Frosted cashew cookies

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Butter or margarine
1 cup Packed brown sugar
1 each Egg
⅓ cup Sour cream
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups All-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon Baking powder
¾ teaspoon Baking soda
¾ teaspoon Salt
1¾ cup Cashews -- salted halves
\N \N Brown Butter Frosting:
½ cup Butter -- no substitutes
3 tablespoons Light cream
¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Confectioner's sugar
\N \N Additional cashew halves, --
\N \N Optional

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla; Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well.

Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix wll. Fold in the cashews. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 deg. for 8-10 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. For the frosting. lightly brown butter in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat; add cream and banilla. Beat in confectioner"s sugar until smooth and thick. Frost cookies. Top each with a cashew half if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe By : Country Woman

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