Contrary to popular belief, cookies are fairly easy to make. An easy sweet fix, these caramel and cashew cookies turned out to be moist and extremely satisfying!
You will need:
- Sugar: 1 and 1/2 cups
- Milk: 1/2 cup
- Condensed milk or heavy cream: 3 tablespoons
- Butter: 100 gms.
- Eggs: 2
- Cashews: 1/2 cup (roughly chopped)
- Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
- Flour: 3 cups
- Baking powder: 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
- Butter for greasing
- Water: 4 tablespoons
Preheat the oven at 160 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.
Heat the milk and condensed milk or cream in a saucepan, bring to a boil and keep aside.
In a separate saucepan, put the sugar and the water to boil. Stir to ensure that it does not burn. Caramelize the sugar until it turns dark brown. Remove from heat and add the milk, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps. The caramel should form a thick smooth sauce.
In a bowl add the butter and the caramel sauce. Add the eggs one at time stirring constantly.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir to ensure that the dough does not form any lumps. Add the cashews and mix it in.
In a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or aluminium foil, place tablespoons of the dough ensuring at least 2 inches of space between them.
Bake at 160 degree celsius for 20 minutes.
Makes about 24.