Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Baking My Way: Frosted Cashew Cookies

I forgot I bought cashews when I was cleaning out the cupboards and found them. I was wanting to do some baking anyways so I went through the book and found this recipe.

The cookies were really simple and turned out great. Marshall says that they have made it to his favorite baking list (along side Snickerdoodles, Pecan Blonde, Mint Surprise Cookies and, Rocky Road Fudge Bars) so they are definitely worth posting about!

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

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
Additional cashew halves, optional


In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the cashews.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 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 smooth and thick. Frost cookies. Top each with a cashew half if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.

(I dipped the cookies right in the icing to give it a nice fully coated look and a wonderfully sweet taste)

I've shared this recipe at: 

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  1. They look beautiful, Amanda. Love the thick frosting, and cashews are my mom's favorite nut. :-)

  2. I just wanted to say thanks for linking up on last week's Whisking Wednesdays. I feature you and gave you the #2 spot with your rocky road fudge bars! They look amazing and I can't wait to try them! Would love for you to link up another recipe this week.

  3. Thanks for linking up your rocky road fudge bars on my Whisking Wednesday party, they looked amazing, I did them as #2 in my Top 3, can't wait to try them and would love you to visit and link up another recipe for this week.

  4. these look amazing! I love cookies and this is one I have seen! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  5. They look yummy!! Cashews are a family favorite - I definitely have to try these!!! I stopped by from A Marvelous Mess, I've posted a project there too!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  6. I have a bag of cashews in my cupboard that would be perfect for these. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I haven't forgotten about Savory Sunday. I've just been busy with the move. I posted my first recipe in a long time today so maybe I'm getting back on track. I am looking forward to participating. Thank you for the invitation!

  7. Looks tempting and yummy with that frosting! Thanks for the invitation for guest posting, will let you know at a later date...

  8. These cookies look yummy Amanda! xxgloria

  9. What a great sounding cookie. I am sure they taste just as good! :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  10. Cashews are my favorite but I've never baked with them before. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for posting!

  11. We would just love this cookie with the addition of the Cashew. Great recipe that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  12. Thank you for linking up to Whisking Wednesdays last week. I'd love it if you'd pop in and link up another recipe or two this week. Hope to see you there!


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