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Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:27 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • MAPLE ICING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 278 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.