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Melt in the Mouth Cashew Nut Cookies

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Peachpurple loves to bake assorted cakes, muffins and cookies. All the recipes posted at Hubpages were originally baked and tasted.

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Cashew Nut Cookies

My Chewy Freshly Bake Cashew Cookies !!

My Chewy Freshly Bake Cashew Cookies !!

Brief intro

I am a huge fan of cashew nut cookies, love those buttery sweet cookies with wondefully crunchy roasted raw cashew nut embedded into them. These cashew nut cookies are awesomely melt in the mouth, goes very well with a hot cup of coffee or tea or alongside a bowl of fruity yogurt.


You can chill the dough, roll it out to make cut out cookies with assorted cookie cutter which is my favorite, clover shape cookie cutter. You could opt for raw cashew nuts or those prepacked roasted nuts.


I prefered raw cashew nuts because they are cheaper if bought in bulks at a very low price. All you have to do is break the raw cashew nuts into halves, put them into a lined tray roast them in the microwave oven for 10min until brownish.

Main Ingredients To Prepare:

butter, vanilla, egg, flour, baking powder, sugar, cashew nuts

butter, vanilla, egg, flour, baking powder, sugar, cashew nuts

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

15 minutes per tray of 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 240g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g cashew nut, –grounded
  • ½ tsp baking powder, - sieved
  • 350g flour, sieved
  • 20g custard flour, sieved
  • For Glazing: 1 egg, - beaten
  • For decoration: Some cashew nuts-, roasted and cut into half

Tips and tricks:

Remember to weigh your ingredients as according to the recipe quantity.

You could either use salted or unsalted butter under room temperature.

As for sugar, you could either use icing sugar or castor sugar.

I prefer to use raw cashew nuts for my cookies as they are much cheaper and there is no added sugar or salt.

There are several ways to roast the cashews but I found these 2 methods are easily done at home :

  1. Spread them across the tray and roast in the oven for 10 minutes at 150C.
  2. Heat up a dry wok or pan under low fire and roast them until both sides turn brownish, not burnt.



Method of Baking Cashew Nut Cookies

Beat batter until creamy

Beat batter until creamy

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until creamy. You can either beat the batter with a stainless steel fork or throw them into a cake mixer for a quick process.

Step 2

beat in the egg and vanilla essence

beat in the egg and vanilla essence

  • Crack in 1 egg and vanilla essence.
  • Stir well.
  • Make sure that they are well combined.

Step 3

sieve in all the dry ingredients and the grounded cashews

sieve in all the dry ingredients and the grounded cashews

  • Sieve dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, custard flour in another bowl.
  • Add in grounded cashew nuts into the dry mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour in the dry ingredients ( sieved ) into the butter mixture.

Step 4

soft dough

soft dough

  • Stir well until all ingredients are well combined.
  • It will form into a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge ( not freezer ) for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Roll the dough with lightly sprinkle rolling pin so that the dough may not stick to it.

Roll the dough with lightly sprinkle rolling pin so that the dough may not stick to it.

  • Divide dough into 3 portions for easy rolling.
  • Sprinkle some flour onto a dry surface ( or cutting board ).
  • Roll 1 portion of the dough flat around 3mm thickness.
  • Dip cookie cutter into little flour in order to allow the cookie to slip out easily.

Step 6

You need not space the cookies out since they will not spread out when baking.

You need not space the cookies out since they will not spread out when baking.

  • Stamp out the dough with cookie cutter. Place the cookies onto lightly greased baking tray or baking sheet.
  • Brush each cookie with little egg.
  • Lightly place 1 piece of half cashew nut on top each cookie.

Finally....

YUMMY !!

YUMMY !!

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cashew nut cookies turn brownish.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on wire rack before storing into airtight container.

What are the nutritional value of cashew nuts?


