Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A classic combination of Macadamia Nuts and White Chocolate kissed with Orange. From Christmas with Southern Living 2000. No need to wait for Christmas though, with a cold glass of milk or some tea, they are good anytime. Please allow 2 hours for dough to chill in the refrigerator

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg, orange rind, and flavorings.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in nuts and white chocolate morsels. Cover and chill dough 2 hours.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 9 to 10 minutes or just until edges are golden. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.
Most Helpful

I made these cookies last night to give away in holiday gift baskets and they are soooo good. I should have added a little more than 1/4 of a teaspoon of the orange extract for a bit more of an orange flavor, but nonetheless the are still very good. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

San Antonio Chef December 22, 2009

Wonderful! These taste so good they were gone in a blink of an eye. I did increase the orange extract to a generous teaspoon. I used a little over a cup of macadamia nuts which I roasted and salted because raw was all the store had. My only complaint - the recipe doesn't make enough! lol

xotlaughing September 19, 2009

Boy oh boy... these cookies are AWESOME ~ especially right out of the oven :) Love the texture and the orange flavor, white chocolate and macadamia nuts. These are a new keeper recipe for me, and I think I will make them for the next round of Operation Baking Gals (baking for our troops). I got 42 cookies out of my batch and I agree ~ PERFECT ANYTIME !!! Made for ZWT5 ~ AUSTRALIA BUSH TUCKER CHALLENGE !

FloridaNative May 21, 2009