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Orange and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Makes: 72 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins
Orange and Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • 4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  cups  sifted powdered sugar
  • 1  cup  cornstarch
  • 2  cups  butter (no substitutes)
  • 1  cup  chopped macadamia nuts or toasted walnuts
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 1  tablespoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 4 - 6  tablespoons  orange juice
  •  Granulated sugar
  • 2  cups  sifted powdered sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  softened butter (no substitutes)
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2 - 3  tablespoons  orange juice
  •  Finely chopped macadamia nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Combine flour, powdered sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in 2 cups of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1 cup nuts. Combine egg yolks, 1 tablespoon orange peel, and 4 tablespoons of the orange juice in a small mixing bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring until moistened. If necessary, add enough of the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice to moisten.

3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it forms a ball. Arrange balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip bottom of a fluted glass in granulated sugar, and use it to flatten one ball to 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat for remaining cookies.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

5. Meanwhile in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon orange peel and enough of the 2 to 3 tablespoons juice to make sauce of speading consistency.

6. If desired, sprinkle with finely chopped macadamia nuts. Makes 72 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Orange and Macadamia Nut Cookies)
  • Servings Per Recipe 72,
  • cal. (kcal) 117,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 20,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 13,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 58,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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