Salted Caramel & Cashew Cookies

48
Medium
Desserts

Characteristics

Low Sodium Kid Approved

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

120
Calories
1 g
Protein
19 g
Carbs
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Nutritional Facts

1 48
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 120
  • Lipides 4 g
    • Saturated fat  2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium  95 mg
  • Carbs 19 g
  • Protein 1 g

Ingredients

  • 10 crushed, red, black, yellow and/or orange hard candies 58 g
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 125 mL
  • 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp orange zest and juice
  • 10 drops each red and yellow food colouring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 500 mL
  • 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL

Method

  1. Using an electric mixer (stand or handheld), cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth, about 3 min. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl again, slowly add flour and half of the chopped cashews. On a sheet of plastic wrap, shape dough into a 1-in. (2.5 cm) thick rectangle, wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 min.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Dust a piece of parchment paper with flour, place dough in centre, dust top of dough with flour and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough to about a 1/4-in. (5 mm) thickness, dusting with more flour if necessary. Remove top sheet of parchment (use it to line your baking sheet), cut cookies into 1 x 3-in. (2.5 x 8 cm) bars and place on prepared baking sheet, spaced about 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart. Bake on middle rack of oven until set, but not golden, about 12 min. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan set over low heat, melt caramels with cream, stirring occasionally. Let mixture cool to room temperature, then drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle salt and remaining cashews overtop and let cool before serving.

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