Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways Recipe
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Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways Recipe

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I came up with this recipe by accident one day when I wanted to make some cookies. I decided to use some ingredients already in my cupboard, and these were the delicious result. —Barbara Sepcich, Galt, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 233 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts (dough will be stiff); set aside.
  2. For filling, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in nuts; cool slightly. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough around each piece of chocolate-nut mixture so it is completely covered. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p59

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mdfishe User ID: 1195225 80359
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"These are excellent and easy to make. I made them once and everyone was raving.

When wrapping the chocolate I pat the dough out in my hand and then wrap the chocolate mixture. Instead of just rolling them in powdered sugar i roll them in a mix of unsweeted cocoa and powdered sugar."

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 31392
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"A beautiful "chocolate Macadamia Meltaways" recipe. It does use the jarred Macadamia nuts from Hawaii - which make the recipe very expensive! The yield is only 30 cookies!"

Noemi User ID: 1736025 59105
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2007

"These cookies were so easy to make and tasted wonderful!"

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