Dark Chocolate Cashew Lace Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Cashew Lace Cookies

3/4 cup very finely chopped lightly salted cashews
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted  butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 tablespoon cream or half-n-half
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 oz. dark chocolate

Stir together cashews, butter, sugar, corn syrup, cream and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.  Boil 1 minute.  Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and flour until combined.  Place mixture in a medium bowl, and chill 30 minutes in refrigerator, or until cold. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll teaspoons of dough into balls.  Place on cookie sheets, spacing about 3 inches apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool 2-3 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool. 

Melt chocolate in a small bowl, in the microwave for 1 minute, or until melted.  Spread a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom halves of cookies.  Press two cookies together to form a sandwich; repeat process. 

Makes 6 large cookies

20 comments:

  1. I don't know about Trader's Joe cookies but these one looks fantastic!

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  2. They look delicious and crunchy! yum!

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  3. Dark chocolate is so much better than milk! In my opinion. These look so good.

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  4. These look delicious, I bet they taste better than the store bought ones:)

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  5. Those cookies sound great! I have had something similar before, but not the TJ ones, and definitely not homemade!

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  6. YUM...those look ridiculously good!

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  7. I've always wanted to know how to make these because I find them SO addictive! You're the best.

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  8. Those are some of my favorite cookies in the world :D you did a great job of replicating them! can't wait to try them out myself!

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  9. I love lace cookies. Now, that you have showed me the way, I should really make these.

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  10. These look delicious!!!
    I made something similar the other day (salted peanut florentines) but I didn't know that you can chill the mixture and roll it into balls and bake like cookies (florentines tend to spread a lot when baked, at least mine did in the hot Greek weather). I will give this recipe (and technique) a try soon.

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    1. Yes you should! Hopefully the humidity doesn't make it too difficult.

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  11. I've never been able to get lace cookies right. Maybe I should try these and see if this time I'm successful. It's tempting!

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    1. They are tricky. It might take a couple of tries to get them right.

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  12. I've never tried the Trader Joe's lace cookies, but now I want to skip right over the store bought and eat homemade. Yours look so good! And I love the cashews in them :)

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    1. Thank you! Cashews aren't just for cashew chicken! :)

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  13. Now I want to make these (they look delicious!), but I better wait until the humidity goes back down to a normal level. I imagine they would stay quite sticky in this weather. I love cashews! And chocolate! :)

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    1. Cathy, you're probably right! I'd like to make your Blue Moon ice cream.

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  14. I think cashews sound better in these - yum! Nice job with your recreation :)

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  15. I really try not to buy too many "goodies" but these are a TJ's favorite :)

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