I love the island feel to these cookies with exotic guava jelly and cashews. The cream cheese filling makes these a special treat.
Cashew Crusted Guava Cream Cookies
Submitted by Karen Crosby
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cashews finely chopped (lightly salted)
4 oz. cream cheese,
1/4 cup guava jelly
1 egg yolk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all purpose flour and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat unsalted butter and brown sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Mix in dry ingredients.
Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll edges in chopped cashews. Arrange on ungreased baking sheet, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart. Make depression in center of each using thumb or handle of wooden spoon. Fill depressions with 1 teaspoon cream cheese filling. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack.
Yield: 2 dozen