Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Marc and I have a wonderful farmer’s market and dairy about 10 minutes from our house. It was at that dairy that I discovered my new obsession…their cashew caramel ice cream. The salty, crunchy cashews with the gooey caramel in their ridiculously creamy ice cream is pretty much heaven on a spoon. Well, since it is now too cold for me to enjoy ice cream that much, I decided to put that amazing flavor profile in a freshly baked cookie! As a side note, Marc can eat ice cream even when it is below freezing outside. I’ve never understood it. He’s weird but I love him. Anyway, these salted caramel cashew cookies are really simple to make and have such deep flavor from using brown butter and dark brown sugar.

Once I browned the butter, the rest of the dough came together in minutes in my stand mixer. Part of the inspiration for this recipe was that I spotted salted caramel baking chips in my grocery store’s baking aisle. They were perfect so perfect for these cookies. If they were in my regular old Shoprite, I would think they should be pretty readily available in most super markets. I’m sure they are online at the least, too!
This recipe ended up making 45 cookies using my 1.5 inch cookie scoop. So I filled up two lined sheet trays, baked them, and then put them on cooling racks. Then I just filled up one of the trays with the remaining 15 and baked that. I loved that this recipe yielded a lot so that I could give a bunch of the cookies to Marc’s patients.
It took about 20 minutes for the salted caramel cashew cookies to bake perfectly. The edges just started to become brown. I made sure to put them on cooling racks so that the bottoms didn’t become soggy.

That was all there was to it! I sealed up the cookies in containers and Marc and I have been putting a dent in them and giving them out since. Hope you all enjoy these sweet and salty cookies too! xoxo

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
5 from 2 votes
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chilling Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

These salted caramel cashew cookies are such a fantastic combination of sweet and salty for a wonderful and simple snack or dessert!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies, Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
Servings: 45 cookies
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup salted caramel baking chips
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. First, turn the butter into liquid gold (I mean brown butter). Put the butter in a medium sauce pan and heat it over medium heat. Let it gently bubble and cook until it becomes golden brown and smells nutty. Then set it aside to cool a bit. While it cools whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl for the dry ingredients. Then set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Combine the brown sugar and cooled brown butter in the bowl and beat them together thoroughly. Add the egg and egg yolk, followed by the vanilla. Finally, turn the speed to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients until you have a lovely dough. Switch to a spatula and thoroughly fold in the salted caramel chips and cashews. Let the dough chill and set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. When the 30 minutes is up, line two baking sheets with silicone mats and pre-heat the oven to 325. Use a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to scoop perfect little mounds of dough right onto the sheet trays, fitting 15 on each sheet. These cookies don't spread much at all, so fitting 15 is easy. This recipe makes 45 total, so bake the first two trays for 20 minutes and let them cool a bit before you transfer them to a cooling rack. Then repeat the process scooping out the remaining dough onto one of the trays and baking it for 20 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack after a few minutes. Seal them in containers for a great treat or snack! They keep for a week or so. 

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies
Amount Per Serving (3 cookies)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.2g19%
Saturated Fat 6.6g41%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 19.7g7%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1.8g4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Salted Caramel Cashews Cookies
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

 

14 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies”

  1. Love the idea of turning an ice-cream flavor into a cookie! I’ll have to give that a whirl…I prefer cookies, anyway! These sound so great, I love the caramel-i-ness of brown butter!

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