How To Make Cashew Nut Cookies

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Cashew Nut Cookies

My Chewy Freshly Bake Cashew Cookies !!
My Chewy Freshly Bake Cashew Cookies !! | Source

I am a crazy nutty fan for cashew nuts. I love those roasted cashew nuts coated with honey which are usually sold in small packets that cost around RM3.50 ( USD $ ) for 15 pieces. Quite costly.

It is alright to purchase a packet for nibbling while watching a movie but not for baking purpose. It will cost me more than at least $12 to bake cookies !

Raw cashew nuts are much cheaper than roasted ones. I would rather buy raw cashews as they are sold in large packets with reasonable price.

I usually buy raw cashew nuts for baking cookies and cakes purpose only, I don’t consume them for snacks.

In addition, roasting raw cashews are not difficult either. Look at the tips and trick section for some simple instructions.

I usually bake Cashew Nut Cookies for Chinese New Year, a compulsory happy occasion for the Chinese families. Otherwise, these cookies are great for tea-time and goes well with milk tea or any of your favorite hot beverages.

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Main Ingredients To Prepare:

butter, vanilla, egg, flour, baking powder, sugar, cashew nuts
butter, vanilla, egg, flour, baking powder, sugar, cashew nuts | Source

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 15 minutes per tray of 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 240g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g cashew nut, –grounded
  • ½ tsp baking powder, - sieved
  • 350g flour, sieved
  • 20g custard flour, sieved
  • For Glazing: 1 egg, - beaten
  • For decoration: Some cashew nuts-, roasted and cut into half

Tips and tricks:

Remember to weigh your ingredients as according to the recipe quantity.

You could either use salted or unsalted butter under room temperature.

As for sugar, you could either use icing sugar or castor sugar.

I prefer to use raw cashew nuts for my cookies as they are much cheaper and there is no added sugar or salt.

There are several ways to roast the cashews but I found these 2 methods are easily done at home :

  1. Spread them across the tray and roast in the oven for 10 minutes at 150C.
  2. Heat up a dry wok or pan under low fire and roast them until both sides turn brownish, not burnt.



Method of Baking Cashew Nut Cookies

Beat batter until creamy
Beat batter until creamy | Source
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until creamy. You can either beat the batter with a stainless steel fork or throw them into a cake mixer for a quick process.

Step 2

beat in the egg and vanilla essence
beat in the egg and vanilla essence | Source
  • Crack in 1 egg and vanilla essence.
  • Stir well.
  • Make sure that they are well combined.

Step 3

sieve in all the dry ingredients and the grounded cashews
sieve in all the dry ingredients and the grounded cashews | Source
  • Sieve dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, custard flour in another bowl.
  • Add in grounded cashew nuts into the dry mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour in the dry ingredients ( sieved ) into the butter mixture.

Step 4

soft dough
soft dough | Source
  • Stir well until all ingredients are well combined.
  • It will form into a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge ( not freezer ) for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Roll the dough with lightly sprinkle rolling pin so that the dough may not stick to it.
Roll the dough with lightly sprinkle rolling pin so that the dough may not stick to it. | Source
  • Divide dough into 3 portions for easy rolling.
  • Sprinkle some flour onto a dry surface ( or cutting board ).
  • Roll 1 portion of the dough flat around 3mm thickness.
  • Dip cookie cutter into little flour in order to allow the cookie to slip out easily.

Step 6

You need not space the cookies out since they will not spread out when baking.
You need not space the cookies out since they will not spread out when baking. | Source
  • Stamp out the dough with cookie cutter. Place the cookies onto lightly greased baking tray or baking sheet.
  • Brush each cookie with little egg.
  • Lightly place 1 piece of half cashew nut on top each cookie.

Finally....

YUMMY !!
YUMMY !! | Source
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cashew nut cookies turn brownish.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on wire rack before storing them in air-tight container.



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What are the nutritional value of cashew nuts?


These delicious, crunchy cashew nuts are rich in:

  • Fats
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin E
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20% protein

Facts about cashew nuts


  1. Cashew nuts look like a crescent moon or a grain worm that are originally white-cream in color.
  2. They turn light brownish in color after roasted or toasted.
  3. These nuts are grown in tropical countries but take 3 long years to harvest them after plating. That is why cashew nuts are expensive.
  4. By the end of the year around the month of November, you may notice red and yellow flowers bloom which indicate the next stage would be bearing the fruit, hard nutshell cashews.
  5. When it is ripe, 2 cashew nuts will be collected in each fruit.




What are the disadvantages of cashew nuts?


Consuming too much cashew nuts may lead to:

  • Excess phlegm
  • High cholesterol level


What are the advantages of cashew nuts?

