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Air fryer hot cross macadamia cookies

Easter spiced macadamia cookies with a white chocolate macadamia icing. 
This recipe is gluten free
Servings 3
Course Snack
Preference Gluten Free
Perfect for Celebrations
Skill level Easy


  • 1 cup

    almond meal

  • 2 tbsp

    maple syrup 

  • 1 tbsp

    macadamia nut butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup macadamias chopped


  • 50 g quality white chocolate
  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut butter


  • In a mixing bowl combine almond meal with maple syrup, macadamia nut butter, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice, orange zest and sea salt. Add macadamias. Mix until forms a dough.
  • Roll and shape heaped tablespoon portions into cookie shapes.
  • Place onto air-fryer baking tray. Bake in air-fryer for 10-12 mins at 160°C.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, make icing. Melt white chocolate and add macadamia nut butter. Combine well.
  • Spoon into a piping bag or decorate cooled cookies. Place in refrigerator to set.


To make dairy free icing alternative combine 2 tbsp cacao butter (melted) with 2 tbsp pure maple syrup and 2 tbsp macadamia nut butter.


Calories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 12gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 7gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 217mgIron: 3mg

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