Macadamia Nut Orange Cookies
- Serving Size: 1 (36.5 g)
- Calories 159.9
- Total Fat - 8.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
- Cholesterol - 88.1 mg
- Sodium - 53 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
- Sugars - 11.3 g
- Protein - 2 g
- Calcium - 13.3 mg
- Iron - 0.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Combine flour, powdered sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl.
Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in 2 cups of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the 1 cup nuts.
Combine egg yolks, 1 tablespoon orange peel, and 4 tablespoons of the orange juice in a small mixing bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring until moistened. If necessary, add just enough of orange juice to moisten.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it forms a ball.
Arrange balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Dip bottom of a fluted glass in granulated sugar, and use it to flatten one ball to 1/4-inch thickness.
Repeat for remaining cookies.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
Meanwhile in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon orange peel and enough of the juice to make sauce of speading consistency.
If desired, sprinkle with finely chopped macadamia nuts.
Tips & Variations
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