It’s been awhile sine I’ve last made cookies. Cookies are my downfall, and if they are around, I will eat them until they are all gone. So I am trying my best not to make them nearly as often as I would like, so I am not “obligated” to eat them all. However, with that being said, I knew I wanted to make some cookies with the cashew butter I received from Living Tree Community Foods the minute I received it. More Treats from Living Tree Community Foods At long last, the frosted cashew butter cookies are made, and they came out fabulous! I served them on another one of my gifts from CheForward, that came in before the holidays. Presents for the Chef. I am feeling so honored that so many wonderful people are sending me these fantastic products to sample. Thank you for allowing me all these unbelievable opportunities to sample so many extraordinary products. To me, I am just having fun playing in the kitchen with my new toys.
Frosted Cashew Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour, sifted
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup Living Tree Community organic cashew butter
1 1/4 cups cashews
Preheat the oven to 375* F.
Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy. Then mix in the egg and vanilla and mix again. Add the cashew butter and mix once more.
Combine all the dry ingredients, mix well, and add them into the butter and sugar mixture adding about 1/3 at a time, mixing in between each addition. Once all the ingredients are combine fold in about 3/4 cup of chopped cashews.
Spoon out about 3/4 TBSP of dough and form into a ball, place the dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet, then press the dough balls to flatten them and bake for about 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden. (I know my lens needs cleaning. I often have stuff on my hands while I am trying to take the pictures, and as careful as I try to be, sometimes I still get stuff on the lens).
Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before frosting them.
Golden Cashew Butter Frosting
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Living Tree Community organic cashew butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 TBSP milk
Melt the butter and the cashew butter in a saucepan, stirring constantly until well combined and melted and the butter has a slight golden color. Then combine it with the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Combine well, making sure all the lumps are dissolved. Once everything is combined well, start spreading the frosting on top of the cooled cookies. Place a whole cashew on top in the center of the cookie before the frosting sets (you can use chopped cashews if your prefer).
I had some leftover chocolate ganache from when I made the chocolate almond butter tart, Chocolate Almond Butter Tart so I decided to melt it and drizzle it over the cookies to spruce them up and to really make them stand out and pop.
The finished cookies came out even better than I had hoped. They are decadently delicious, and quite possibly, my new favorite cookie.