Cocoa Macadamia Nut Sandies

Cocoa Macadamia Nut Sandies

Heavenly chocolate and rich macadamia nuts add a new dimension to these old-fashioned cookies.

30 min. prep time
5 dozen cookies
131 Rating


1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, finely chopped
3/4 cup powdered sugar


Heat oven to 325°F. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add cocoa, water and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed. Stir in macadamia nuts by hand.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar..

TIP: Want a little variety? Substitute finely chopped blanched hazelnuts or walnuts for the macadamia nuts. Still need more options? Add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or coconut flavoring along with the vanilla.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11521©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

You do not taste the chocolate in this recipe. The cookie is still good, but I would not make them again. I want a chocolate cookie to taste like chocolate.

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