Macadamia Butter/Cranberry Cookies

Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have adapted this recipe from one I found... everyone loves these, I hope you like them too. This cookie is awesome.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In food processor, process nuts and butter until smooth.
  2. In large bowl, combine macadamia nuts, butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in vanilla and egg.
  4. Combine dry ingredients. Stir into sugar mixture. Mix in cranberries. Chill 10 minutes.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Dip into sugar and place on baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Press each cookie with a fork. Dip fork in water and press cookie again to form crisscross pattern. Bake at 375º for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a fairly adaptable recipe. I used almonds instead of macadamias and almond extract instead of vanilla. (Brazil nuts work well too, and add nice little dark flecks to the cookie.) I also omitted the nutmeg. The cookie dough is very similar to that for peanut butter cookies, and the flavor of the finished product is excellent. I chopped the cranberries before mixing them into the dough; they add a wonderful tanginess to the cookie. You could also make a nice glaze for the cookies with 1 c. powdered sugar and 2 tbls. cranberry juice. Drizzle it over the cookies after they've cooled, and the glaze will add another dimension.

5 5

These have a great flavor from the nutmeg. They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I was a little worried while making these because the dough was a little dry but they came out fine.