Formed Cookies Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries

posted by Terrytx 09-30-102 5:50 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries
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Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place nuts in a food processor; process until smooth (about 2 minutes), scraping sides of bowl once. Combine macadamia butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add vanilla and egg; beat well.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until combined (mixture will be very thick). Stir in chopped cranberries. Chill 10 minutes.

Divide chilled dough into 30 equal portions; roll each portion into a ball. Place 1 tablespoon granulated sugar in a small bowl. Lightly press each ball into sugar; place each ball, sugar side up, on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper.

Gentle press to top of each cookie with a fork. Dip the fork in water; gently press the top of each cookie again to form a crisscross pattern. Place 15 cookies on each of 2 cookie sheets.

Bake cookies, 1 baking sheet at a time, at 375 for 9 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

Yield: 30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie). 76 cal, 2.5g fat, 1g pro, 13.2g carb, 0.6g fiber, 7mg chol, 0.5mg iron, 44mg sod, 7mg calc.

Source: Cooking Light-10/02

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