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You Asked For It: recipe for Caramel Cashew Cookies

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I love the caramel cashew cookies from Trader Joe's. I'd like a similar recipe to make them at home. Thank you.

Nancy Eggert, Dunedin

Laura Maddalon of Tampa hopes Nancy enjoys this caramel cashew cookie as much as she does. Laura was given this recipe by a friend. This cookie has great texture with the ground oats, toffee bits and cashew pieces. When you grind the oats, take care not to grind them too much. You want them like the consistency of flour and you don't want it to stick together. The original recipe called for buttering the baking sheet. I did this for the first batch (I actually used the butter wrappers left over from softened butter), and about half of the cookies stuck to the pan. On the next batch, I used parchment paper to line the baking sheet, and that eliminated any sticking. This a hardy cookie rather than a delicate one. If you like making ice cream sandwiches with cookies, this would be a great choice.

Recipes tested by Times correspondent Ellen Folkman unless otherwise noted.

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