Hawaiian Wedding Cake Cookies Recipe
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Hawaiian Wedding Cake Cookies Recipe

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Macadamia nuts and pineapple help give these sweet treats their tropical name.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied pineapple
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 323 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts and pineapple. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Roll cooled cookies in additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.
Originally published as Hawaiian Wedding Cake Cookies in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p268

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"LOVE IT !!!"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"I have been making these for 50 years only with chopped walnuts, nice to have the different taste with the candied pineapple."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"This cookie is wonderful! It differs from a Russian Tea Cake with it's sweeter dough. Also, the crunch of the macadamia nuts is perfect, not soft like a walnut or pecan! For those concerned about the pineapple, fear not, beacuse it's masked well. I LOVED this cookie!"

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