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Cashew Cookies

 Cashew Cookies
Some "dairy" merry snacking is guaranteed when you pass out these cashew-packed goodies! I found the recipe in a flyer promoting dairy products years ago. It's been this farm wife's standby ever since.
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped cashews
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Cashew halves, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with sour cream to creamed
  • mixture. Stir in cashews. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on a wire rack. For frosting, lightly brown butter in a small
  • saucepan. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Add cream and
  • vanilla. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth and thick. Frost

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Cashew Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cookies; top each with a cashew half if desired. Yield: about 5
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 198 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.