Cashew Cookies With Browned Butter Icing

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    25 min

These drop cookies are easy to prepare, and the browned butter icing makes them extra special.

What You'll Need

  • Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped salted cashews
  • Icing
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease. Heat the oven to 400° F.

Cream butter and brown sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture, alternating with sour cream, until well blended. Stir in the cashews.

Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

Remove cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool.

Makes about 4 dozen cashew cookies.

Browned Butter Icing

In a saucepan heat 4 tablespoons butter until lightly browned. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk or cream, and vanilla. If necessary add more confectioners' sugar or milk to get a good spreading consistency.

Frost cooled cookies.

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