Kaju Chocolate Cookies /Cashew Chocolate Cookies

Today's recipe is a yet another mouth melting cookies with the flavor of chocolate and the crunch of cashews.
These cookies are rich with a buttery flavor,chocolaty taste with a mild sweetness.Its perfect for gifting as it stays fresh for longer.The dough can be rolled out and cut with cookie cutter or sliced with the knife.Here I used 1 inch square cookie cutter to cut the dough.

                      Kaju Chocolate cookies/Cashew Chocolate Cookies

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Chilling time ~ 15 minutes
   Baking time ~ 18-20 minutes
   Makes ~ 22-24 cookies


All purpose flour/maida
1 cup
1/2 cup or 1 stick
Cocoa powder
1-2 tbs
Icing sugar or powdered sugar
1/2 cup+1 tbs
a pinch
Baking powder
a pinch
1 tbs(if needed)

  • Mix in all purpose flour,cocoa power,baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl take the butter and powdered sugar.Cream it well with a whisker or spatula,to this add  flour mixture.
  • Mix it to form a dough.If the dough is too crumbly then add some milk and knead it to a smooth dough.Refrigerate the dough for 10-15 minutes.Now take the chilled dough and flatten it on a floured surface or a parchment paper.With the help of rolling pin roll the flatten dough to 1/4 inch thickness.Sprinkle the chopped nuts on the rolled out dough and roll it gently with the rolling pin.
  • Trim the edges and cut it with a cookie cutter.Arrange it on a lined baking tray. Pre-heat the oven at 325 F and bake it for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • Store it in an air tight container after its completely cool down.

  • The cookies will be crispy once its completely cool down.Do not bake it more than 20 minutes.
  • Instead of icing sugar,regular sugar can be powdered and used.
  • Use a sharp knife and slice the dough,if you are slicing.Don't slice it too thin.
  • If salted butter is used then no need to add salt.

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How gorgeous those cookies looks. Love the addition of cashew to this cookies. Makes me drool. Feel like munching some.

Can I pick them up for a munch! They look absolutely tempting, I can't but drool over them...

Nalini you are tempting me so much with your beautiful bakes. I am a lousy photographer when it comes to chocolate based recipes. Your presentation and capture are so amazing, I want to take a cookie off the screen.

Wow those cashew cookies look so sinful and so beautifully done..

Those cookies are looking so delicious and so easy to make. Nice click!

Chocolate and cashew is a great combination. Nice one.

love the way you shaped the cookies - such perfect little squares!

Cashew cookies with chocolate base sound very yummy.

I love these chocolate cashew cookies. Almost like Karachi bakery ones, perfect tea time snack.

Oh my my, what beauties they are. I did not feel like scrolling down. Just wanted to have them straight from my screen. Yummy.

Delicious and so pretty looking Chocolate Kaju cookies.Beautiful and tempting bake!!

remember having somethign like this in Bangalore bakeries while growing up ! lovely bake, Nalini ! bookmarked this now :)

ohh yumm, i m definitely trying this one!! love how you have got the perfect shape!!! looks pretty!!!

I'm loving all your shares Nalini. Wonderful cookies. Gonna try it today only

Delicious and so pretty looking Chocolate Kaju cookies.Beautiful and tempting bake!!
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