Cashew Cookies

So, in addition to our sewing group, my awesome neighborhood also has a cooking group. The theme this month? COOKIES! This recipe is a family secret and I might get disowned for sharing it, but it’s a chance I’m taking. Plus, that would mean my mom would actually have to comment on my blog. Ha! These suckers are delicious. My mom used to make my grandpa a batch every year for his birthday. One year, when she lived in Florida, I made them for him instead. He took the container from me and went straight in the other room to hide them so he wouldn’t have to share. THAT is how good they are….kind of like a carmel cashew shake in cookie form.

Cashew Cookies

1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 c sour cream
2 c flour
1/4 t salt
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1 3/4 c salted cashews

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and sour cream. Add dry ingredients. Add vanilla and cashews. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.


1/2 c butter
3 T cream
1/4 t vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

Brown butter. Add rest.

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  1. I want to come and live in your neighborhood. My mom loves cashews so I may have to try this with her. Can you tell me what browing butter is, not not familar.

  2. Lacie @ Creative Attempts says:

    Not only do i want to live in your neighborhood can i just live in your house lol. I am going to try this recipe and report back to you.

  3. Chatty Natty says:

    These sound awesome! I can't wait to try:)

  4. Tell Sooz I'm mad. I've never gotten any! You can bet that I'll be trying this "secret" family recipe.

  5. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    Yup. These were the hit of the party! Alan devoured it. Loved it. Though he doesn't like cashews or really sweet stuff. He LOVED these! BEST COOKIE EVER…and YOU know I love cookies!

  6. Laura, Lynn and Macie Scow says:

    2 thinkgs……1: These look and sounds FANTASTIC, I am making them TODAY! and 2: When you say like a carmel cashew shake, do you mean like the one at Nielson's Frozen Custard or just like a regular old carmel cashew shake??? Cause the one at Nielson's is TOO DIE for, so if the cookie is anything like it, i'm in BIG trouble!!

  7. Browning butter = You melt it in a sauce pan or frying pan or whatever. The temperature needs to be just hot enough that it bubbles. Once it's melted, you let it keep bubbling 'til it turns brown. As soon as it's brown, you take it off the heat immediately. It'll get REALLY foamy.

    There's also a moment when you're making the frosting that you think you might have just ruined the whole thing. Push through that moment, and you'll be good.

  8. I just found your blog and love all of your creativity! I'll keep checking in!

  9. Jared and Delia says:

    YUM! I am going to a cookie fest party next week. Maybe I will bring these if they turn out for me.

  10. Yum! That sounds awesome! And do you just keep the cashews whole/halved? Or do you crush them a bit more?

  11. I gained 5 lbs. just reading the recipe. Sounds yummy. Gotta try them. Maybe it'll be a birthday gift to my husband in a couple of weeks.

  12. Embellished Bayou says:

    I've never heard of cashew cookies, but they sure do sound yummy! Can't wait to try them!

  13. Those totally sound delicious.

    Random ? Have you tried Browned butter on popcorn. It is WAY better than just melting the butter, which makes my popcorn soggy. By the way, I check your blog all the time. You are so creative.

  14. Joni Walton says:

    I'll be making them this weekend…thanks for the new recipe!

  15. porter family says:

    sounds like my dad. whenever you make a treat for him, he takes it into his secret lair in the basement so that he doesnt have to share. guess i know where he learned to hoard his food!!

  16. Sounds good! Gonna try these!

    We had a lady in the ward that made these WONDERFUL pistachio cookies! She would NEVER EVER share the recipe, not with anyone! WE felt pleased when we got a plate, but one day she moved and now we never get them.
    Now I just feel like maybe she could have shared it. It would have been way nice so everytime anyone brought them or shared them we would have remembered her.

    Good for you for sharing!!!

  17. Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 says:

    Do you use whole cashews? Or do you have to crush them up? Can't wait to try this recipe!!

  18. Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 says:

    Do you use whole cashews? Or do you have to crush them up? Can't wait to try this recipe!!

  19. i made these cookies tonight and they are one of the best cookies I have ever had. YUM! the brown butter makes all the difference in the world.

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