These delicious, crunchy cashew nuts are rich in:

  • Fats
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin E
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20% protein

Facts about cashew nuts


  1. Cashew nuts look like a crescent moon or a grain worm that are originally white-cream in color.
  2. They turn light brownish in color after roasted or toasted.
  3. These nuts are grown in tropical countries but take 3 long years to harvest them after plating. That is why cashew nuts are expensive.
  4. By the end of the year around the month of November, you may notice red and yellow flowers bloom which indicate the next stage would be bearing the fruit, hard nutshell cashews.
  5. When it is ripe, 2 cashew nuts will be collected in each fruit.




What are the disadvantages of cashew nuts?


Consuming too much cashew nuts may lead to:

  • Excess phlegm
  • High cholesterol level


What are the advantages of cashew nuts?

  • Rebuilds energy
  • Reduce anti-aging problem

Cashew nuts are nutritious. That is why cashew nuts are often used in baking cookies, cakes, pastry and Western dishes.




My Own Video-Cashew Nut Cookies

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2014 peachy

Comments

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 16, 2018:

Oh yes, do try, these cookies are a must during festive season for my family.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on May 31, 2018:

This recipe sounds terrific. I definitely have to try it. I love cashews.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 27, 2017:

Thanks, glad that you love the cookies

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on October 25, 2017:

Hi peachy,

I love cashews. The cookies look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on November 25, 2015:

@priscillaking nope, I saw my stat that only 1 visitor, should be you from blogjob, anyway thanks a lot. appreciated

Priscilla King from Gate City, Virginia on November 25, 2015:

@peachpurple Thanks, I voted...now we just need about fifty more votes to get a result worth counting! (Any more Blogjob people here since this Hub appeared in my Link Log?)

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on November 25, 2015:

@priscillaking ok I will add in as often as possible in the poll, thanks. Another member from blogjob

Priscilla King from Gate City, Virginia on November 24, 2015:

The trouble with the poll is that it doesn't show my answer... "As often as possible." (I usually buy a package or two, 100-200g, per week.)

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on April 10, 2015:

thanks for coming by. Yes, kids gonna love them

poetryman6969 on April 10, 2015:

I like cashews. These cookies look like they would be fun for kids.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on April 10, 2015:

thanks, its ok. I am sure you will enjoy this cookies

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on April 10, 2015:

thanks for your angels. Yeah, raw cashews and almonds are cheaper than roasted packets. I had tried toasting them, awesome !

Mary Craig from New York on April 09, 2015:

Couldn't take the survey because I buy (and eat) cashew nuts whenever they are on sale. The cookies look delicious. Your recipe and video were perfect!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and delicious.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 09, 2015:

Hi peachpurple

I really do like cashews...but have never baked with them.

The tip about buying them uncooked to roast to save money is such a helpful one.

I will be giving this a try.

thanks for this recipe. I can almost smell them baking

Angels are on the way to you this evening

Voted up shared and pinned to my cookies board ps

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on April 03, 2015:

thanks au fait

yeah, this sunday is easter day, today is good friday, time to fast

C E Clark from North Texas on April 02, 2015:

A great recipe for Easter that is just 3 days away!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on March 07, 2015:

cashew nuts are chewy, I love adding them to fried rice too

Dan Harmon from Boise, Idaho on March 07, 2015:

Like you, I love cashews (and cookies) - I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 04, 2015:

You're welcome anytime Peach. Maybe one of these days I'll make it.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on March 04, 2015:

Thanks kristen, i am sure you will love this cashew cookies for sure

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 03, 2015:

Delicious cookies. It looks yummy. I love cashews. Two votes for voted up!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2015:

Ezzly

Me too, i love roasted cashews, either the cookies, cakes or fried rice

ezzly on February 06, 2015:

Absolutely love cashew nuts never would have thought to use them in cookies, this is great and love the photos !

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 04, 2015:

Cashews are delicious, nutritious and addicting! I like them covered in dark chocolate or just plain...I bet I'd like these cookies too! :)

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 21, 2015:

Arachnea

thanks, i am sure you will enjoy cashew cookies, just awesome for any time

colorfulone

me too, i love raw and toast them with honey

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 21, 2015:

Looks like a yummy cookie recipe. I love cashews.

