Lemon Macadamia Cookies

Lemon Macadamia Cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar,packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, unsalted


yield: 36 servings. Preheat oven to 300F. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl blend sugars well with an electric mixer set at med speed. Add the butter and cream cheese, and mix to form a smooth paste. Add the egg and lemon extract, and beat at medium speed until light and soft. Scrape down sides of bowl occasionally. Add the flour mixture and nuts. Blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 23-25 min. Immediately transfer to a cool flat surface. Yield approx 3 dozen.

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