Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
200g Quaker Oats
225g margarine or butter, slightly softened
175g brown sugar
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
400g ground macadamia nuts or pecans, divided
400g plain flour
48 chocolate buttons
Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
Beat together margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat well.
Add combined oats, flour and 200g ground nuts; mix well.
In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork until frothy. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip in egg whites; press one side into remaining nuts.
Place ball nut side up 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb deeply in centre of each.
Bake 8 minutes; remove from oven; Place one chocolate piece in each centre. Return to oven and continue baking 5 to 7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
Store in tightly covered container.