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Sue's Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies

Sue's Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies

Sue Spiersch

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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  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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.

Tisa A.

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!


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.