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Island Macadamia Peppermint Shortbread Cookies layed on parchment lined tray decorated
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Peppermint Bark Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies

Peppermint Bark Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies are baked with macadamia nuts, peppermint bark pieces, then drizzled in more chocolate, everyone will love these Christmas shortbread cookies (holiday cookies).
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint cookies, tropical cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 217kcal


Shortbread Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups macadamia nuts finely chopped
  • 1 cup peppermint bark chips, finely chopped
  • 1 cup peppermint bark chips melted for drizzle decoration


Prep For Holiday Shortbread Cookies

  • On a cutting board, finely chop both the macadamia nuts and peppermint bark chips, you can do them both together. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375.

Make The Shortbread Cookie Dough

  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix softened butter, powder sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time and mix well.
  • Add finely chopped macadamia nuts and peppermint bark chips, mix well.
  • Roll out cookie dough on lightly floured surface, and cut into pineapple shapes. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake The Shortbread Cookies

  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Cool cookies completely.

Decorate The Peppermint Bark Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies

  • In a small glass bowl, melt about 1 cup of the peppermint bark (chips) in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, keep melting in 30-second increments until just melted and stir. Place melted peppermint chocolate in a strong gallon zip-top bag, snip a tiny corner of the bag the tip, and decorate with drizzles of melted peppermint bark in a criss-cross pattern on the pineapple cookies.
  • Let the melted chocolate set for a couple of hours before stacking the cookies.
  • Enjoy, and Mele Kalikimaka.




Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg