Cashew Nut Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips
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Chunky, soft center, crispy edge cashew cookies chock full of cashews and dark chocolate chips.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 88
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup cashew butter (I used Trader Joe's brand)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. In a bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix together; set a side.
  2. In a large bowl add sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, butter, vanilla, maple syrup and eggs; beat until combined. Lightly beat in flour mixture until combined.
  3. Stir in cashews and chocolate chips until well combined.
  4. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  6. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set side. (Note you do not need to use parchment paper, but I like to when I bake)
  7. Shape dough into 1¼-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
  8. Bake in oven for 9 - 10 minutes until lightly golden. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 88 Fat: 5.4 Carbohydrates: 10 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 53 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2 Cholesterol: 7.7
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