When a friend asked me to bake her chocolate chip cashew cookies for her birthday, I decided to get a bit creative.
Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 c. cashew butter
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredient and mix until just combined. Add chocolate chunks. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat oven to 350. Form the dough into balls (about 2 tbsp.) and place on a cookie sheet. Press each ball with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 8 minutes, rotate your pan and bake for another 8 minutes.
I still made her original request using the Anna Olson recipe from the chocolate chunk cookie bake off and added cashews and Skor bits. Delish!