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Orange Macadamia Nut
Cookies Mix in a Jar


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts

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  1. Layer the ingredients in a quart-size jar.
  2. Attach the following recipe on a gift tag.

Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Combine 1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons orange juice; add to flour mixture, stirring until moistened. If needed, add more orange juice to moisten. On lightly floured surface, knead dough til it forms a ball. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Arrange balls on ungreased baking sheets; flatten by pressing with the bottom of a glass to 1/4-inch thickness, dipping glass into sugar for each round. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove from baking sheets. Cool on wire rack.

Frost with Orange Frosting, if desired. If desired, garnish with finely shredded orange peel.

Orange Frosting: In a bowl, stir together 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel and enough orange juice to make an icing of spreading consistency (about 1 tablespoon).