Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Blog, Bready or Not, chocolate, cookies, maple, nutty | 0 comments

These Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies mix maple sweetness and warm spices and chocolate with the wonderful crunch of macadamias. They are perfect for fall–and throughout the year.

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

A food processor will be a big help in this recipe. The nuts and chocolate need to be in fine slivers. If the chunks are too big, the sliced cookies won’t be cohesive.

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

These are fridge cookies. Form the dough into tube shapes, wrap up well, then stash them in the fridge or freezer. Then thaw, slice, and bake when you need cookies.

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

If you do the full batch at once, you’ll likely get a lot of cookies, depending on your tube size and how you slice them. I got about 70 cookies.

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

These are perfect cookies to warm up your belly on a cool autumn or winter night (or in Arizona, to make-believe in such a temperature shift).

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

Bready or Not Original: Spiced Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

These sliced cookies are a delightful blend of sweet maple and warm spices with added nuance from chocolate and crunchy macadamias. Mix up the dough and stash in the fridge or freezer for future baking! Makes about 70 cookies.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, macadamia nuts, maple
Author: Beth Cato

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 3 sticks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips semisweet or dark or mixture
  • 1/3 cup candied ginger finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a food processor or by knife, finely chop macadamia nuts, followed by the chocolate chips. Set aside. (If these are not in fine pieces, the dough will fall apart when sliced.)
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, spices, salt, and baking soda. Gradually work this into the creamed mixture. Fold in the nuts, chocolate, and candied ginger until incorporated.
  • Divide dough in half and shape into foot-long logs. Encase in plastic wrap. Chill at least two hours, or freeze for later baking.
  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Unwrap log and cut dough into 1/4-inch thick medallions, reshaping with fingers as needed. Place spaced out on parchment-covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until set with a firm, golden base. Cool on pan for 5 minutes then move to rack to completely cool.
  • Cookies keep for at least 3 days in sealed containers at room temperature.

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