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Nov 27, 2005 12:54 PM

The Cookie Baking Has Begun

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While I have some that are just expected and I will make I like to add something new each year. I took Rose's Christmas Cookie Book out of the library yesterday and have the first batch of Cranberry Chocolate Chippers going. Anyone have any particular favorites from this book?

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  1. Cashew Puffies are quite tasty---and different! I love all nuts but one rarely sees cookie recipes that contain cashews.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Anne

      Would you please paraphrase the recipe for us? PRETTY PLEASE!

      1. re: Plano Rose

        Set out 1 stick of butter to soften. Then in a bowl, combine 2 C. all-purpose flour with 3/4 tsp. each, baking powder and baking soda and 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir well to combine thoroughly and then add 1 1/3 C. roasted, coarsely chopped unsalted cashews and set aside. Put the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and add 3/4 C. and 2 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Scrape down the bowl and beat in 1/2 c. sour cream. Then stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Her recipes calls for the cookies to be dropped onto prepared baking sheets and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown. I found when making the Cranberry Chocolate Chippers that that was too long in my oven and reduced the heat to 350 for 20 minutes. Sadly I had to throw the first dozen away so check those cookies after 10 minutes and see where you are.

        1. re: Candy

          Yes, just checking my notes on the cashew puffies---instead of dropping them, I chilled the dough, then rolled them into small balls. 10-11 minutes at 375 then worked for me.

          1. re: Anne

            Thanks loads. Have cashews. Will definitely try!