Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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My son, Jason, and I had fun coming up with this cookie recipe. Every bite is packed with maple flavor, vanilla chips, milk chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup white baking chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 278 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in the egg, maple flavoring and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: About 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p78

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