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Frosted Cashew Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Cashew Cookies Recipe

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Meet the Cook: It was my sister's sister-in-law who discovered this recipe. We enjoy the cookies at Christmas, but they're rich and elegant for a special coffee and can be tucked in a field lunch box besides. Three years ago, I entered them at our country fair. They won a blue ribbon and were named grand champion. I'm a homemaker, runner for parts on our grain farm and helper with cattle. My husband and I have two boys, a college freshman and a sixth grader. -Sheila Wyum, Rutland, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon each baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • 1-3/4 cups salted cashew halves
  • BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional cashew halves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 348 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cashews.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For the frosting, lightly brown butter in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat; add cream and vanilla. Beat in confectioners' sugar until thick and smooth. Frost cookies. Top each with a cashew half if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Cashew Cookies in Country Woman July/August 1995, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 348 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

these are easy to make and taste great

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

These were wonderful and so nice and soft just the way we like them.. The only problem, which really wasn't a problem, was that they came out small and puffy. I used the cookie scoop so next time I will just make them bigger :-) Everyone loved them and I know I will make them again. Yummy!!!

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

my mother used to make these for me! I'm not a huge nut fan, but when put in cookies- u can't go wrong!

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

Delicious! Mouthwatering! Not so easy, but totally worth the effort!

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!! Highly recommend. I have made these many times, for friends, relatives and bake sales. Everyone LOVES them!!

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