Looking for a cookie to put out for Santa? You could do worse than these honey cashew butter cookies, adapted from a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens 2011 Christmas Cookie book.
1/2 cup roasted cashew butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup summer (amber) honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4ths cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped cashews (optional)
In a large bowl, beat cashew butter and butter until thoroughly blended and fluffy. Add the sugar and honey and combine thoroughly. Add the egg and mix well. Stir in the vanilla extract and combine. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Add this to the cashew butter mixture, and mix to combine well. Add the chopped cashews if using. Cover and chill dough for about 30 minutes.