This is the first time I tried cashew cookies because my little one loves cashews! He likes it in rice, pasta, salads so I thought of giving it a try. I too love cashew cookies and remember the taste from a small famous shop back home. We call it ‘kaju biscuits’. Kaju is a hindi word for cashews.
I’ve dry roasted the flour and cashews both. It gives a nice aroma to the cookies. I’ve very coarsely grinded the cashews and not as a fine powder because we like the chunks in our bites. I’ve also added a pinch of all spice which just flavors up the cookies.
|Ingredients| – makes about 24 small size cookies
· 1 cup wholewheat flour
· 1/2 cup butter (I used 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup olive oil)
· 1/2 cup cashews
· 1/4 cup confectioners sugar + 1/4 cup honey (or 1/2 cup confectioners sugar)
· 1 teaspoon all spice
· Milk as required (2-3 teaspoon)
· Pinch of salt
· Preheat oven to 350F
· Dry roast cashews and wholewheat flour seperately
· Coarsely grind the cashews once cooled
· Mix the wholewheat flour, butter, honey, cashews, sugar, all spice and salt and make the dough. If required add little milk.
· The dough should be very soft.
· Since I used honey and little oil, there was only few drops of milk required.
· Make small balls and flatten using your hand or using a rolling pin, thin out and cut the desired shape. I made small rectangles.
· Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.
· Make sure you keep a check after 15 minutes as baking time differs from oven to oven.
· Allow it to cool on wire rack.
· Store once completely cooled.