Macadamia Shortbreads

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    2 inch 5 cm square cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Macadamia nuts may be expensive, but they have a delicate and elusive flavor perfect for these cookies. Everything is just mixed together and pressed into the pan-nothing could be easier.


Cookie Dough

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ounces (50 grams) unsalted macadamia nuts


  1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 325°F (160°C).
  2. For the dough, combine the sugar and macadamia nuts in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse to grind finely. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse several times to mix. Add the butter and pulse until the butter is finely mixed in. The mixture should be powder