Rating: 4 stars
39 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 5 star values: 17

We love these thick, satisfying cookies as humble as peanut butter cookies but not as crumbly. Dried cranberries provide a slightly tart counterpoint to the macadamia nuts' richness. The dough is somewhat sticky; chilling it briefly makes handling easier.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 2002

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
30 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Place nuts in a food processor; process until smooth (about 2 minutes), scraping sides of bowl once. Combine macadamia butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add vanilla and egg; beat well.

  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and ground nutmeg, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until combined (mixture will be very thick). Stir in chopped cranberries. Chill 10 minutes.

  • Divide chilled dough into 30 equal portions; roll each portion into a ball. Place 1 tablespoon granulated sugar in a small bowl. Lightly press each ball into sugar; place each ball, sugar side up, on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

  • Gently press the top of each cookie with a fork. Dip the fork in water; gently press the top of each cookie again to form a crisscross pattern. Place 15 cookies on each of 2 baking sheets.

  • Bake cookies, 1 baking sheet at a time, at 375° for 9 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from pan; cool on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 7mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 44mg; calcium 7mg.
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