Today’s Cashew Butterscotch Cookies call for Hodgson Mill Graham Flour, a type of whole wheat flour in which the entire natural bran and germ are stone ground to preserve all of the grain’s natural nutrients.
These are crispy and sweet cookies with butterscotch chips and lightly salted cashews that balance out the sweetness from the sugar. I like them so much I entered the recipe into the Have a Great Grain Contest for bloggers, but I’ve also typed up the recipe for everyone who wants to try it before it wins the contest and sweeps the nation! Just kidding, but it was a pretty good cookie and I know a lot of you like cookies made with whole grains.
Here’s the recipe. If you try it, I’d really like to know what you think. I’ve made these cookies twice already for the family, but I haven’t shared them with anyone else and could use a second opinion. They’re thin, sweet and crunchy and some of them baked up with these really cool air bubbles similar to what you’d find in good brick oven pizza, but crispy and in a cookie. I baked them on a heavy duty, regular (not a non-stick) baking sheet. I also used salted cashews, but unsalted would be fine too. I made a third variation using chopped up leftover Heath bars, but the cashew butterscotch version was much, much better.
Cashew Butterscotch Crispies
- 1 1/3 cups 6 oz Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup light tasting olive oil not extra virgin or vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
- 3/4 cup unsalted or very lightly salted cashew pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Have ready two ungreased baking sheets.
- Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl using a hand held electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until well mixed. Gradually add the oil and beat for another minute, scraping sides of bowl often. Add the egg and continue beating on high for about a minute, and then beat in the vanilla. With a large mixing spoon, gradually add the flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Stir in the butterscotch chips and cashews
- Scoop up dough in packed, level tablespoons and shape into balls. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2 ½ inches apart, and bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown and appear set. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool. Let cookies cool completely before serving (they crisp as they cool).
- Makes about 28 cookies
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Yay for whole grains in cookies!
Thanks Anna! You made my day!!!! (And I’ll be making bread!!)
Martha, I’ve only made these with whole wheat. If you make them with regular, let me know how they turn out. I think they’d be pretty good.
Also, I picked random comment #2 so Gloria gets the flour.
I either do Hodgson Mill or Bob’s Red Mill. Whatever I can find at Kroger or HEB.
Wish my husband liked butterscotch. 🙁
I bought a 50 lb. bag of whole wheat pastry flour from http://www.honeyvillegrain.com Love this site. They have all kinds of baking products/food supply. What I love the most–no matter how much you order, their shipping is always $4.49!
Yum these cookies sound fantastic! I get my whole grains from eating 100% whole wheat bread, rolled oats, quinoa, and millet!
I get my whole grains from 100% whole wheat bread, but these cookies sound like a wonderful addition to my diet as well! 🙂
I love baking with whole grains! I always swap out some AP for whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat. I buy my whole grains from the supermarket though, nothing out of the ordinary.
I buy my whole wheat pastry flour From Trader Joes.
Martha in KS
Can you use regular whole wheat flour instead of graham flour?
Martha in KS
I buy freshly milled flour at BadSeed Farmer’s Market in Kansas City.
I buy what I need at the grocery store – I try for nothing “white” in my diet. The cookies sound absolutely yummy! I’ve never tried graham flour. That sounds interesting, too. 🙂
These are handsome cookies.
I buy my whole grains at Hyvee or Walmart. I’d buy whole grain products at Aldi if they carried them
I don’t doubt it will win! Would these be good with butterscotch AND chocolate chips? I buy cashews once a week so I always have them on hand…I’ll try to make these this week..
I buy my whole wheat flour at Rainbow or Target grocery.
On a mostly unrelated note:
I had the worst pumpkin cookie I’ve ever tasted-probably the worst cookie overall …at D’Amicos!!!! It had a brown sugar butter cream frosting…It had potential,…but….the frosting ruined it. It was just sweet. If it had a cream cheese frosting it would have been salvageable.
These sound amazing! I’d love to get some whole grains from these cookies in addition to my morning oatmeal.