John Legend’s Favorite Cookies

August 15, 2023

John Legend’s Favorite Cookies

I'm not saying to make my #GF #DF White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut cookies just because they are John Legend's favorite, BUT they are John's favorite for a reason. My cookies are crispy on the edges, soft & chewy in the middle, loaded with mix-ins and…legendary.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 18 Cookies


  • ½ cup Cultured Oat Milk Butter melted
  • 1 cup Sugar of choice
  • 2 Flax Eggs or 2 Regular Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups GF 1-1 flour (with xanthin gum)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Dairy-Free White Chocolate Chips plus more for topping*
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Macadamia Nuts chopped, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup Dairy-Free White Chocolate Bar coarsely chopped, plus more for topping**


  • Preheat the oven to 350F°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream the melted butter and sugar together. Add the flax eggs or 2 eggs yolks and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the gluten free flour and gently mix until you have a smooth dough.
  • Mix in the white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts pieces & the chopped white chocolate bar.
  • Form 2 tablespoon-size balls and place the cookies 3 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Roll each cookie dough ball in additional white chocolate chips and toasted macadamia nut pieces.
  • Gently press 1-2 white chocolate bar chunks into the top of each cookie.
  • Cover and chill the cookies directly on the baking sheet for 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will spread and lose their doughy shine on top and be golden on the bottom, but will still be soft.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt directly out of the oven and let the cookies set as they cool.
  • After 15 minutes, once the cookies firm up, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Enjoy!



*For dairy-free white chocolate chips, I like Pascha Chocolate and Aura Chocolate brands.
**I used Funky Fat Foods brand, that has no added sugar.