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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


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


    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


    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.

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.