Linda's Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

09 December 2012

Linda's Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

What could be better during the chilly Christmas holiday season than a taste of the tropics?

Linda's special cookies mix orange and toasted macadamias for a real taste treat.

Find this and other great holiday recipes at Shine Supper Club

Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. orange extract
  • 7 ounces toasted and chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 300 degrees 

1.In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside

2. Blend brown sugar, egg, butter and cream cheese in a large bowl to form a smooth paste.

3. Add Macadamia nuts orange peel and orange extract and blend at low speed until combined. Add flour mixture.  Do not over-mix

4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 18- 20 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool.  Makes about 3 dozen.

Make sure to check Linda's blog, The Lemontree, periodically.  Much more than just baking!  All her cookie recipes will be up shortly.


Sarah | Yahoo! Shine said...

I love the idea of going against the wintery trend and baking up something super tropical for the holidays. Very creative.

We're celebrating our favorite holiday recipes on this month's Shine Supper Club. Perhaps you'll consider contributing this recipe!

Judith Hannemann said...

Thanks!!! We will. Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good...
At what point in the recipe do you add the egg? thanks!

Judith Hannemann said...

I would add the egg with the butter and cream cheese. Sorry about that, I just copied the recipe my blogging partner provided--I didn't make these, she did. I only took the pics for this. I'll correct that and thanks for bringing it to my attention! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy. But how about the orange peel? When do you add them? Thanks.

Judith Hannemann said...

With most recipes it can be added anywhere, but I'd do it with the extract. Thank you again for pointing this out and I will add it. I will also ask Linda to look over the recipes she gave me to verify completeness. We were in a rush to get them up here and didn't proofread very completely. Mea culpea...and Happy New Year.


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