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Hawaiian Wedding Cake Cookies

 Hawaiian Wedding Cake Cookies
Macadamia nuts and pineapple help give these sweet treats their tropical name.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.