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Lemon Macadamia Cookies

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Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  flour
1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  packed light brown sugar
1/2  cup  sugar
1/2  cup  butter, softened
4  ounces  cream cheese, softened
1  large  egg
1  teaspoon  lemon extract
1 1/2  cups  macadamia nuts, unsalted

Preheat oven to 300* f. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl blend sugars well with an electric mixer set at med speed. Add the butter and cream cheese, and mix to form a smooth paste. Add the egg and lemon extract, and beat at medium speed until light and soft. Scrape down sides of bowl occasionally. Add the flour mixture and nuts. Blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 23-25 min. Immediately transfer to a cool flat surface. Yield approx 3 dozen.

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