Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Frosted Cashew Cookies

Frosted Cashew Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/3 c. sour cream
1-3/4 c. salted whole cashews
Garnish: 36 whole cashews

Blend together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir together dry ingredients; add alternately with sour cream. Mix well. Carefully fold in 1-3/4 cups cashews. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden; cool. Frost cookies; top with remaining cashews. Makes 3-1/2 dozen.

Golden Butter Icing:
1/2 c. butter
1/4 t. vanilla extract
3 T. half-and-half
2 c. powdered sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until beginning to brown. Remove from heat; add half-and-half and vanilla. Stir in powdered sugar; beat until smooth and thick enough to spread.

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