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Cashew Cookies With Browned Butter Icing


Drop cookies are made with cashews and a browned butter icing.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 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:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Cookies: 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 teaspoonful about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° 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 3 tablespoons butter until lightly browned. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla. If necessary add more confectioners' sugar or milk to get a good spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

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