Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 4 hrs 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Friend from work makes these and they are delicious. I have not personally made them but have had them to eat.


  1. Combine the flour, baking soad and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening and two sugars. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in the macadamia nuts and the oats. Cover and chill for 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  4. Drop the dough by spoonfuls 1-2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, untillightly colored. Cool.
Most Helpful

Loved these cookies! I used all butter in the 1/2 recipe I made, so mine were a bit thinner, but no matter, still tasty! I baked approx. 1/2 of the 1/2 batch I mixed up and ended with 24, so I should get at least as many out of the ones still in the fridge. I also appreciate a cookie that makes a pretty large batch, as there are always willing 'helpers', for sampling, etc! Thanks for sharing, Maryland Jim!

alligirl August 09, 2012

Despite the amount of sugar in these they are not too sweet. Kids enjoyed them, light and crisp, not heavey and stodgy at all. Made for ZWT8, The Fearless Red Dragons

cookingpompom August 04, 2012

Ten stars - these were incredible! I only had ingredients for 1/4 of the recipe, and they were all gone before I could even take a photo. I used gluten free all purpose flour and rolled millet to make them gluten free for the Pacific Islands Challenge of the Gluten Free Forum. Didn't have to change any proportions, the recipe could be made gluten free 1:1 and nobody would guess the cookies were gluten free. Thanks for posting this winner, I'll make them again as soon as I can get unsalted macadamias again!
Made for ZWT 7.

Mia in Germany June 30, 2011