Friday, December 28, 2012

Cashew brown sugar cookies

Happy New Year to one and all. May the year ahead bring you all  health, wealth and happiness. Happy 2013 again.

For this special day, I have decided to post a special recipe. Hope you enjoy it :)

Ingredients: (Makes 3-1/2 dozen cookies)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (115 gms) 
  • 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  •  1/2 cup fine white sugar
  •  1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk 
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder 
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/4 tspn salt 
  • 2 cups chopped cashew (and more for garnishing) 
  •  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). 
  •  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  •  In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. 
  • In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the eggs, beating well, then stir in the cream and vanilla. 
  • Gradually stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. 
  •  Fold in chopped cashew pieces. 
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets and press down a little. 
  • Place half a cashew on each cookie center (optional) 
  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. 
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


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