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Caramel Cashew Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

It is time for the #CreativeCookieExchange and this month our theme is caramel.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make, but the owner of the recipe keeps it a secret and so I searched the internet for something close.  I found these caramel cookies but I tweaked it and boiled the icing and topped it with a cashew.  I hope you like these as much as my family and my DAR daughters did!

Caramel Cashew Cookies
by Terri Steffes
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes

Ingredients (3.5 dozen)
For the cookies
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/3 c sour cream
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
For the icing
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c French vanilla coffee creamer
  • 2 c powdered sugar
For the garnish
  • 42 cashews
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, vanilla and sour cream, beat well.  Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Add slowly to the butter mixture and beat until well incorporated.  Place parchment on cookie sheet and spoon dough (1 teaspoonful) onto it.  Bake for 12 minutes until cookie is golden brown.  Remove from oven, cool.
For frosting:  Melt butter in saucepan.  Add sugar and stir continually until boiling.  Slowly add in milk, stirring constantly.  Heat until boiling, remove from heat, cool to lukewarm and add powdered sugar.  Stir until all lumps are gone.
Spread frosting on each cookie.  Press a cashew on top of each cookie.

The theme this month is Caramel–any kind of caramel in any kind of cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. This month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often, so please be patient!
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month!
If you are a die hard caramel fan, check out all these caramel cookies:
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