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Macadamia Nut Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are not your average Macadamia Nut Cookies! A simple shortbread dough rolled in chopped macadamia nuts, then baked and dolloped with the best cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle some cardamom on top and these are the perfect Christmas cookies! A unique and delicious cookie for you to add to your list this year!

macadamia nut cookies

My dad and my brother have birthdays a week apart in December, so the other night we all got together for presents and cake. (This

, in case you were wondering. It’s one of my favorite cakes for the holiday season!)

My kids were being adorable as usual, especially 2-year-old Valentine, who steals everyone’s heart within 1 second of meeting her. My brother Nathan was trying to convince me that my kids are ACTUALLY cuter than other people’s kids, and he can totally be objective about it. I said no way, you are an adoring uncle, you are totally biased. (But I’ll take it anyway. What parent doesn’t believe their kids are cuter than all the rest?)

macadamia cookies

Then my dad, father of 5 children, chimed in,  “Yeah, I thought all our kids were pretty cute when they were little.” Then he paused and with hesitation said, “Well, except when Karen was about 11 or 12. It was pretty bad.”

THANKS A LOT, DAD. We’ll see if I ever make YOU a birthday cake again!!!

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He’s totally justified though, and we were laughing about it. Puberty hit me with a ton of bricks, and my mom did NOT help matters by allowing me to get a bad perm and dye my hair orange (it was supposed to be red, like Anne of Green Gables…) Braces, baby fat, oh my.

Also, my very first memories consist of adults telling me how cute I was (and also, “stop whining Karen”). So if Valentine is extra adorable now, she might have another thing coming in 8 or 9 years or so. Poor kid. I’ll at least save her from the perm.

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