Kaju Cookies /Cashew Cookies

Today's recipe is going to a be crunchy and mouth melting,rich cookies with cardamom flavor.I have tasted these type of cookies in India in local bakery shop.So wanted to recreate those cookies and tried couple of times but I couldn't get the exact taste of the store bought one.After so many trials I found a perfect recipe here.I slightly altered the original recipe to our taste.As we prefer mildly sweet cookies I reduced the amount of sugar and made it.Also in the original recipe store bought cashew meal is used.But here I powdered the cashews and used it.The cookies were so crunchy and delicious and we like it a lot.With no further delay lets move on to the recipe.............................

                                                                                                     Kaju Cookies/Cashew Cookies

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Resting time ~ 1-2 hours
   Cooking time ~ 18-20 minutes
   Makes ~ 25-28 cookies


All purpose flour
11/4 cups
Powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup
Neutral Cooking oil
2 tbs
Cashew meal or powdered cashew
1/4 cup
Chopped cashews
1/2 cup
Baking powder
1 tsp
Baking soda1/8 tsp
Corn starch1 tbs
Cardamom powder/ellakai podi1/8 tsp
Milk (if needed)2 tbs
Oil2 tsp

  • Powder the cashews in a blender till it becomes bit coarse and keep it aside.In a bowl mix in the all purpose flour,cashew meal,corn starch,baking powder,soda and salt.Set it aside.Cream the butter,oil and powdered sugar together well.

  • Now add in the flour mixture and mix it well.Now the dough will be crumbly,to this add around 1/4 cup of the chopped cashews and cardamom powder,mix it well to form a dough.If needed use couple of tbs of milk.

  • Line baking tray with the parchment paper or foil.Take a small gooseberry size of dough and flatten with the palms and keep it on the baking tray.Press in gently 4-5 pieces of chopped cashews on top of the flatten dough.Continue for the rest of the dough.Cover the baking tray with the cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour or two.Bake it in a 300F pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes(mine took 20 minutes).

  • Cool it on a cooling rack and store it in an air tight container.

  • Instead of flatten the dough and keep it in the refrigerator,make the dough into a log and keep it refrigerated.Then slice and bake it.
  • As these cookies tend to spread,arrange the cookies an inch apart in  the baking tray.



delicious cookies.. looks superrr!! am sure this is mouth melting.... yummm

I like the stack of cookies. Beautiful pictures and yummy cookies

Cashew cookies used to be one of my favorite. Haven't had them in a long time. These look just like I remember them.

Looks so good Nalini! I have to make these...

Those stack of cookies look lovely.

Havent heard of cashew cookies. Paired with illaichi, I am sure these must have tasted great..

i like cashew based cookies, biscuits a lot and these ones have come out very nice

Beautiful clicks and the cookies have turned out so perfect in shape!

wow !! this looks sooo good !

wow. awesome. Using cashew meal is very interesting.

Wow nalini, i m eating from the picture, that rainy, moody look is something i m trying to achieve in vain!!! :) BTW crunchy cookies!!!

Just drooling over that stack of cookies, crunchy munchies definitely.. I want u to send me some.

Super stack of cookies.. The pictures look stunning!

Such a delectable cookies -- they look like they'll literally melt in the mouth. yummy!!

Awesome snaps. Cookies studded with cashews look so inviting...

Lovely clicks and the cookies look super tempting! I am bookmarking this to try soon :)

Cashews are my hubby's favourite , i am sure he will love rhese. They look fabulous

Beautiful clicks of the cookies. I love cashew cookies and this is bookmarked

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