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Macadamia Shortbread Cookies

02:10:00 30 servings, 1 cookie (30 g) each
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30 servings, 1 cookie (30 g) each

These shortbread cookies are filled with chocolate-flavoured cream cheese, then topped with apricot jam and chopped macadamia nuts. This is the perfect cookie to serve at your next get-together. But be prepared - your guests are sure to be asking for the recipe!

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  • Combine flour, corn starch and salt. Beat butter, 250 g cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add vanilla; mix well. Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Divide dough in half; flatten each into disk. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Roll out 1 disk on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 30 star shapes, using 3-inch cookie cutter and rerolling scraps as necessary. Place, 1 inch apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Mix remaining cream cheese with cocoa powder and remaining sugar until blended. Spread onto bottoms of 30 cookies; cover with remaining cookies, top sides up, to make 30 sandwiches. Spread tops with apricot jam; sprinkle with nuts.

Make Ahead

These crisp cookies can be baked ahead of time. Place cooled (unfilled) cookies in airtight container or freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature before filling and decorating as directed.


Substitute pecans for the macadamia nuts.


  • 30 servings, 1 cookie (30 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 30 servings, 1 cookie (30 g) each
Calories 140
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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