Italian Cookies Recipe

The Macadamia Nut Cookies

The Macadamia Nut Cookies.  This is the right recipe, you can knead this with your hands or use a food processor and spend five minutes.
You can also substitute macadamia nuts with almonds.
SERVING: Makes 18 biscuits


  • 200gr (0.9cup – 7.2oz)flour
  • 110gr (0.49cup – 3.9oz) sugar
  • 130gr (0.6cup – 4.8oz) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100gr (0.44cup – 3.5oz) macadamia nuts


  1. Knead together flour, sugar and butter, then add eggs, vanilla extract and finally, macadamia nuts (better if you use knife to avoid them crumble).
  2. Form a ball and wrap it in a polythene bag, place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  3. After this time, take the the pastry and, on a floured surface, roll it out with a rolling pin at half centimeter (¼ inch) thick, and cut out biscuits with your favourite cutter.
  4. I used a round one with a diameter of 5cm (2 inch)  to make 18 biscuits.
  5. Place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 160°  (310°F) for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool down a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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