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Charlie Donnelly’s Famous Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Cookies


  • 3 oz. dry roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 5.5 oz package Werther’s Original Hard Candies (about 30 pieces)
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 350. Unwrap the candies and place into heavy-duty zipper top plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, hit the bag to break up the candies, then use the rolling pin to go over the pieces, breaking them into small, pebble-sized bits. Set aside. Place flour, salt, and baking soda into a small bowl and set aside. Using mixer, cream butter together with sugars, then add vanilla and egg. Mix until smooth. Add in the flour mixture in thirds, beating after each addition until well combined. The dough will be fairly stiff. Mix the nuts and the broken candies into the cookie dough, using a wooden spoon to blend the nuts and candy evenly through the dough. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for at least 2 minutes before moving from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Makes 2 ½ dozen cookies.

This recipe is from the writer Marie Bostwick, For those in search of the recipe for Charlie’s famous Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Cookies from the novel A SINGLE THREAD.

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Auntie_Dee in Cookies on November 09 2009 » 0 comments
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