12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Salted Cashew Cookies with Dulce de Leche (Day 5)

December 19, 2011

The combination of sweet and salty flavors are more popular than ever.  The salted cashew cookie pairs perfectly with the smooth caramel- sure to be a crowd pleaser.  These salted cashew cookies with dulce de leche are guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

Salted Cashew Cookies with Dulce de Leche


2 1/2 cups Roasted Cashews
2 tablespoons Peanut Oil
8 tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Salt
1 2/3 cups AP Flour
1/2 cup Roasted Cashews, bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a food processor, combine the 2 1/2 cups roasted cashews and peanut oil. Process at least 1 minute, until creamy and combined.
Add the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer, and add butter and both sugars. Beat until smooth and creamy, and add egg. Mix until combined and add vanilla and salt.
Add the flour in 2 stages and lastly add the cashew bits to the dough.
Roll dough into 36 even sized balls and smooth down with the palm of your hand (I used a spatula to flatten, to achieve the large lines.)
Sprinkle with Fleur de Sel sea salt and bake 8-10 minutes.
Let cookies cool. Spread Dulce de leche on a cookie and top with one other cookie. 

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