Caramel Cashew Cookies


I love all the exciting ice cream flavors out there, one of them being caramel cashew ice cream. That is why I created this recipe, in honor of the caramel cashew ice cream. These cookies are amazing! You get that delectable, unmistakable caramel flavor from the toffee bits and that divine slightly salty flavor from the cashews.

These cookies even have a bit of hidden nutrition in from the oats (no one will notice they’re there, they just make the cookie have a moist and slightly chewy texture). These cookies would be a hit at the next Thanksgiving or Christmas party, they will keep people coming back for more!

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Caramel Cashew Cookies

Deliciously tempting cookies studded with bits of caramel-y toffee and cashews!

Servings: 48
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 2 cups light-brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups whole oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups toffee bits
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted , salted cashew halves, chopped into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a cookie sheet, set aside. In a food processor, grind oats until nearly flour, about 1 minutes. Pour ground oats into a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well blended, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter and sugar until lighter and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in eggs one at a time, add vanilla. Slowly stir in flour mixture until well combine. Mix in toffee bits and cashew pieces. Round dough into cookie balls (about the size of a heaping tablespoon). Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 9 - 11 minutes (9 for softer, 11 for crispier). Allow to cool several minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Cashew Cookies
Author: Jaclyn
That’ll be mine.


  • Debbie F: I can’t stop baking these cookies!!! I think I need help! My husband claims that these are the best cookies ever. They make a lot so sometimes I’ll mix up the whole batch, roll them into their shape, bake about a dozen and then freeze the rest. They turn out just as delicious after the dough has been frozen! And WAY better I might add, than the store bought frozen ones (I think you know who you are…frozen cookies)! My advise to anyone contemplating making these, DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed!!! June 6, 2013 at 2:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comment Debbie, I’m glad to hear your are basically addicted :). But really, I’m so glad you and your husband like these! June 10, 2013 at 10:59pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Sarah – I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 29, 2012 at 4:21pm Reply

  • Sarah Morrison: I just made these.. so delish! Thank you for sharing. They will be coming with me to my family’s Sunday Supper tonight for dessert! April 29, 2012 at 8:13am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks! I love cashews too! November 19, 2011 at 9:41pm Reply

  • Amalia: First cashew cookies I’ve seen and I’m in love! They look so soft and chewy, the perfect cookie :) November 19, 2011 at 12:10am Reply

  • Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny: These look so delicious! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo November 18, 2011 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Lori: These sound amazing! Cashews are my favorite nut and aren’t use nearly enough in cookies! :) I definitely have to give these a try. November 18, 2011 at 6:09am Reply

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