Hickory Nut Macaroons

This classic cookie recipe was first introduced by in 1925.

holiday cookies

Carson Downing

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
36 cookies

Take a delicious trip to Christmas past when you whip up a batch of our rustic macaroons. For the most authentic flavor, hickory nuts are a must (shop for them online), but toasted pecans are tasty too.


  • 4 large egg whites

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 cups chopped hickory nuts, black walnuts, or toasted pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl beat egg whites with a mixer on high until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium just until well combined. Beat on high until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold in chopped nuts.

  2. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until very light brown (cookies will puff and sides will split), 15 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 94.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26.7mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13.8g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 12.3g
Protein 1.9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 9.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 53.3mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0.1g
Arginine 0.2g
Ash 0.2g
Aspartic acid 0.3g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 3.9mg
Copper, Cu 0.1mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 395.8kJ
Folate, total 6.3mcg
Glutamic acid 0.5g
Glycine 0.1g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.1g
Leucine 0.2g
Lysine 0.1g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 17.5mg
Manganese, Mn 0.2mg
Niacin 0.6mg
Phosphorus, P 34.5mg
Pantothenic acid 0.1mg
Phenylalanine 0.1g
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 0mcg
Selenium, Se 3.3mcg
Serine 0.1g
Starch 0.5g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.1g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.6mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.1g
Vitamin A, IU 0.2IU
Vitamin A, RAE 0mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.4mcg
Water 3.4g
Zinc, Zn 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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