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Macadamia Nut Thumbprint Cookies with Passion Fruit Citrus Curd

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill the Dough: 30 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 204kcal
A simple shortbread cookie - reminiscent of the Honolulu Cookie Company loaded with bits of salty, crunchy macadamia nuts and filled with a tangy and refreshing citrus and passion fruit curd.
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  • food processor or mini chopper
  • stand mixer
  • cookie scoops - 1.5 tbps and .5 tbsp


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • cup Citrus and Passion Fruit Curd premade or check out recipes in post


  • Remove egg and butter from refrigerater - all to warm to room temperature. Combine flour and salt in a small mixing bowl. Finely chop the macadamia nuts - I like to use my mini chopper.
  • Place the room temp butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment - beat on medium speed until light and fluffy - about 2-3 minutes. Stop mixer and add in the egg yolk and vanilla - mix until well combined. Stop mixer and carefully fold in dry ingredients. Mix on low until well combined. Use a spatula to fold the chopped mac nuts into the cookie dough.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (1.5 Tbsp) or two spoons to make balls of dough that are about 1.5 tablespoons each. Roll each scoop into a ball and use your thumb to make an indent in each cookie - arrange dough on a parchment lined quarter sheet pan
  • Move the dough to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Arrange frozen cookies on a half sheet pan - at least an inch apart Use your mini cookie scoop (½ Tbsp) to add a small scoop of Passion Fruit and Citrus Curd to each cookie. Bake cookies at 350° for 12-13 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg