Caramel Cashew Cookies & Pistachio Lemon Drops

CARAMEL CASHEW COOKIES AND PISTACHIO LEMON DROPS
So, when you can’t pick between recipes, why not just make both? This was the enforced motto at our house this past weekend. These two recipes – Caramel Cashew Cookies and Pistachio Lemon Drops – contain cashews and pistachios which are two nuts that I don’t often eat, but I believe that are completely under-utilized. And, after this weekend, I’m so glad that we still have leftover cookies to hold us over for awhile.

The first recipe, Caramel Cashew Cookies, are a decadent dessert. The batter contains a creamy cashew mixture and also contains loosely chopped cashews to add for an even more intense flavor. I love the fact that these cookies are drizzled with a dab of caramel on the top. It provides the perfect amount of ‘sweet’ to counteract the saltiness of the cashews.

The second recipe, Pistachio Lemon Drops, were such a nice change of a way to use pistachios in a dessert that didn’t involve ice cream or gelato. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore pistachio ice cream, but now I’m glad I’ve found yet another way to use pistachios in a dessert.

Call us nutty (so punny, I know), but making two types of cookies was definitely a nice way to end a busy Sunday and beat the dreary cold of Winter!

Cheers!

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