Rich cookies become richer with cashew butter. Cookies can be baked so they are either soft or crisp.

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Makes about 22
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1 3/4 cups cashews with canola oil, and process until smooth, 5 to 7 minutes. (You should have about 3/4 cup puree.) Set aside until completely cool.

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  • Coarsely chop cashew nuts, and reserve for garnish.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together; set aside.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, cashew puree, and both sugars, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until well combined, about 30 seconds. Add the flour mixture, and mix on low speed, just until combined, about 20 seconds. Wrap dough in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have ready two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and set aside. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough (1 1/2 ounces), and shape into a ball. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing dough balls 3 inches apart. Dip the tines of a fork in flour, and press into the dough balls to make vertical and horizontal indentations. Sprinkle reserved cashew nuts on top.

  • Bake 10 minutes. Rotate baking sheet, and bake 6 to 8 minutes more, depending on whether a soft or crisp cookie is desired. Transfer cookies with the parchment to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Reviews (21)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2015
I had leftover cashews in my cabinet so I googled cashew recipes & came upon this recipe. The only change I made to the recipe was I added 1/2 TSP of almond extract in addition to the vanilla. It made the cookie super fragrant. Just going nuts with the nuts. I also made my cashew butter a little chunkier b/c I like a textured cookie. It came out delicious & chewy.
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11/08/2012
These cookies were a hit with my coworkers and family. I purchased the cashew butter from Whole Foods in their bulk section just because I didn't have the time to grind my own, but that was the only change I made.
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08/17/2011
Is there some place on this site that gives the nutritional values of the recipes? Before I decide to make this cookie I'd like to know the caloric, fat and carb values.
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04/15/2010
Can anyone comment who has tried these cookies? Were they good.
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04/12/2010
Can anyone tell me if they have made the cookies and if they are worth trying?
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04/12/2010
Can anyone tell me if they have made the cookies and if they are worth trying?
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04/12/2010
i have the classic beehive osterizer blender. it came with an extra jar for smoothies and a mini-food processor bowl and blade. that's what i use to make bread crumbs and pie crust. you could use your blender to make the cashew butter.
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04/12/2010
Why is it that "Martha" ASSUMES that everyone wanting to use her recipes HAS a food processer!! Some of us like to do things the old fashioned way!
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08/13/2009
Whatever, Martha. Just buy cashew butter--available at Trader Joe's and most health food stores.
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03/21/2009
We can buy our butter in sticks in Canada too, All major groceries carry them. I buy lactancia unsalted.
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08/30/2008
Helen, being from Canada I just cut the butter into four and use one for 1 stick. American butter is divided into 4 sticks. Our butter is sold in 454 gram blocks.
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08/30/2008
Helen, I am from Canada where everything is metric also. For the butter when it calls for 1 stick, I just cut the package of butter into four and use one. As far as I know American butter is divided into 4 sticks which make up a pound, and a pound of butter is 454 grams here.
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08/11/2008
to teapot mom, I always use the regular butter and just cut down salt to 1/2 of whatever is originally called for. My question-what do you do when you don't have a food processor?
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08/10/2008
Helen, A stick of butter is 113 g.
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08/10/2008
I have a friend who is allergic to peanuts and this includes ALL nuts, including cashews. Seeds seem to be okay.
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08/09/2008
Hi,Can you please tell me how much 1 Stick of buter is in grams.I'm from Australia so all our measurements are metric. Many Thanks Helen
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08/09/2008
Would anyone know if these might be appropriate to serve to people with peanut allergies (I would always let the allergic person know about the cashews first - just to be sure)?
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08/09/2008
Whole Foods sells all kinds of nut butters!
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08/09/2008
Could I use olive oil instead?
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08/09/2008
I notice many of the recipes call for unsalted butter. Can I use regular butter and leave the salt out of the recipe?
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08/09/2008
Could you use premade cashew butter instead of grinding your own?