Cashew Nut Cookies. Brazil

Brazil nuts may be the flagship nut of Brazil but cashew nuts are also here in abundance. The colorful fruit is used for sorbets and juice and the nuts that perch atop the fruit are toasted and used in recipes from Vatapa to Caruru. They can also be used to make these delicious biscuits.

Cashew Cookies

Strange looking Cashew fruit

This recipes makes about two dozen cookies.

  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • One cup of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Half a tsp of salt
  • Half a cup sour cream
  • 2 cups of flour
  • One tps of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 0ne cup of broken cashew nuts 

  1. Add the sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and sour cream to a large bowl and mix until you have a creamy paste. You can cheat and use a Magimix.
  2. Now stir in the almost all the cashew nuts and mix well with a large wooden spoon.
  3. Drop a tablespoon of the cookie mix onto a baking sheet on a baking tree. Place a few of the remaining cashew nuts on the top of each cookie. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

These look great too Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Thanks to Simply Recipes

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