Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cashew Butter Cookies

Cashew Butter Cookies and Dove Cashew Butter Blossoms
This may sound disgusting to most of you, but now that I'm on summer vacation, I have some time on my hands.  So, while shopping at Target the other day, I noticed that they sold cashew butter.  Why not give it a go in the peanut blossom recipe I have?  These are TERRIFIC.  Big, soft, flavorful, but with a flavor I can't identify as cashew.  It's just good.  They don't look any different from the peanut blossoms, so I suppose I could have just made a note in my peanut blossom recipe that you can use cashew butter, but that's not as much fun as taking pictures and putting up a new post, now is it?  I love summer vacation.

Cashew Butter Cookies

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups KAF unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • granulated sugar
  • 1 bag Dove Milk Chocolate Promises, unwrapped (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and cashew butter until well blended.  Add the sugars; beat until light and fluffy.  Add the egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat well.  Stir the flour, soda, and salt together.  Gradually mix into the wet ingredients.

Shape the dough into 1 ¼-inch balls.  Roll in sugar.  Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and immediately place one chocolate Promise on each cookie, if desired.  Then go back and press each Promise gently into the cookie.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Target's Archer Farms brand has some good products.

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