  • Rebuilds energy
  • Reduce anti-aging problem

Cashew nuts are nutritious. That is why cashew nuts are often used in baking cookies, cakes, pastry and Western dishes.



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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 28g
Calories 155
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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ChitrangadaSharan profile image

ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderful hub and so well done!

The pictures, video and instructions are so helpful. I love the Cashew nut in cookies.

Thanks for sharing the details, voted up!


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Thank you,glad that u like it


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Love cashews and eat them all the time, so I could not answer your poll! Great recipe hub. Thank you for sharing. Will be sure to try this one. Up and more and sharing. Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi peachpurple, these cookies look amazing! I'd love to try them, but I don't see ingredient listed for the dry ingredients?? What amount of flour, etc... Am I missing it?


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Claudia Tello 3 years ago from Mexico

Hi, I am also a Cashew Nut fan but I rarely eat them because they are too expensive (that´s what I answered in your poll). I would love these cookies, they look great. I went through your recipe and there are some ingredients missing in your list though, thought I´d let you know.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

I LOVE cashew nuts! So I supposte those cookies must be just delicious! I will keep your recipe in mind. It's looks just delicious... too bad we can't smell them (or taste tem) on hubpages ;-)

Great pictures to illustrate your recipe, PeachPurple!

Thank you for sharing!


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@faithreaper

thanks

@Careermommy

@Claudia Tello

sorry, i forgotten to add in the rest ingredients. Already edited. Thanks for yr reminder. Greatly appreciated.

@kidscrafts

Thanks


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SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA

This looks like a nice recipe.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I like cashew nuts one of my favorites this sounds a delicious treat.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I love cashews and could imagine how cute your recipe would be using a heart-shape cookie cutter for Valentine's Day and a message to the effect of "I'm nuts about you."


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I do enjoy cashews and know well how much they benefit the body. Your recipe is simple but it will make an afternoon treat so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the facts on these nuts.


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sangre 2 years ago from Ireland

Love this recipe, so easy and simple to make. I usually just eat cashew nuts by themselves, I never would have thought about doing something like this.


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Jenny30 2 years ago from Canada

All I can say is yum! Definitely will try this recipe! Thx for sharing! :)


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

awesome


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

me too


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

yeah, my kids love them


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks for trying out


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

do try. crunchy!!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks for reading


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jtrader 2 years ago

Good idea for people who like cashews. Cashews are good for the heart too.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

These look so good. I love your photos good job on your nice hub. Voted up.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

I also live cashews and since we have some coming in the mail, I may just have to make a batch of these cute little cookies! Thanks for sharing.


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

mmmm yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Great hub.


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

I love cashew nuts, they are my favourite nut. So thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, appreciated


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

you order casshews?


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

I came back to pin this hub to my cookie board.


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

mmm, fabulous cookies. I too love cashew nuts, and you have given me a wonderful ideal. Thank you for sharing.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, glad you like it


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, i am very grateful


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

I consume Cashew nuts as often as possible. This recipe is made for a Cashew nut nut like me. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, interesting and useful.


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textandink 2 years ago from Manila

definitely looks good!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

nothing beats cashew nuts, i like them raw or toasted


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

yes, do try this recipe


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JulianaDragoness 2 years ago from Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Yum these look delicious! I must give these a try.


mumsgather 2 years ago

This is something I would like to try with the kids for Chinese New Year. Your hub is very comprehensive with lots of little details. Love it.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

you gotta try them out. I love the aromatic cashew nuts in the cookies


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, you can make them for any occasion too


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Judy Filarecki 2 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

I've got to give these a try. I have cashew flour, but I'm not sure what custard flour is.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

You can find custard flour in supermarket at the flour dept, otherwise replace it with milk powder


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Judy Filarecki 2 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

I'm not sure I've ever seen it in the US markets. Are you from another county? I am gluten sensitive so I have to be very careful of flours made with wheat. I'm sure if I replace it with a fine blanched almond flour, It would turn out just as good. I'll have to try it ans let you know. Thanks


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

i am from malaysia. Yes, you can replace with almond flour and do let me know the outcome. thanks


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oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

peachpurple Hi. Love to look and sound of your cashew nut cookies. Will try them over our summer season (which is now). Thank you for the easy to follow instruction and step by step photographs. Thumbs up. :) :)


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@oliversmum

hi, thanks for dropping by, good cashews for any day


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

These look so pretty and I am sure that they taste as good as they look. Thanks for your recipe and information about cashews. Sharing!


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Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

These cashew nut cookies look delicious. My husband and I love cashews, so I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing, it's nice to get new cookie recipes.


