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Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 3-1/2 dozen

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
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups 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 zest

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, orange juice and zest. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 209 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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