Cashew Cookies
The rich flavor of this frosting makes this delicate cookie my very favorite!

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

• 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 eggs

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/3 cup dairy sour cream
• 3/4 cup salted cashews, coarsely chopped
Brown Butter Frosting:
• 1/2 cup butter (do not sub margarine)
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

In a large bow, beat brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and egg; blend well. Add flour. baking powder, baking soda and sour cream; mix well. Stir in cashews.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overcook. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Heat 1/2 cup butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until light golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, half-and-half and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.