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Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe
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Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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A delightful delicate orange flavor in the cookie and frosting in these treats is unexpected. It pairs nicely with the macadamia nuts for a fun tropical flair. I know you’ll enjoy these.—Laura Oslon, Manchester, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts or blanched almonds
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 209 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, orange juice and peel. Combine flour and cornstarch; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
  2. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Combine frosting ingredients in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost cookies. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies in Birds & Blooms December/January 1999, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 209 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

The cornstarch makes these cookies crisp like vanilla wafers, then there is the tangy orange...fantastic. A perfect cookie.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

This is for sure a 6 star.!!!!!

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

Have made this several times, the very best. Have also added some dried cranberries, came out very good. Big brother, who is not much of a cookie person, really liked them. A keeper

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