Sweet and just a little tart, these cookies are a lovely little treat. For best results do not bake these cookies in hot and humid weather and be sure to line baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent these cookies from sticking.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Spread macadamia nuts on cookie sheet and bake until lightly browned. Set aside and let cool.

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy (this should take at least 5 minutes). Gradually add sugar and beat well. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and blend into egg mixture. Beat until smooth.

  • Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice and nuts. Mix until well blended.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls about 3 inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until cookies are golden with dark edges. Let cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 14.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2004
I think the measurements must be wrong on this recipe. The dough came out very runny. When I tried to bake it the cookies ran together on the parchment paper. They turned out to be very sticky chewy and not tasting like lemon. I ended up adding a lot more flour to the rest of the batter which helped a little. I think if I had switched the amounts of flour and brown sugar listed in the recipe and added more lemon juice & zest it would probably have turned out better. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2004
I think the measurements must be wrong on this recipe. The dough came out very runny. When I tried to bake it the cookies ran together on the parchment paper. They turned out to be very sticky chewy and not tasting like lemon. I ended up adding a lot more flour to the rest of the batter which helped a little. I think if I had switched the amounts of flour and brown sugar listed in the recipe and added more lemon juice & zest it would probably have turned out better. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
Definitely needs more lemon. Wasn't too impressed with this recipe. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2010
Someone made Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies for me once a long time ago which is why I tried this recipe. I didn't read the reviews first and just made it as written. First batch became one huge uncooked cookie. Then I read the reviews and tried adding more flour and already put more lemon than asked for. The flour made it not turn into one huge cookie...but the flavor was very unpleasant. Nothing like what it should have tasted like.:( Read More
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