Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

Elizabeth Miche


This recipe came from a mystery book I read that had recipes in it for cookies. The Author is JoAnne Fluke and this is her recipe.

I made these and took them to the hospital where i volunteer in the Gift shop. I gave them out to various people and every single one told me this was a great tasting cookie.

Myself, not a cookie lover, ate one and believe me.....I had more. These are a hit with my family and everyone that has tried one.


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30 Min
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3/4 c
1 and 1/2 sticks (6 oz) salted butter softened
6 oz
softened cream cheese (1/4 of an 8 oz pkg.
3/4 c
white (granulated) sugar
3/4 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
2 large
3 c
flour (pack it down when you measure it.)
1 c
butterscotch chips (6 oz)
1 c
white chocolate chips
1 1/2 c
salted, chopped cashews. measure before chopping

How to Make Butterscotch Cashew Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    In a large bowl, mix the softened butter, softened cream cheese, white sugar and brown sugar until they are light and fluffy

    Mix in the vanilla and the baking soda.
  • 2Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each addition.

    (if using the electric mixer) stop now as you will have to add and mix the last three ingredients by hand.
  • 3Add the Butterscotch chips to your bowl and stir them in.
    Add the white chocolate chips to your bowl and mix thoroughly.

    NOTE: i used two squares of Whie Almond Bark for mine chopped.

    Add the chopped salted cashews and mix well.
  • 4Drop the dough by a mounded teaspoonful on cookie sheet. (At this point it stated UNGREASED pan) however, I sprayed mine lightley with pan oil. They came out fine. They tended to stick on the ungreased one.

    Flatten the cookies a bit with th blade of a spatula or your impeccably clean palm. They will spread a little more in the oven but not a lot.
  • 5Bake for about 10 minutes or until they are golden on top.

    Let them cool for a minute or two and transfer to cookie rack to cool completely

    Yields about 4 1/2 dozen.

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About Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids

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