Maple-Macadamia Icebox Cookies

These macadamia cookies are topped with a sweet maple glaze.

Maple-Macadamia Icebox Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
60 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup maple sugar or packed brown sugar*

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

  • 1 recipe Maple Glaze

Maple Glaze

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add maple sugar, powdered sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the macadamia nuts.

  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch log. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill about 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until edges are firm and tops start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  5. Drizzle cookies with Maple Glaze. Let stand until glaze is set.

Maple Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar and maple syrup. Stir in enough milk to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.


If using brown sugar option, add 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring with the vanilla.

To Store:

Layer un-iced cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*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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