It’s a tradition here to back cookies for the full moon. Why not? It’s fun and they are round, like full moons!
For January, I like to bake chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts. The macadamia nuts remind me of mini full moons, being round and white. 😆
I use regular dark chocolate chips as I cannot find vegan white chocolate chips. Let me know in the comments if you’ve crossed that barrier.
This is a small batch recipe. Makes about 2.5 dozen. Double everything for a large batch.
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed.
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg or egg replacer
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 to 1 cup of raw macadamia nuts.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixer. Then add in egg or egg replacer. Next, add in dry ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts by hand. Bake 8-10 minutes depending on your oven.
You can chop your macadamia nuts or leave them whole. I always chop in half, I’m afraid of choking hazards!
FYI- I’m posting this earlier in the day so you see it in time to join the festivities. But, I will add a picture later in the day after I bake them myself.
Also, I’m creating a category for FULL MOON COOKIES. You’ll see it in the side bar so you can see all the full moon cookies as the year progresses!
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments if you made these for the full moon.