Cashew Cookies Recipe

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Cashew Cookies
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  1. To make the cookies, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and extract in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the sour cream.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. When ingredients are well blended, gently stir in the chopped cashews. I like to keep the cashews coarsely chopped rather than finely diced – I like the crunch of the larger pieces, but chop yours however you prefer.
  5. Drop dough by spoonful onto lightly sprayed or greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, just until very lightly browned on the bottom.
  7. Cool cookies on waxed paper before frosting.
  8. To prepare frosting, place butter in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until butter begins to turn to a golden color (watch carefully so you don’t burn the butter!).
  9. Remove saucepan from burner and stir in powdered sugar, cream and extract, stirring vigorously until smooth and well blended.
  10. This frosting will thicken a bit as it cools, so add more cream to thin it, if necessary, as you are frosting the cookies. If frosting is too thin, stir in a bit more powdered sugar.
  11. As you frost each cookie, place a whole cashew on top for garnish, if desired. You need to do this as you frost each cookie so the nut will adhere to the frosting before it dries.
  12. NOTE: macadamia nuts make a great substitute for the cashews, too!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 371.17 Kcal (1554 kJ)
Calories from fat 208.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.18g 36%
Cholesterol 19.85mg 7%
Sodium 304.72mg 13%
Potassium 522.4mg 11%
Total Carbs 37.06g 12%
Sugars 19.49g 78%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 2%
Protein 6.38g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 40.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 477.54 Kcal (1999 kJ)
Calories from fat 268.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.82g 36%
Cholesterol 25.53mg 7%
Sodium 392.05mg 13%
Potassium 672.11mg 11%
Total Carbs 47.68g 12%
Sugars 25.08g 78%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 2%
Protein 8.21g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 7%
Calcium 52.2mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.2
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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