Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cashew Butter Cookies

Well.... so much for my 4th of July post. Two weeks late. Good Governors, as my Grandma used to say. I came across this recipe at the end of June. I went on a search for Cashew Butter. Checked out all my local grocery stores, and no luck. Fruitful Yield (a health food, gluten free, vitamin, and other cool things store) had the Cashew Butter. It was a bit pricey. $9.25 for this jar. Use prudently and Refrigerate.

Well Cashew butter is amazing. I did not sit an gobble it down like Nutella. A couple of tastes, yummy. These Cashew Butter Cookies are lovely. A shortbread butter cookie with an fantastic undertone. Slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy and smooth on the inside. You could add ground Cashews if you wanted to. I did not have any on hand, so I stuck with the recipe. A fantastic tea cookie, or great for the beach.

Cashew Butter Cookies
adapted from
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cashew butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cashew butter until combined. Add in egg and vanilla extract until mix in. Reduce speed of mixer, gradually blend in flour mixture until just combined.

Shape dough into balls and place on baking sheet. Either use a fork or damp spatula and smash down. 
Bake for 9-10 minutes. Until edges start to barely turn brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

This recipe was a snap to put together. You could always chill your dough. These were made on the fly. 

The Cookies will puff slightly on then settle. They are a very nice looking cookie for any event.

We went to the beach for a cook out. Brats and Dogs and loads of sides. The Cookies were nearly gone before we ate dinner. That is ok. My Mother made this FABulous berry cobbler. It was out of this world. 

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