These are easy to make. Use a food blender to chop the nuts.

See also the recipe for Macadamia Nut Wedding Cookies. These cookies can also be made gluten free.


1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup all-purpose flour
powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the salt and extract and mix.
2. Chop the nuts in a food blender, half at a time. Measure the nuts after chopping. Add the nuts to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the flour and beat until combined.
3. Form round balls the size of walnuts and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 22 minutes or until done. The cookies will be pale on top and lightly browned on the bottom. Remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies cool for five minutes on the pan. Let them cool completely on a wire rack. Roll the cookies through powdered sugar to coat them heavily.

Baker’s note: We also made these cookies gluten free by substituting a gluten free mix for the all-purpose flour. You could hardly tell the difference.

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