Cashew nut cinnamon sugar cookies
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Cashew nut cinnamon sugar cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author CASA Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 24 cashew nut halves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line two cookie sheets with baking paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, ground cashew nuts, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and 2/3 c. of sugar until fluffy.
  • Stir in the egg.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix until smooth. The cookie dough will be a bit stiff.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Form the cookie dough into 24 balls about an inch and a half in diameter.
  • Roll the balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Arrange the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheets at least three inches apart.
  • Using the bottom of a 1/3 c. measuring cup, press the cookie balls until flattened to about a quarter of an inch thick. You many need to flour the bottom of the measuring cup occasionally to make sure that it doesn’t stick to the cookie balls.
  • Lightly press a cashew nut at the center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes or until the undersides are lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool on the sheets for about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.