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Cashew Bites

These little cookies have the buttery goodness of shortbread, enhanced with bits of cashews and raisins. They are topped with a simple chocolate ganache, and simply melt in your mouth. Two bites and they’re gone!

Cashew Bites

Yum!

Not a fan of ganache? If you prefer, you may fill their well with melted chocolate, jam, or a powdered sugar icing. You may also substitute mini chocolate chips for the raisins; the cookies are delightful that way, too.

Cashew Bites

Cashew Bites

Ingredients

    For the Cashew Bites
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup roasted and salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped
  • For the Ganache Filling
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

    For the Cashew Bites
  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl (a stand mixer is best) cream the butter, powdered sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Add the egg yolk and mix well.
  • Add the flour and cornstarch (mixture will be very stiff.)
  • Add the cashews and raisins. Mix until combined.
  • Using 1 level tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll into balls and press a deep well into each, using your finger or a wooden spoon handle. (The well will fill in a bit)
  • Place 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • Cool on baking rack. When cool, fill with desired filling.
  • For the Ganache Filling
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave at 15 second intervals, or in a small pan on the stove, using the lowest heat.
  • Heat the cream until it is very warm, but not boiling
  • Combine the melted chocolate and cream, stirring gently.
  • Fill cookie wells with ganache mixture or preferred filling.
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Oh my YUM!

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. Oh wow – I have to make these. My husband loves Cashews and this would be a great surprise for him!

  2. These look so yummy! Shame we can’t take a bite through the computer. 😉 Thank you for sharing. I’ll definitely have my wife check this recipe out.

  3. That sounds very yummy. I have never made cookies with cashews in them.

  4. Yum these look great and I think they would be lovely with a cup of hot tea. I’ve not had these before but am anxious to give them a try.

  5. I love a tasty shortbread cookie and the chocolate ganache would be just the right touch to make it even better. I see it has raisins in it that will make it even better.

  6. Oh my gosh those look sooo yummy!!!

  7. These look so good! They wouldn’t last a day in my house. The chocolate ganache probably makes them even more delicious. I love cashews so I can imagine how tasty they would make these cookies.

  8. Those look really good! I’m going to have to work them into my diet…somehow! hahhaha

  9. I love this! But I want a plate of these right now, how do I get them from you!
    thanks,Mitch

  10. I do not see my first comment, so pls excuse if this is a dupe. These look great, but I want them now! I love cookies!

  11. Those sound delicious. I am a sucker for a good cookie, but I’m afraid with those I would eat the majority of them 🙂

  12. They look good! I have a feeling I’d cheat, though, and use hershey’s kisses.

  13. Oh, these look so yummy! And super simple as well…I might have to give them a try. I’m a nightmare in the Kitchen, but these might be easy enough I don’t burn down the house.

  14. I’ve seen these cookies before with a Hershey Kiss in them, but I like the idea of ganache better. YUM-O!

  15. All these recipes are making me hungry! That’s what I get when I am trying to stay away from junk food and sweets!!

  16. These look SO yummy! I’m a huge fan of cashews….and most any type of cookie.

  17. Oh my word – the cashew with ganache sounds like heaven! I’ll add this to our list of sweet treats!

  18. i’ve never actually eaten a cashew. apparently, i need to go buy some

  19. Oh yum! These bits look absolutely delicious!!

  20. These look really yummy! And I love cashews, they are such tasty nuts and healthy too.

  21. The dark chocolate and heavy cream filling sounds amazing!

  22. I really like cookies and snacks that contain nuts. And if you include chocolate, that is even better. 🙂

  23. These look so good! Can I consider them a healthy snack since they have cashews and raisins?? 🙂

  24. These look so yummy! I love cashews but have never used them in baking – well, not yet! I just pinned these, thanks for sharing your recipe!

  25. They do look delicious but I won’t be able to eat them unfortunately. I have nut allergies, poor me. 🙁

  26. katherine says:

    These look delicious! And the picture is so beautiful!

  27. Man, that ganache looks delicious!! I have never had cashew cookies, but they sound really good.

  28. Yum, yum, yum! I have never made anything like this before, I am a fan of shortbread so I might just have to try these!

  29. Those are so cute. I would love them with almonds.

  30. These look yummy! Sadly I can’t find any cashews that are also peanut free, I wonder how they would taste with pecans or almonds!

  31. Melissa Bowers says:

    Oh yum. Cashews are my absolute favorite nuts. I could eat them by the handful (but try not to, sometimes unsuccessfully!). For some reason, though, I don’t care for raisins and chocolate together (I like them separately, though), so I would go with your suggestion to substitute mini chocolate chips for the raisins.