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Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

I came up with this recipe by accident one day when I wanted to make some cookies. I decided to use some ingredients already in my cupboard, and these were the delicious result. —Barbara Sepcich, Galt, California
Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts (dough will be stiff); set aside.
  2. For filling, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in nuts; cool slightly. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Shape 1 teaspoon of dough around each piece of chocolate-nut mixture so it is completely covered. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 12-14 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 117 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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