Papa's Sugar Cookies

These crisp cookies melt in your mouth. Their subtle macadamia nut, cinnamon and orange peel flavors go perfectly together.


8 dozen


1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup canola oil
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter flavoring
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground macadamia nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
additional granulated sugar


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the butter flavoring, orange peel and vanilla.

Combine the flour, nuts, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar and cinnamon; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Roll into 1-inch balls, then roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in additional sugar.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire cooling racks.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes + chilling
Bake Time: 10 minutes/batch

Nutritional Information

1 cookie equals 82 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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