Caramel Cashew Thumbprints

Jannine Fisk

By
@JFBakingMeCrazy

A different twist on a thumbprint cookie made with toasted cashews and silky milk caramel.


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Rating:
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Serves:
18
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

8 Tbsp
butter, softened
2/3 c
light brown sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/3 c
flour
1 large
egg white
1 tsp
water
1 1/2 c
salted cashew nuts, toasted and chopped
1 1/2 c
dulce de leche milk caramel
2 oz
milk chocolate
1/2 tsp
vegetable shortening

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and salt and mix well. Add the flour and mix well.

2Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper and set aside.

4In a small bowl, combine the egg white with the water and mix with a fork until blended. Place cashews in a medium shallow bowl.

5Remove dough from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls. Dip the balls in the egg white and water mixture, then roll in the cashews to coat.

6Place on the prepared cookie sheets 2-inches apart. With a measuring spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cookie. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes or until the edges are set and cookies are lightly browned. If necessary, redefine the indentations with a clean measuring spoon. Cool on pan for 1 minute, then move to a wire rack.

7Place the Dulce de leche milk caramel in a pastry bag (or plastic bag) fitted with a star tip and fill the indentation of each cookie.

8In a small bowl, microwave the milk chocolate with the vegetable shortening for 20 - 45 seconds or until melted.

9Drizzle the melted milk chocolate around the edges of the cookies, then allow to rest until chocolate is set. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American