Well done!

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on January 04, 2015:

These also look delish. I'll have to put cashews on my next shopping list. Sharing. I love cookies and I have tea time in my mind right now.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 04, 2015:

Dear marcy

Yes cashew are great for snacking and mxing in stir fries too, baking nakes it more aromatic

Dear sanjay,

Yes, do rry n let me know,tq

Dear vocalcoach,

Thanks fir yr votes, me too can't stop once eating cashews

Dear jackie,

Aw you threw the cutters to yr kids already? Sorry to hear that, niwadays cutters are cute

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on January 03, 2015:

Oooh - I'll bet these are good! Cashews have a naturally sweet flavor, so they'd been great in cookies. I'd never thought of using them for baking (they always seem like they're for snacking, or cashew butter).

Sanjay Sharma from Mandi (HP) India on January 03, 2015:

Thanks for sharing the wonderful information. I will try it.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 03, 2015:

I am crazy about cashews. Once I start on these tasty nuts, I can't seem to stop. Thanks for your recipe. I'll enjoy making these cookies. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and will share.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 03, 2015:

You are going to have me so busy baking! It all sounds so good. I threw my cookie cutters out with the kids; now I will go buy more! Thanks so much for sharing these delicious recipes. Up and sharing.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on December 28, 2014:

@susan

yes, if you are out of cashew, try almonds or plain peanuts

Susan from India on December 27, 2014:

Wow... These cookies look very delicious. I am now excited to try these cookies out. Thanks for sharing.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on December 24, 2014:

@pinoy

a simple oven will do. A tray should make 40 cookies

Shiela Gerona from Philippines on December 23, 2014:

I'm planning to buy an oven so that I could bake some cookies and cupcakes for my kids. This looks delicious, I'll try your recipe someday.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on December 16, 2014:

thanks, do you have any cookies to share? I am looking for butter cookies

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on December 15, 2014:

I love this cookies and step by step instruction complete with pictures. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on December 15, 2014:

@Peggy

yes, do try. These cashews are really, really good.

@Rachel

Glad that both of you are cashew lovers.

@Violette

Thanks, good thing that my Nokia N79 takes good photos

@rebecca

thanks, do let me know how they turns out and have a merry christmas

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 15, 2014:

Thanks for this neat recipe. I love cashews. Will definitely do for Christmas!

VioletteRose from Atlanta on December 15, 2014:

I love cashew nuts, the cookies look absolutely delicious!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on December 14, 2014:

These cashew nut cookies look delicious. My husband and I love cashews, so I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing, it's nice to get new cookie recipes.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 14, 2014:

These look so pretty and I am sure that they taste as good as they look. Thanks for your recipe and information about cashews. Sharing!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on December 06, 2014:

@oliversmum

hi, thanks for dropping by, good cashews for any day

oliversmum from australia on December 05, 2014:

peachpurple Hi. Love to look and sound of your cashew nut cookies. Will try them over our summer season (which is now). Thank you for the easy to follow instruction and step by step photographs. Thumbs up. :) :)

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 25, 2014:

i am from malaysia. Yes, you can replace with almond flour and do let me know the outcome. thanks

Judy Filarecki from SW Arizona and Northern New York on October 25, 2014:

I'm not sure I've ever seen it in the US markets. Are you from another county? I am gluten sensitive so I have to be very careful of flours made with wheat. I'm sure if I replace it with a fine blanched almond flour, It would turn out just as good. I'll have to try it ans let you know. Thanks

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 25, 2014:

You can find custard flour in supermarket at the flour dept, otherwise replace it with milk powder

Judy Filarecki from SW Arizona and Northern New York on October 24, 2014:

I've got to give these a try. I have cashew flour, but I'm not sure what custard flour is.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on October 21, 2014:

thanks, you can make them for any occasion too

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on September 21, 2014:

you gotta try them out. I love the aromatic cashew nuts in the cookies

mumsgather on September 18, 2014:

This is something I would like to try with the kids for Chinese New Year. Your hub is very comprehensive with lots of little details. Love it.