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VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

I love cashew nuts, the cookies look absolutely delicious!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks for this neat recipe. I love cashews. Will definitely do for Christmas!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@Peggy

yes, do try. These cashews are really, really good.

@Rachel

Glad that both of you are cashew lovers.

@Violette

Thanks, good thing that my Nokia N79 takes good photos

@rebecca

thanks, do let me know how they turns out and have a merry christmas


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love this cookies and step by step instruction complete with pictures. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, do you have any cookies to share? I am looking for butter cookies


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PinoyMom 2 years ago from Philippines

I'm planning to buy an oven so that I could bake some cookies and cupcakes for my kids. This looks delicious, I'll try your recipe someday.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@pinoy

a simple oven will do. A tray should make 40 cookies


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Wow... These cookies look very delicious. I am now excited to try these cookies out. Thanks for sharing.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@susan

yes, if you are out of cashew, try almonds or plain peanuts


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

You are going to have me so busy baking! It all sounds so good. I threw my cookie cutters out with the kids; now I will go buy more! Thanks so much for sharing these delicious recipes. Up and sharing.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I am crazy about cashews. Once I start on these tasty nuts, I can't seem to stop. Thanks for your recipe. I'll enjoy making these cookies. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and will share.


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

Thanks for sharing the wonderful information. I will try it.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

Oooh - I'll bet these are good! Cashews have a naturally sweet flavor, so they'd been great in cookies. I'd never thought of using them for baking (they always seem like they're for snacking, or cashew butter).


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Dear marcy

Yes cashew are great for snacking and mxing in stir fries too, baking nakes it more aromatic

Dear sanjay,

Yes, do rry n let me know,tq

Dear vocalcoach,

Thanks fir yr votes, me too can't stop once eating cashews

Dear jackie,

Aw you threw the cutters to yr kids already? Sorry to hear that, niwadays cutters are cute


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Arachnea 2 years ago from Texas USA

These also look delish. I'll have to put cashews on my next shopping list. Sharing. I love cookies and I have tea time in my mind right now.


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colorfulone 2 years ago from Minnesota

Looks like a yummy cookie recipe. I love cashews.

Well done!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Arachnea

thanks, i am sure you will enjoy cashew cookies, just awesome for any time

colorfulone

me too, i love raw and toast them with honey


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Sunshine625 23 months ago from Orlando, FL

Cashews are delicious, nutritious and addicting! I like them covered in dark chocolate or just plain...I bet I'd like these cookies too! :)


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ezzly 23 months ago

Absolutely love cashew nuts never would have thought to use them in cookies, this is great and love the photos !


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peachpurple 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Ezzly

Me too, i love roasted cashews, either the cookies, cakes or fried rice


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Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Delicious cookies. It looks yummy. I love cashews. Two votes for voted up!


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peachpurple 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Thanks kristen, i am sure you will love this cashew cookies for sure


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Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

You're welcome anytime Peach. Maybe one of these days I'll make it.


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wilderness 22 months ago from Boise, Idaho

Like you, I love cashews (and cookies) - I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

cashew nuts are chewy, I love adding them to fried rice too


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas

A great recipe for Easter that is just 3 days away!


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks au fait

yeah, this sunday is easter day, today is good friday, time to fast


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

Hi peachpurple

I really do like cashews...but have never baked with them.

The tip about buying them uncooked to roast to save money is such a helpful one.

I will be giving this a try.

thanks for this recipe. I can almost smell them baking

Angels are on the way to you this evening

Voted up shared and pinned to my cookies board ps


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tillsontitan 21 months ago from New York

Couldn't take the survey because I buy (and eat) cashew nuts whenever they are on sale. The cookies look delicious. Your recipe and video were perfect!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and delicious.


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks for your angels. Yeah, raw cashews and almonds are cheaper than roasted packets. I had tried toasting them, awesome !


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, its ok. I am sure you will enjoy this cookies


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

I like cashews. These cookies look like they would be fun for kids.


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks for coming by. Yes, kids gonna love them


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PriscillaKing 14 months ago from Gate City, Virginia

The trouble with the poll is that it doesn't show my answer... "As often as possible." (I usually buy a package or two, 100-200g, per week.)


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peachpurple 14 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@priscillaking ok I will add in as often as possible in the poll, thanks. Another member from blogjob


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PriscillaKing 14 months ago from Gate City, Virginia

@peachpurple Thanks, I voted...now we just need about fifty more votes to get a result worth counting! (Any more Blogjob people here since this Hub appeared in my Link Log?)


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peachpurple 14 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@priscillaking nope, I saw my stat that only 1 visitor, should be you from blogjob, anyway thanks a lot. appreciated

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