Orange-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Orange does quadruple duty. You use the peel and the juice in both the cookie dough and the frosting.

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Yields:
about 72 cookies
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
12 mins 350°F
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Orange-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ingredients
2
cups sifted powdered sugar
1
cup cornstarch
2
cups butter
4
tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, powdered sugar, and cornstarch. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Combine egg yolks, 1 tablespoon orange peel, and 4 tablespoons of the orange juice; add to flour mixture, stirring until moistened. If necessary, add remaining orange juice to moisten.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until it forms a ball. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Arrange balls on an ungreased cookie sheet; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness by pressing with the bottom of a glass, dipping glass into granulated sugar for each round.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely. Frost with Orange Frosting. Garnish with additional finely shredded orange peel, if desired. Makes about 72 cookies.

Orange Frosting

Ingredients

2
cups sifted powdered sugar
3
tablespoons softened butter
2
tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  1. In a bowl stir together sifted powdered sugar, softened butter, finely shredded orange peel, and enough orange juice to make an icing of spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Orange-Macadamia Nut Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 117 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 20 mg chol.,
  • 58 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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