Caramel Cashew Cookies for #ChristmasCookies

Welcome to day two of our very sweet #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway. Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

This is a wonderful cookie that's sure to please pretty much anyone who enjoys oatmeal cookies! It takes a basic chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and adds the flavors of toffee and bits of roasted cashews for extra texture and flavor. They are crisped around the edges and wonderfully chewy throughout. And ooh are the gooey ones straight out of the oven the BEST!

Enjoy a couple of these with a glass of milk - or put a few out for Santa this year!

Anolon is one of our generous sponsors this year and I am absolutely loving the cookie sheets they sent us - they are so beautifully nonstick. I haven't needed silpats or parchment paper for them at all. They are beautiful to look at too! And they're longer than a typical baking sheet, more space for the cookies to be spread out away from each other, and gives you space to bake up just about every shape and size of cookie. They bake perfectly evenly - resulting in tender, golden brown cookies each time! I am already looking at their muffin pans because I've been needing to replace mine and I love these so much I think I might have to give some of their other pans a try. 

Tuesday's Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

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Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Caramel Cashew Cookies
Makes 24 - 28 cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light-brown sugar (packed)
1 large eggs
1 tsp Adam's Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cups whole oats
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup toffee bits
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup salted cashew halves, chopped into small pieces

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the softened butter with the brown sugar until creamy and lightened in color (a minute or two). Blend in the egg, scraping down the sides, until well incorporated and mixture looks fluffy. Blend in the egg.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and blend slowly, just until combined, scraping down the sides and bottom.
  5. Add in all remaining add-ins: oats, toffee bits, chocolate chips, and cashew pieces. Blend slowly again, just until combined. Use a spatula to scrape down sides and bottoms and finish blending gently by hand.
  6. Use a 1 1/2 TBS scoop to place 12 cookie balls on your cookie baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven about 9 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 3-5 minutes, until cookie firms up enough to easily move them to a cooling rack.
  8. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  9. You can keep the cookie dough in the refrigerator between batches, to help keep the cookies from spreading if desired, but I didn't find that these cookies spread that much.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

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  1. I never cook with cashews but they are a favorite. Definitely trying this recipe!

  2. Caramel and cashews!? YUM! Cashews are tops on my list of nuts and I am totally getting some to make these.


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