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Linda's Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3 doz
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. orange extract
  • 7 ounces toasted and chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside
  • Blend brown sugar, egg, butter and cream cheese in a large bowl to form a smooth paste.
  • Add Macadamia nuts orange peel and orange extract and blend at low speed until combined. Add flour mixture. Do not over-mix
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches
  • apart. Bake for 18- 20 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen.