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Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

The flavor of these cookies is wonderful. My family likes to sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. It makes a special summertime treat.—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 4 cups salted cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (13.4 ounces) dulce de leche
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) dark chocolate chips
  • Additional sugar


  • Place cashews and sugars in a food processor; cover and process until nuts are finely chopped.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and dulce de leche until blended. Beat in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine baking mix and cashew mixture; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips (dough will be sticky).
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 4 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in additional sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass to 2-1/2-in. circles, redipping in sugar as needed.
  • Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Nestle La Lechera dulce de leche; look for it in the international foods section. If using Eagle Brand dulce de leche (caramel flavored sauce), thicken according to package directions before using.
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  • Marmalady
    Dec 17, 2013

    These are the best cookies ever! very easy to mix up and perfect flavor and texture. I didn't have dulce de leche so I used a jar of good quality caramel ice cream topping. I will definitely make these again and again! ~- Marmalady

  • lgbyers
    Apr 7, 2013

    So good I made a second batch. First batch used pecans and made it like a traditional choc chip cooky; second batch followed recipe with cashews mixed with sugars. YUMMY! Will use recipe again.