Cashews - A Great Snack

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Feb 18, 2014 5:08:55 PM

Cashews are another wonderful native fruit that I enjoy eating living in Nicaragua. These nuts are nutritional powerhouses, full of copper, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and zinc. They are versatile and can be eaten as a snack, in curries or as a desert. One of my favorite ways to eat them is in these simple yet delicious cookies.

Cashew butterballs

1-cup raw cashews toasted for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Grind cashews in food processor.
Add butter and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar process until the mixture is creamy.
Add the vanilla and flour and mix. Refrigerate it until firm, about an hour.

Preheat your oven to 300°F.

Roll dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then gently roll the cookies in the powdered sugar before transferring them to racks to cool completely.

By Carol Cobb

 

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua