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Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies
from my mom
6 sticks butter (my mom sometimes does half margarine and half butter)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 T. vanilla
5 and 3/4 cups flour
1 and 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1. In a bowl cream together butter and sugar. *Be sure to use butter that is room temperature, or be sure to cream butter really well. If not you may end up with a cookie that spreads too much or has holes in it!*
2. Slowly mix in vanilla, flour and macadamia nuts, making sure nuts and flour are well mixed.
3. Divide dough and form into 4-5 logs and wrap logs in wax paper or saran wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours (or overnight). *Chilling for a shorter time will cause the cookies to spread out and not maintain its shape*
5. Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown.