Cashew Blossom Bars

Instead of dishing out individual cookies, try this cookie bar take on blossom cookies. We went with cashew butter here for a change of flavor, but you can use the traditional peanut butter if you like.

squares of Cashew Blossom Bars on gray background
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup cashew butter or peanut butter

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • cup chopped cashews

  • 16 chocolate Kisses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Grease foil.

  2. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a large bowl beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla with a mixer on high until smooth. Add cashew butter, egg, and milk. Beat on medium until smooth, scraping bowl as needed. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated and a dough forms. Stir in cashews.

  4. Pat dough evenly in the prepared pan. Bake 22 to 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Immediately press Kisses in rows on top of bars, spacing evenly. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Folate, total 33.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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