cinnamon, caramel & cashew cookie

★★★★★ 1
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By Dianna Wara
from Washington, IL

Sweet, Salty & Chewy - Bursting full of flavor and textures! Everytime I make these cookies, I get the most compliments and there is no bigger compliment than when someone asks you for the recipe.

★★★★★ 1
serves 16-17 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For cinnamon, caramel & cashew cookie

  • 1/2 c
    small chopped salted cashews
  • 1 stick
    butter,softened
  • 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 10
    candy caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tsp
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How To Make cinnamon, caramel & cashew cookie

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13 X 17 cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Place the chopped cashews in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter and brown sugar. Use a hand mixer and mix until well blended. Divide the egg. Place the egg white in a small bowl for later and add the yolk into the mixing bowl along with the vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Continue to mix until blended. Add the flours and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Using a small cookie scoop, portion the dough into 16-17 round cookies. Roll each into egg white then into cashews. Place on the cookie sheet leaving about a one-inch space between each cookie. ( I like to make 5 rows with 3-4 cookies in each row.) Place in the oven to bake for 3 minutes. Take them out then press a thumb indentation into the center of each cookie. Place back into the oven and continue to bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom & sides of the cookies.
  • 3
    In a microwave-safe dish, add the caramels and milk. Microwave in 15 second increments stirring each time until the caramels are melted. Then evenly divide to the indentation of each cookie.
  • 4
    In another microwave-safe dish, add the white chocolate and shortening. Microwave in 15 second increments stirring each time until the chips are melted. Add the cinnamon and stir. Then place in a re-sealable quart size baggie and spread to the top of each cookie. You may drizzle or completely cover the caramel layer. I like to totally cover the caramel, that way my guests don’t expect the surprising layer of caramel in their cookie. Cookies are ready to eat!
  • 5
    HINT: May use regular brown sugar if you don’t have dark brown. The dark brown just adds a little more caramel flavoring in cookie.

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