Christmas Macadamia Cookies


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New York Christmas

New York Christmas

By Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup

Published 2017

  • About

Not everybody loves macadamias, perhaps because they start to turn rancid quite quickly and then taste stale. Fresh macadamia nuts, however, have a deliciously subtle, buttery flavour and give our cookies the perfect crunch. Macadamias are native to Australia’s tropical rain forests and have been enjoyed as a particularly rich source of food by Aboriginal Australians for centuries. Today they are so popular that sometimes there are macadamia shortages, as these nuts are quite tricky to grow and process. No wonder the macadamia is called the “queen of nuts”!