Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, finely chopped
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
- Additional confectioners' sugar
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts (dough will be stiff); set aside.
- For filling, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in nuts; cool slightly. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Shape teaspoonfuls of dough around each piece of chocolate-nut mixture so it is completely covered. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 12-14 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 117 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 20, 2012
These are excellent and easy to make. I made them once and everyone was raving.When wrapping the chocolate I pat the dough out in my hand and then wrap the chocolate mixture. Instead of just rolling them in powdered sugar i roll them in a mix of unsweeted cocoa and powdered sugar.
Jun 14, 2012
A beautiful "Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways" recipe. It does use the jarred Macadamia nuts from Hawaii - which make the recipe very expensive! The yield is only 30 cookies!
Dec 19, 2007
These cookies were so easy to make and tasted wonderful!