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Cashew Sandwich Cookies

 Cashew Sandwich Cookies
If your family and friends enjoy rich-tasting confections, these treats are bound to be a hit at holiday gatherings! Filled with chocolate and cashews, the cookies have melt-in-your-mouth appeal. I came up with them while trying to develop a creative new recipe. They've proven popular. —Melissa Boder, Salem, Virginia
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (10 ounces) salted cashews, finely chopped
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg yolks, sour cream, vanilla and lemon juice. Gradually add
  • flour and mix well. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or until
  • easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • For filling, melt chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe
  • bowl; stir until smooth. Stir in cashews. Spread on the bottom of

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Cashew Sandwich Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • half of the cookies; top each with another cookie. Dust tops with
  • confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 337 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.