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Sunday, August 7, 2011

What's On The Menu? 5

Just another hot, sweltering day on the Prairie. . .

So~o~o. . .I baked some cookies!

One of my most enjoyable magazines is Tea Time magazine. While browsing the January / February 2011 edition, I came across a recipe for cashew cookies. I crave anything with cashews! ! !

"Mr. Ed" just likes nuts!

All the required ingredients are, basically, those in every household pantry.

Cashew Cookies

3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup finely chopped cashews
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, beating well. Add vanilla extract, beating to combine. set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined. Add cashews, oats and chocolate chips, beating to combine.
  • Using a 1 ~inch spring loaded scoop, scoop dough into portions. Using hands, roll portions into balls.
  • Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • let cool on pans for 2 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Store in airtight container.
 . . . and, yes, it makes 2 dozen cookies!

. . . 2 dozen cashew cookies! Exactly!!!

M~m~m~. . .

what better way to chase away a  hot, sweltering day on the Prairie than Cashew Cookies Under Glass?

Chasing away. . .

sweltering days. . .

. . .on the prairie!

Won't you join me dear???

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our sweet hostess Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday! Be sure to visit for menus, recipes, tips and inspiration for your family's meals!!!
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