Macadamia Melts

Macadamia Melts
Yield: 3 dozen Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 350°F 20 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Make It

1. In large bowl, beat together butter and the granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons water and vanilla extract; beat until combined. On low speed, beat in the flour just until combined and all ingredients are evenly moistened.

2. Fold in nuts. Form into disk; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll dough into balls, using 1 level tablespoon for each. Place on ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart.

4. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cookies cool slightly on wire rack. Dust with remaining confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 104, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 14, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 11, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.