Cashew Cookies

Cashew Cookies


"Soft sour cream cookies with cashews and burned butter frosting. This is the world's best cookie! They immediately disappear after making. Try them, you'll fall in love! "


45 m servings 162 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well, then stir in the sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in cashew pieces. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a light brown color, be careful not to burn it. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies.
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  1. 42 Ratings


The original recipe is bland. I found it improved with these alterations: increase vanilla to 1 1/2 tsp, increase salt to 1/2 tsp & roast the raw cashews before adding to recipe. Canned roas...

I was unable to go visit my husband's family with him for the holidays, so I sent him with bags of cookies for all his relatives. I was initally afraid to include these cashew cookies because I...

Very good cookie...has a buttery/nutty taste. Be sure to use UNSALTED cashews! I chopped the cashews up with my food processor, being careful not to chop them too fine. From the previous reviews...

With a few changes these make the cutest little Christmas cookies and I have used them for years for holiday baking. First, use only 1 c. of cashews for a softer cookie. Make them a level teas...

Great cookies. Unique. Won't find like them anywhere else. 30 minutes after baking is *not* the right time to taste them. The frosting and the cookie combine for great flavor the next morning o...

This is a delicious recipe. The cookie is soft and moist and turns out almost like a mini cake. The cookie by itself is not-so-sweet, but tastes excellent with the frosting. The slightly nutt...

Excellent cookie! I think the term "burned butter" kind of scares people off though. From the way the butter frosting turns out, I think it should be referred to as "carmel butter". Very NU...

Burned butter frosting on these cookies is DELICIOUS! Cookies are great too!

These were wonderful! I took them to a party and everyone loved them. I overheard "Take one of those cookies for a nibble while you're waiting in line!" And I watched *everyone* arrive back at ...