• Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well, then stir in the sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in cashew pieces. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a light brown color, be careful not to burn it. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 162 | Total Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database Nutritional Information Cashew Cookies Servings Per Recipe: 36 Amount Per Serving Calories: 162

  • Total Fat: 9.3g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Sodium: 136mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.3g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2.1g