Mariah Aiken from Moncks Corner, South Carolina on August 17, 2014:

Yum these look delicious! I must give these a try.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on August 10, 2014:

yes, do try this recipe

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on August 10, 2014:

nothing beats cashew nuts, i like them raw or toasted

Lind M. Gaer from Manila on July 13, 2014:

definitely looks good!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on June 26, 2014:

I consume Cashew nuts as often as possible. This recipe is made for a Cashew nut nut like me. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, interesting and useful.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 12, 2014:

thanks, i am very grateful

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 12, 2014:

thanks, glad you like it

Shelley Watson on June 07, 2014:

mmm, fabulous cookies. I too love cashew nuts, and you have given me a wonderful ideal. Thank you for sharing.

moonlake from America on June 07, 2014:

I came back to pin this hub to my cookie board.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2014:

thanks

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2014:

you order casshews?

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2014:

thanks

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2014:

thanks

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on June 07, 2014:

thanks, appreciated

Shelley Watson on May 17, 2014:

I love cashew nuts, they are my favourite nut. So thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on April 12, 2014:

mmmm yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Great hub.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on March 11, 2014:

I also live cashews and since we have some coming in the mail, I may just have to make a batch of these cute little cookies! Thanks for sharing.

moonlake from America on February 21, 2014:

These look so good. I love your photos good job on your nice hub. Voted up.

jtrader on February 17, 2014:

Good idea for people who like cashews. Cashews are good for the heart too.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

thanks for reading

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

do try. crunchy!!

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

thanks for trying out

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

yeah, my kids love them

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

me too

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on February 17, 2014:

awesome

Jennifer from Canada on February 11, 2014:

All I can say is yum! Definitely will try this recipe! Thx for sharing! :)

Sp Greaney from Ireland on January 25, 2014:

Love this recipe, so easy and simple to make. I usually just eat cashew nuts by themselves, I never would have thought about doing something like this.

Dianna Mendez on January 23, 2014:

I do enjoy cashews and know well how much they benefit the body. Your recipe is simple but it will make an afternoon treat so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the facts on these nuts.

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 18, 2014:

I love cashews and could imagine how cute your recipe would be using a heart-shape cookie cutter for Valentine's Day and a message to the effect of "I'm nuts about you."

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 18, 2014:

I like cashew nuts one of my favorites this sounds a delicious treat.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on January 17, 2014:

This looks like a nice recipe.

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 16, 2014:

@faithreaper

thanks

@Careermommy

@Claudia Tello

sorry, i forgotten to add in the rest ingredients. Already edited. Thanks for yr reminder. Greatly appreciated.

@kidscrafts

Thanks

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on January 16, 2014:

I LOVE cashew nuts! So I supposte those cookies must be just delicious! I will keep your recipe in mind. It's looks just delicious... too bad we can't smell them (or taste tem) on hubpages ;-)

Great pictures to illustrate your recipe, PeachPurple!

Thank you for sharing!

Claudia Tello from Mexico on January 16, 2014:

Hi, I am also a Cashew Nut fan but I rarely eat them because they are too expensive (that´s what I answered in your poll). I would love these cookies, they look great. I went through your recipe and there are some ingredients missing in your list though, thought I´d let you know.

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on January 16, 2014:

Hi peachpurple, these cookies look amazing! I'd love to try them, but I don't see ingredient listed for the dry ingredients?? What amount of flour, etc... Am I missing it?

Faith Reaper from southern USA on January 16, 2014:

Love cashews and eat them all the time, so I could not answer your poll! Great recipe hub. Thank you for sharing. Will be sure to try this one. Up and more and sharing. Blessings, Faith Reaper

peachy (author) from Home Sweet Home on January 16, 2014:

Thank you,glad that u like it

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 16, 2014:

Wonderful hub and so well done!

The pictures, video and instructions are so helpful. I love the Cashew nut in cookies.

Thanks for sharing the details, voted up!

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