Submitted by: William Ruiz-McCann

Description: This 3rd place winner of the 2013 Washington State Fair Kids Baking Contest takes shortbread cookies up a notch with Macadamia ROCA® added to the mix.

  • Prep Time: Approx. 1hr 15 min
  • Total Time: Approx. 1hr 25 min
  • Yield: Approx. 30 Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 10 Macadamia ROCA® pieces, crushed


  1. In a large bowl – mix butter, powdered sugar and clear vanilla with a spoon. Stir in sifted flour

  2. Use blender or food processor to crush 10 Macadamia ROCA® pieces and add to mix

  3. Split dough in half, roll into two logs 1 ½ inches diameter

  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or over night

  5. Heat oven to 350˚F. Unwrap cookie dough and cut into ¼ inch cookies. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes

  6. Let set 1 minute then remove and cool. Enjoy!