Best Cashew Nut Cookies Recipe for Festive Seasons

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3.5 out of 5 stars from 13 ratings of Cashew Nut Cookies Recipe

Here is a well loved cashew nut cookies recipe. Once you have tasted one, you cannot resist having more! It is so sinfully delicious ! Great for any festive celebrations.

A friend made the cashew nut cookies with the given recipe for us and we loved it so much that we asked for the recipe. We have never tasted another cashew nut cookies recipe as good as this. The savoury cookies melt in your mouth, and ends with crunchy cashew nut bite. Utterly delicious!


120g butter

120g vegetable shortening

½ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla essense

Pinch of salt

1 cup grounded cashew nuts

1¼ cup self raising flour

1 cup plain flour

Red cherries/cashew nuts for topping


1. Cream butter, vegetable shortening and sugar in the mixer till smooth.

2. Add in vanilla essence and salt.

3. Stir in grounded cashew nuts and both types of flour. Mix well.

4. Divide and shape mixture into small balls. I like to use the ½ tbsp measuring spoon to press it into round shape. Alternatively, you can make it into heart shape, cresent shape and so on.

5. Press a cut cherries or cashew nut at the top.

6. Arrange them neatly on a baking tray. (Note: They do not expand)

7. Bake at 280°F for 15 - 20 minutes (until golden brown).

And ta-da.... the cookies are ready !

Beautiful Christmas Gift Box


Thinking of making cookies as gift for the festive season ? Homemade gifts are always much more appreciated and loved. The thoughts and efforts put into it is priceless !

Wrap up or Box up the Delectable Cookies as a Gift

If you enjoy doing arts and crafts, why not making your own gift box and Christmas card? There are plenty of examples in youtube, and I have selected some of the good ones to be shown here.

Alternatively, if time is running out, you can always buy some gift bags, ribbons and tags to wrap up the gifts. While one could possibly make her own wrapper and save money, if she can get the packaging materials at good price, she can keep the whole gift preparation process simple, less time consuming and very presentable.

Simple and inexpensive, I think this homemade gift is more meaningful and will be appreciated by those who receive it. And I will have a lot of fun baking the cookies, gift box and wrap it up beautifully too!

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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

thanks so much for your feedback, cookie. I think brushing the egg yolk on the top before baking is good idea to give the cookie a nice yellow colour.

cookie 5 years ago

I try your recipe but I changed something becoz I don't have self-raising flour and not add more salt.(My cashew is salty)

I brush egg yolk wash on top before backing.

I used 300'F and 16mins

come out great! Thank you

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Ingenira 5 years ago Author

Glad you do. I am pleased. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Ingenira, I love cashews and you recipe for the cashew cookies looks delicious. Rated up and useful.

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

Thank you, KoffeeKlatch Gals.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Cashews are my favorite nut. Thankls for the recipe, they look delicious.

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

that's great, Jason. Thanks for reading and leaving comments.

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jasonycc 6 years ago from South East Asia

It's Jason. I need to convince my wife. You have laid out the recipe in such an easy to understand manner. I think she can do it... thanks.

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

haha... Mr or Mrs. jasonycc, convince your wife/husband ? Or your mother ?

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jasonycc 6 years ago from South East Asia

I love homemade cookies. They always have a different feel to it as compared to those commercially produced cookies.

During Chinese New Year, this cashew nut cookie is one of my favourite. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, now I don't have to wait till Chinese New Year to enjoy them. Just have to convince someone...

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

westernlifestyle, let me know how it goes. :)

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westernlifestyle 6 years ago from The Beautiful Pacific Northwest!

I am definitely going to try these this holiday season! Thank you.

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

Hope you'll love it, JayDeck. :)

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JayDeck 6 years ago from New Jersey

I love cashews! I will give your recipe a try this Christmas.


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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

Yes, FloBe. I like that video too. It's so Japanese and Korean to wrap it with fabric. Traditional and homely.

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FloBe 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the recipe, but what I found the most interesting was the video using fabric to wrap gifts--eliminating the need to use paper!

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

thanks, Nell Rose. Good luck in trying.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, this is great, I would never think of something like this, you are clever! love it, I may try it, but knowing me something will go wrong, but you never know! cheers nell

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Ingenira 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Tony for being the first to comment.

Best wishes to you.

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Bookmarked.

Love and peace


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