Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
3 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, powdered sugar, and corn starch.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Combine yolks,1 tbsp orange peel, and 4 tablespoons of the orange juice; add to flourmixture stirring until moistened.
  5. If necessary, add remaining orange juice to moisten.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until it forms a ball.
  7. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls.
  8. Arrange balls on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness by pressing with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  10. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
  11. Orange Frosting: In a bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, orange peel, orange juice to make icing spreading consistency.
  12. Frost with Orange Frosting.
  13. Garnish with additional finely shredded orange peel if desired.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a