Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

READY IN: 26mins
Top Review by rochsann

Delicious cookie! Wonderful addition to a holiday cookie tray or for a tasty dessert with coffee. My DH is particularly partial to them. I used the zest of one orange, and let it go at that; the orange flavor was well-balance--probably about 4 teaspoons or a little less. I baked for 10 minutes and they were golden at the bottom and had little touches of golden on top. I love the macadamia nuts, especially when they got mildly toasted. We will make again--a family classic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl,cream the butter,cream cheese,brown sugar,orange peel and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder.
  3. Gradually add to the creamed mixture,mix well.
  4. Fold in nuts.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets,flatten slightly.
  7. Bake at 400 for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks and cool.

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