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Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

Cream Cheese Macadamia CookiesWith their cake-like texture and subtle orange flavor, these tender drop cookies are sure to…

Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 teaspoons grated orange zest 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted macadamia nuts or almonds


In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, orange zest 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 with a greased glass.

Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts 2 each:

  • 173 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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