Brown Sugar Cashew Cookies

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Snack/Appetizer, Dessert/Topping Bakery Over 30 min 8+


Brown Sugar Cashew Cookies


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  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Sour Cream
  • 1 3/4 cups cashew halves


  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat, adding flour, baking powder and baking soda alternately with sour cream, until well mixed. Stir in cashews.

Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in heavy 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until butter foams and just starts to turn golden (4 to 6 minutes). (WATCH CLOSELY.) Immediately remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.

Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Top with cashew half, if desired.

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