Cashew cookies

Most people,barring me, like dry fruits so this is a cookie that should appeal to the aam junta(as you can see the election fever will take sometime fade away!)

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Ingredients:

  • 100 gms maida
  • 75 gms softened butter
  • 50 gms powdered sugar
  • 2 drops almond essence/1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped cashewnuts

Method:

  • Sieve maida.
  • Preheat oven at 200 deg C.
  • Beat butter and sugar till light and creamy. Add essence and beat again.
  • Add flour and mix gently to get a soft dough.
  • Form into small balls, flatten lightly and roll in the chopped cashews.
  • Arrange in a greased baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from tray when cool.

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Notes: There is nothing wrong with these cookies except one thing- the cashew pieces tend to fall off once the cookies are baked.  Obviously just pressing them onto the cookies before baking isnt good enough. I think to remedy the situation we could baste the cookies with lightly beaten egg white and then roll them in the cashew piece. I think that would make them stick better. I am not sure how effective would using milk as a substitute of egg white be since  I normally use egg in recipes I am not sure about how effective its substitutes are.

This by the way, is the tenth cookie on this blog. Not bad I think!!:D

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11 thoughts on “Cashew cookies

  1. Hmm..ten and still going strong:).Love the crunchy cashews in the cookies,I faced a similar problem while making cookies with nuts.Once baked,the nuts have a tendency to fall off:(.Egg wash is a great solution,but that would make these otherwise eggless cookies egg-full:).

  2. Delicious cashew cookies..have baked perfectly dear 🙂 I am not sure but you can try midly coating the cookies with sugar syrup and then try adding the cashews, i havent tried this method but i think it shud work, if i try i’ll let you know 🙂

  3. @divya- i know.. but i eat eggs, so im kinda ok with that… ut if u dont, then we need to think up of a way to make those nuts stick nice n proper!!
    @parita- sugar syrup i have never heard of… but it shud work na? sugar is sticky… so with that logic cashew piece shud stick…hmmmmm..

  4. hi,
    Ten cookie recipes on the blog great! keep up the spirit dearies 🙂 I love nuts in everything, so for me it’s an absoultely adorable creation 🙂 looks well baked and crisp. It’s ok for nuts to fall off the baked cookies I think there’s no particular soultion as such, anything extra done might spoil the originality of the recipe.

  5. craftyshines

    arrre u no likeee dry fruits???
    *crafty decides she’ll hug mandy forever, n let go only in case of dissimilarity*

    😀

    but still…those look yummy, as usual!!!! u house seems to me like a magic baked goodies reserve!!!! arrreeee waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

    crafty is floating in imagined heaven of baked goodies…..
    😀 😀

  6. @suparna-oh if u like dry fruits u will like this one.. these cookies turn out really nice and crisp.. not too heavy eaither.. im gonna try the egg wash if that fails, i have only got Fevicol as the remaining option!!lol

    @crafty- wat to do man? just toooo many similarities.. its almost freaky!! so when u wanna visit the house of baked goodies?

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