Macadamia Nut Cookies. But zesty also means that something else.
Zesty (according to vocabulary.com) can be defined as a marked by spirited enjoyment! Don’t you just love that?! I don’t know about you, but after a long winter, I ready for a little spirit of enjoyment. Wether is be with baking in the kitchen, feeding friends and family with healthy gluten-free recipes, or just actually STOPPING work to live more and unclutter the mind.
This past month has been a wake up call. So much life right in front of me (us) and yet we like to suffer. Meaning, we take on more and more and more and pretty soon we are left without any ZEST of life. See where I am going with this? Probably not. Haha!
My intentions are to keep this site, my recipes, and my focus full of HEALTH and LIFE. But if I am not taking my own advice here, then how can I fulfill that focus? I can’t.
Be prepared for less is more these next few months. I am bringing back the ZEST of life this season with Lemony Macadamia Nut Cookies. Just to remind you, to remind me, that when you got something good right in front of you… ENJOY it! Take time to savor it! Get out of the more is more mindset. Because when life hands you lemons, you make macadamia nut cookies.
Okay, again, another Corny Cotter moment to segue into COOOOOOKIES!
These Zesty Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies are truly easy to make. Paleo friendly and vegan friendly so that every –> one –>–> can –> enjoy! Uh, unless you have a nut allergy. Oops.
Bust out the lemon.
Grind up some buttery macadamia nuts. Add a wee bit of coconut.
And a whole lotta ZEST. Oh and don’t forget the lemony GLAZE with crushed macadamia nut topping!
Estimated Nutrition Per Cookie with Glaze.
See recipe notes for nutrition without glaze. But dang… who doesn’t like a good lemon glaze? 😉
What’s your favorite cookie to make these days?
Name one thing can you do NOW to bring more ZEST in your life!
P.s I have a huge project coming up the next 3 months. Can’t wait to share. But in the meantime, will someone please remind me to take my own advice? Have a cookie and sit back and relax from time to time, yea!