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Frosted Cashew Drops

 Frosted Cashew Drops
If your family likes the taste of cashews, they will love these caramel-flavored cookies. I think they make a nice nutty addition to any holiday cookie platter, but they always disappear quickly no matter what time of year I decide to serve them.
44 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in
  • the sour cream, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in the cashews.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a heavy saucepan, cook butter over medium heat for

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Frosted Cashew Drops (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Whisk in the confectioners' sugar
  • and enough milk to achieve a smooth consistency. Spread over cooled
  • cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 111 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.