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Sue's Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Sue's Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies

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"This is an old family recipe that I 'tweaked' by adding macadamia nuts. I bake about 1,000 of these every year for our St Joseph Garden Tour and I don't even have any crumbs left."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Sift flour, resift with salt and baking soda. Stir in oats and nuts and set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat til thoroughly mixed.
  3. Roll dough in waxed paper like logs, shaping as you roll. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Unroll cookie dough and slice 1/4 inch thick and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2003

This is actually my recipe and it just dawned on me that I should have listed the size of eggs that I used for this recipe. This may be the reason that one reviewer had some difficulty with crumbling. I use 2 Extra Large eggs for this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2003

there is something drastically wrong with this recipe. After chilling the logs the are impossible to slice. I finally crumbled the logs and added another egg and a bit of milk to get a cookie batter texture. THEN they were good!


19 Ratings

Feb 27, 2007

I tried this recipe this past Christmas for my Mom's Christmas cookie give-away. She put them on her tray to take to her office and my phone did not stop ringing for the recipe! They are amazing! One of the best cookie recipes that I have ever tried!

Jan 19, 2003

My family loved this recipe. I substituted a half cup butter for half a cup of the shortening, and I added half a package of good-quality white chocolate chips. I also made them as drop cookies instead of chilling them.

Mar 05, 2003

I think these cookies are great! My family just loves them too. Very easy to make and rather than chill them in the fridge I just dropped them as drop cookies! Worked great.

Sep 04, 2006

This was a very nice recipe that was simple & easy to make, and the results were very much enjoyed.

Dec 13, 2005

Maybe it's personal preference. I enjoy macadamia but when put with oatmeal cookies, was a bit too much for me. Was little too sweet too. Would cut sugar by 1/4 each next time.

Jul 15, 2005

I'm not a fan of oatmeal cookies but, now that I've tried these I'm hooked. These are simple and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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