Recipe By Brenda Randolph
Published Dec 8th
Cashew Nut Cookies
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 316.4

This is a wonderful recipe I got from my mom when I was a child.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped salted cashews
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Blend together 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Add in the baking powder, soda, and flour. Stir in the nuts.
  2. 2 Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto buttered baking sheets. Cook at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.
  3. 3 To Make the Icing: Heat 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a saucepan until it is light amber colored. Remove pan from heat, and stir in confectioners' sugar and the milk. I sometimes have to use more milk to get the icing smooth and creamy. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 316.4
  • Carbohydrate 39.2 g
  • Cholesterol 43.3 mg
  • Fat 16.9 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Sodium 199 mg
  • Sugar 25.5 g


  1. These are addicting! The frosting is so yummy! I made them exactly as recipe stated. Next time I may add some cinnamon to cookie.
  2. I made these cookies and shared them with family and friends. They were very well liked. My grandson especially liked the frosting. For my perosonal taste I thought the cookie itself was a little bland; Tinank goodness for the cashews and frosting. The recipe makes a lot of cookies so it would be perfect for - Read more ...
  3. I followed the recipe to a T. They were like little cakes. My husband and I devoured them.
  4. Excellent recipe! My grandsons'loved the cookies. A keeper for bake sales and company. I am going to freeze some.