05 January 2013

white chocolate & cashew cookies

so while most people have been making resolutions, i've been busy making cookies. 

damn good cookies. 


so good in fact that i had to put a handful of them under lock & key until i was able to find a few minutes to photograph evidence of them.  they have a wonderful melt in your mouth quality, and stacked full of sweet white chocolate and buttery cashews they're irresistible.  



white chocolate & cashew cookies
makes 20-24 cookies
 
1/2 cup earth balance margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp almond milk
1 1/2 cup organic all purpose pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips
1/3 cup raw cashew pieces

cream together the earth balance and sugars in a large bowl.  mix in the vanilla and almond milk.  sift in the flour, soda & salt and stir until well mixed before stirring in the chocolate and cashews.  scoop out by the tablespoon and drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  (no need to flatten them as they'll spread as they bake.)  place in a 350f oven for 10-12 minutes.  remove and allow to cool 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.



so if you've resolved to cut down on the sugary sweets this year, this is a batch of cookies to make and share with good friends.  but be sure to treat yourself to at least a couple of them as all healthy diets have room for cookies in the balance. 

especially when they're this good.


19 comments:

  1. These look dangerously decadent! Question: where did you find vegan white chocolate chips? I haven't found any in SW Ontario. Or did you make them yourself?

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    1. you know what, they're the chips i got last august in mt vegan food swap package & i've been hoarding them! i can't find them locally either but i know veganessentials.com stocks them.

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  2. Oh, wow, they look so perfect and delicious. Yum. Totally worth ordering white chocolate from the internet. It's been so cold. Warm cookies would be so great with a hot beverage.

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  3. And here I was thinking that I was going to have to use my cashews for making milk...what a delicious looking myriad of cookies and every single one of them is saying "eat me!" :)

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  4. I've never made cookies with cashews in them but it makes a lot of sense. They are a little pricey but probably way less so than macadamias!

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    1. that's why i used them, just as buttery as macadamias but they don't break the bank quite the same way :)

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  5. ooooh, they look scrumptious! i love the combination of white chocolate and cashews. they have a similar quality, i think it's their buttery, melt in your mouth kind of texture.

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    1. thanks girlie! and the fact that they are similar in colour means you get a surprise with each bite and get to figure out whether you got chocolate or nuts or lucked out with both!

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  6. these look amazing. i love white chocolate and cashews. mmm!

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  7. Maybe we can all bomb a local Sudbury store with requests for vegan white choc chips and they'll bring them in?...et

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    1. genius! let's plan our attack at next week's potluck ;)

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  8. Woah. Those look delicious. I'm eating raw for the month of January, but come February I'll be coming back for this recipe!

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    1. raw in january - you are a stronger willed woman than i! :)

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  9. Ohmagah. These sound CRAZY good. It's like you can read my mind and know everything I'm craving! Cashews and white chocolate are unbeatable partners in crime!

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  10. I tried these and they were wayyyyy too oily :(
    No good.

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    1. sorry to hear they weren't your cup of tea

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