So a lot of you might have seen me on Instagram the last few weeks obsessing over making some vegan white chocolate from scratch. Well guess what!?? It was all for a good reason, because it led to these EPIC Vegan Coconut butter, Macadamia, & White Chocolate Cookies! These cookies are so chewy, perfectly sweet, and full of my new addiction, creamy coconut butter.
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I had three major motivations behind creating these cookies. One: I bought a whole lot of coconut butter and needed to find a good use for it. I figured, maybe coconut butter could replace real butter in cookies if I melt it? Two: I was very depressed with the vegan white chocolate chip options available. I could only find them on Amazon, and they were pretty expensive and only sold in bulk. Considering I hadn’t tasted the product before, I decided to pass on that option for now. Three: I just really love macadamia nuts and wanted to bake with them!
By the way, these cookies took some serious recipe testing! I hit my new record of testing these cookies FOUR times before I had a recipe I could share with you all. The trick to making these cookies fantastic is using baking powder over baking soda and melting the coconut butter so that all the ingredients mix together perfectly. The best part? These cookies are so easy! As in, as soon as they are mixed together they go straight into the oven, bake, get drizzled with more white chocolate, and then are promptly devoured. I actually think these cookies may taste even better the next day. That is…if you can wait that long!
One thing I did want to let you know is that some of the vegan white chocolate chips I made from scratch did not hold their shape when baked. However, even melted into the dough, the homemade chips added such great flavor! For that reason, I recommend still putting some chips/chunks into the dough even if you use my vegan white chocolate recipe below. What I like to do to make sure I still get enough of that white chocolate taste on each cookie, is take some of the homemade vegan white chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies. I mean, lets be honest here, I dunk my cookies right into the melted chocolate as I eat them. No shame in my dunking game!
If you use store bought white chocolate chips, I would guess that the chips will hold their shape. However, I did not test the recipe with any chocolate other than my own, so no guarantees! Below, I have included my vegan white chocolate as a separate recipe so that you have the choice of the chocolate you’d like to include in these cookies.
P.S.- You can buy chocolate chip molds on Amazon or at your local kitchen appliance store, or you can use the hack I did and make them using THIS MOLD. It led to those cute hexagon chips you see in all my pictures and was a much more affordable option!
I seriously hope your weekend plans now involve baking these delicious cookies! They are by far my favorite vegan cookies I have made to date, and are the perfect cookie to bring with you to any outing for a fun vegan treat. Enjoy friends!
In case you are looking for some of the tools & ingredients used in this recipe, I’ve put a few of my favorites for you here:
- If you are looking for a good coconut butter I recommend Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna.
- To make really good white chocolate (or milk chocolate for that matter) you need really good cocoa butter. I love Terrasoul Super Foods Cacao Butter especially since I can buy it in a 1 or 2 pound bag to last me longer.