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Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"With their cake-like texture and subtle orange flavor, these tender drop cookies are sure to liven up holiday tea parties and luncheons. They also make great gifts for loved ones and tasty treats to have on hand throughout the season."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings


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


  • Editor's Note: If using unsalted macadamia nuts, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the dough.


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Very nice and I received rave reviews at the office. However I did find that while the outside of the cookie was done, the inside was slightly underdone, so next time I will try lowering the te...

I am big fan of cream cheese and these ROCK! They are not too sweet and might even remind you of a shortbread with a slight tang. My girl took just a few back to college and told me her frinds ...

Husband didn't like.. not much taste to them.

Not the texture nor the taste that I anticipated. It was wonderful. I was short a little of the orange zest so I used a bit of orange extract. Turned out great! I did cut the temperature bac...