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Friday, June 14, 2013

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Welcome sweet friends to Natasha in Oz, my bloggy home in my little corner of the world Down Under. I hope you have had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend, I know I sure am! This week I am sharing a delicious recipe for Caramel and Cashew Icebox Cookies.

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I am also back to usual bloggy self today after having a bit of a rant on my last post. If you haven't read my post about how disheartened I am with the Education System at the moment and my thoughts on the great book below please click here.

Words of Wisdom from education reformer Charles J. Sykes

Back to today's recipe! I am sharing a delicious Caramel and Cashew Icebox Cookie recipe that I think you will love. These sweet, buttery and crisp biscuits are shortbread perfection!

Caramel and Cashew Icebox Cookies ~ Natasha in Oz


Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe, Nestle Caramel Bits



The recipe is from Martha Stewart and it is so easy because you can make the dough ahead of time, keep it in the freezer, then just slice and bake what you want when you want! I have used it to make Chai Tea Icebox Cookies and Cranberry Citrus Shortbread Icebox Cookies.

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe, Chai Tea Cookies #recipe

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe, Cranberry Citrus Shortbread


This recipe for Caramel and Cashew Icebox Cookies makes two logs of dough.

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe


The logs can be refrigerated for up to four days or frozen for up to three months; you just have to thaw before slicing and baking.




These Caramel and Cashew Icebox Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks but I have a feeling they won't last that long!

Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe


Caramel and Cashew Shortbread Cookie Recipe

If you don't like caramel you can add milk choc chips or if you can't eat nuts you could add raisins.

Here are some other Mix-in Ideas

Mix in grated zest of 2 oranges and 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Mix in grated zest of 2 lemons; coat with 1/4 cup poppy seeds
Mix in grated zest of 2 limes; coat with 1/4 cup cornmeal
Mix in 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots; coat with 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
Mix in 1/2 cup mini chocolate, caramel, white chocolate or peanut-butter chips
Mix in 1/4 cup finely chopped candied ginger; coat with 1/4 cup sesame seeds

I am sure you will love this delicious and versatile recipe for Icebox Cookies!

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23 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh ... I have to make these!! Have a great weekend.

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  2. I looove cashews, looks so yummy! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  3. I love the fact that you can add almost any kind of mix to please different taste buds! And the fact that you can pre-make the dough and freeze is an awesome bonus. Will have to add to my to-bake list.

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  4. I love Short bread - it's one of my favorites. These look really yummy!

    Saw you at 6 sisters!

    Hope you can make it over to Who Needs a Cape? and join us for Super Sunday - this would be perfect ;) http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-2/

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  5. Oh yummmm! I'm definitely going to have to get me some of those caramel bits.

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  6. These look amazing Natasha! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Things party!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  7. Shortbreads and cashews are probably my favorite things to eat. :) Those look delicious and I'm making sure to pin them. Stopping by from the Marvelous Mondays party. Have a great week!

    Cheers,
    Lydia @ www.lydiasflexitariankitchen.com

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  8. Shortbread is my favorite cookie, so I will definitely make these. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Yum, Natasha - I would love this - I love cashews - the cookies - all of them - look amazing! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  10. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-21/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  11. Your cookies look amazing. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  12. These look amazing! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see more from you.

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  13. YUM! They look delish! Thanks for partying with us at Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you back next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  14. I'm going to try these with All Purpose Gluten Free flour... so fingers crossed!

    http://3monkeysmommy.blogspot.com

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  15. This looks yummy! I'll have to try this out sometime!
    Toodles,
    Sara

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  16. Oh I will definitely make these. I love shortbread, my absolute favorite. Thanks for the recipe and for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. All of these cookies look delicious! I love shortbread and will be pinning all of these recipes! Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk Party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  18. Yum....those look delicious! I might need to make those for Christmas :) Did I really just say that? Haha...have a great week!

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  19. Those sound delicious ... and I love the convenience of icebox cookies! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}.

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  20. Can't wait to try these recipes. Hi, lorraine following you via google+ and through the wednesday linky party. I'm at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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