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posted: 09/13/13

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Caramel Cashew Cookies that are super simple to make, but so rich and delicious! The perfect flavor combination!

Caramel Cashew Cookies that are super simple to make, but so rich and delicious!  The perfect flavor combination! via www.wineandglue.com

This Sunday is my dear, wonderful, amazing husband’s birthday. He, like a lot of adults I think, reeeeeeeeaally doesn’t like his birthday. There are so many reasons why, but I think the biggest one, that I totally feel for him on, is that we lost Elliot just days before his birthday in 2010, and each year since it has been a reminder for him. I mean, my birthday is hard too . . . it’s like each year we remember that we are getting older . . . and Elliot isn’t.

But! I LOVE Nathan’s birthday.

Every year it reminds me how lucky I am that he was born.

Sometimes my life feels like a pretty ridiculous place, and when I think of not having Nathan to go through it all with . . . I mean that’s just dumb.

My world, and I think the world in general, are better places because Nathan is in them.

Happy Birthday, Nathan.

Caramel Cashew Cookies that are super simple to make, but so rich and delicious!  The perfect flavor combination! via www.wineandglue.com

So let’s talk about these cookies!

I conconcted these babies just for Nathan. We have a custard place in Milwaukee, Kopps if you live around here, that does a different amazing flavor each day. And that’s it. And the flavors they come up with are all sorts of awesome.

Nathan’s favorite flavor is Caramel Cashew. Rich vanilla custard with strings of caramel through it and big chunks of cashew. He loves it.

And on our wedding day, what flavor did they have? Caramel Cashew. It was like the universe saying, “You done right kiddos!” :)  And yes, we did pull up to the custard place with a huge limo, I got out in my giant dress, and we got ourselves a cone of Caramel Cashew.

So this cookie is a play on that custard.

Caramel Cashew Cookies that are super simple to make, but so rich and delicious!  The perfect flavor combination! via www.wineandglue.com

I made it a pudding cookie, so it is moist and delicious, and I added the Duncan Hines flavor creations for the caramel bit. And then a large heaping of cashews.

I am definitely not one to enjoy nuts in my desserts, I mean give me a heap of chocolate in my dessert any day over some nuts, but the cashew flavor the caramel flavor go so well together that I loved them too!

And naturally, I needed to pull out some of my No Machine Caramel Swirl Ice Cream to make some ice cream sandwiches with them. (Excuse the melty pictures, I am horrible at photographing things that melt!)

Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Sandwiches!  Delicious and rich Caramel Cashew Cookies sandwiching easy to make Caramel Swirl Ice Cream, a decadent dessert that is super easy to make!  via www.wineandglue.com

Caramel Cashew Cookies

  • 1 7.5oz pouch of sugar cookie mix (plus what it takes to make it)
  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines caramel frosting creations
  • 1 3.4 oz packet of vanilla pudding mix (just the dry mix)
  • 1 cup of cashews
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 (or the temperature stated on the packet).
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients (sugar cookie mix, flavor creations, pudding mix) and then add the wet ingredients described on the packet (butter and eggs).
  3. Gently stir in one cup of cashews.
  4. Form one inch round balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Push them down a bit with the bottom of a glass before baking.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes (or the time stated on the packet).

For Ice Cream Sandwiches!

  1. Let the cookies cool completely and sandwich some No Machine Caramel Swirl Ice Cream between two!!

Looking for more simple pudding cookie recipes?

cinnamon_roll_cheesecake_cookie_recipe lemon_oreo_recipes

Cookies from friends:

White Chocolate Cashew Butterscotch Cookies from Lemons for Lulu

Thin Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles from Crazy for Crust

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from Vegan Mother Hubbard

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Tamara Coleman says

    My taste buds lit up at the sound of all the treats pictured above! Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake & Carmel Cashew Ice Cream Cookies-WOWZERS! I will be back to test these out for sure :)
    http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Tamara!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Happy Birthday to him!! I imagine that is hard, when his birthday is. Totally not even close to the same thing, my grandpa died on Christmas…and it wasn’t ever really the same.

    But I agree that birthdays need to be celebrated! Especially with cookies! These would be some of my favs – I LOVE CASHEWS. And I love the melty photos. They look even better than non-melty ones would, I think. They look like they taste better. :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Dorothy! You are right, it is kind of amazing how a major life event can change a holiday or even a whole season for you for a loooong time.

  3. Jessica says

    These look insanely delicious – perfect for Fall!

  4. [email protected] says

    I love caramel cashew….these look awesome :) Happy Birthday to Nathan – hope you really celebrate :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Cathy!

  5. Julie says

    YUM and YUM!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Julie!!

  6. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says

    Happy Birthday Nathan! Hope Lisa made you a cake to go along with these cookies!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Julie! He kind of hates cake, lol, but I bought him a giant ice cream cake :)

  7. Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says

    This looks amazing!! I love it!!
    I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!!
    Link up starts Wednesdays!
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/lovely-ladies-linky-link-up-2/
    Hope to see you there :)
    Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Parrish!

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