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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Macadamia
Shortbread Cookies

This recipe makes deceptively light, notoriously rich shortbread cookies.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour and cake flour and beat until smooth.
  4. In a shallow dish, stir together macadamia nuts and raw sugar.
  5. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in macadamia nut mixture.
  6. Place 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets, and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Cool on rack.

Makes about 56 cookies.

Source: The Mauna Loa Cooking Treasury by Leslie Mansfield. © Celestial Arts 1998


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