Frosted Cashew Cookies Recipe

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Frosted Cashew Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Cashew Cookies Recipe

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We savor these cookies every Christmas, but they're special year-round with coffee or tucked into a lunch box. I won a ribbon with these cookies at my county fair.—Sheila Wyum, Rutland, ND
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large 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
  • 1-1/2 cups salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 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

Directions

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.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
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

2 each: 348 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large 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
  • 1-1/2 cups salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 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
  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 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart 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

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hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 215331
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"These are requested by my kids every Christmas. One year I ran out of vanilla for the frosting and added a couple drops of maple extract. They were even more fabulous that way. Bottom line is that either way they are delicious."

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puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 11562
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"these are easy to make and taste great"

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4Huskers User ID: 5191012 11021
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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larissabarrett User ID: 4063797 11556
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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billsbunch User ID: 2644601 22693
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

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

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DreamsOfSweets User ID: 5903799 8078
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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jporter10738 User ID: 2533873 9972
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"These are awesome! I made this for a cookie exchange at work and everyone loved them!!! Very soft with just the right mix of salty and sweet!"

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