White Chocolate Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

 Cashews are the perfect compliment to this easy , double chip cookie recipe!

The salty nut balances both the sweet  butterscotch chips and the creamy white chocolate chips!

 White Chocolate Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

 My four year old really made me question my parenting.  It all started with an innocent question.  The conversation went something like this:

Lucy:  “I’m your favorite right mommy?”

Me:  “No, I don’t have a favorite, I love you all equally, I love you all very much”

Lucy: “You even love Owen?” (Owen is our 8 year old son)

Me: ” Of course I love Owen!

Lucy” “Huh, I didn’t think you did.”

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

I laughed at the time.   Then I panicked.  Did Lucy just assume I loved her the most simply because she has me to herself each and every day while our older kids are at school?  Or, do I actually show favoritism?  Do I show Owen less love than I do our girls?  Does HE feel as though I love him less?  I would be mortified if any one of our kids felt less loved.  AND I myself would be devastated if I felt that my own mother loved me any less than my two sisters!  A mother is supposed to love her children equally and unconditionally.

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

Yet, do we?  I once read a quote from a mother who said her favorite child was the one who was napping.   I think this quote is very funny.  The way I interperet it is it’s not really a matter of loving one child more than any other.  It’s really all about who is driving me the least amount of crazy!  I love them all equally, I honestly do.  And I’m an equal opportunity yeller.  I could turn on any one of them at any given moment.   But I’m also inclined to kiss, hug and smother our kids with love at any given moment.  No one gets preferential treatment from me and my split personalities.

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cashew Cookies

The dog is a totally different story.  She never gets in trouble.    And if I could have these cookies for kids, they would NEVER drive me nuts (no pun intended).  They are truly exceptional.  Nutty, salty and sweet all at the same time.  I have made a number of cookies, like these Chocolate Chip Butterfinger Cookies or these Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies over the years.  But these white chocolate butterscotch cashew cookies just might be one of my favorites.  It’s ok to have a favorite cookie right?

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White Chocolate Butterscotch Cashew Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla. Gently stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in chips and cashews.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoons onto lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  4. Makes 4 dozen small cookies

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43 Responses

  1. These cookies look amazing. Cashews are my favorite nut and I adore white chocolate.
    I was cracking up about what your daughter said because I can picture my niece saying something like that. Must be a four year old trait.

    • You never know what will come out of a 4 year olds mouth! Thank you Micha!

  2. Wow…these cookies sound wonderful! I love the combo of cashews, butterscotch and white chocolate. Perfect!

  3. Oh, love the flavors in these cookies! I’ve only ever had a couple types of cookies with cashews in them, that needs to change!

    • I love cashews Jessica and the are fantastic in cookies! Thank you!

  4. It’s okay to have a favorite…cookie that is, Tanya! I can see why these would be your favorite too! Looks yummy and chewy! :)

    • Thank you Liz! It’s easier to pick a favorite cookie!

  5. I don’t know how old Lucy is, but it sounds to me like her new game is called, “working mommy”, and she’s winning! :) Those cookies look fantabulous and I would like you to bring me some right away please!

    • Lucy is 4 and you are right, she IS working me! How did I not see that! Thank you Kelli!

  6. Charlotte Moore

    I could not help but laugh out loud about what 4 year old said. Too funny!!! We never know what they are thinking.

    • Yeah, she threw me for a loop! Thank you Charlotte!

  7. Charlotte Moore

    Oops!!! Forgot to say the cookies do look yummy.

  8. Tanya, these cookies sound totally scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us and am pinning. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Oh I LOVE white chocolate and cashews. You were making these for me right? Yup. I knew it. I’ll expect some in the mail :)

  10. Trish @ Mom On Timeout

    I know just who to make these for – my Dad! He loves everyone of these ingredients! The cookies look amazing Tanya!

  11. So funny, I go through the same with my boys…and they’re 22, 15, and 6. They have their moments when they think I favor one or the other. But I always have to remind them that they are all different (let alone different ages with different mommy attention time) and I love them all equally. Although, my mother in law has 3 sons as well and flat out tells everyone (and her sons!) that Justin (my husband) is her favorite. Unreal and weird. Your kiddos are very lucky to have you as their mommy!
    By the way, I’m loving these cookies! Love white choco and butterscotch together…YUM! (Pinning!)

  12. These look delicious! Love your site!

  13. This post and the “napping child” comment gave me a smile, Tanya, while these cookies made me hungry. There are far too few cookierecipes that use cashews. Thanks for doing your part to correct that imbalance. :)

  14. juliemurkerson

    What a perfect combination, Tanya!

  15. These cookies sound fantastic! I adore both butterscotch and cashews. I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate but here, even that is appealing to me! These look amazing.

  16. thebetterbaker11

    Oh my! And Yes Please! LOVE these flavor combos…Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck – please come back soon.

    • Turns out to be a great combo! Thank you so much!

  17. Trish Butler

    This reminds me of when my youngest daughter asked me who I loved the most. I told her I loved her oldest sister the most because she was my first baby and I loved her brother the most because he was my only son and I loved Trishalee the most because she was my namesake and I loved her the most because she was my baby. This seemed to keep the all happy. As for the cookies, I am going to try them because you love them the most. Thank you for your time and talents. Trish Butler

    • Trish, your answer was perfect!! I will have to remember that one! And thank you so much for your compliment! I’m truly grateful.

  18. I saw you on Totally Tasty Tuesday. These look so good. I will have to try them soon.

  19. These look wonderful Tanya! I love the salty-sweet combination… and the photos are gorgeous too!

  20. I am craving right now.Good thing I have cashew nuts here…Now I have to go out and buy white choco chips.. They look so good, and I am drooling..lol!

    • I always keep cashews handy! I’ll probably have to make these again!

  21. Oh Tanya I love your stories so so so much! They seriously make me smile. Loved the part that you’re an equal opportunity yeller and could turn on any one of them at any moment….and that no one gets preferential treatment from your split personalities. That made me giggle :) And I bet you are the best mom ever!! Especially for making these delish cookies for your family! I love you for them and I’m not even your kid :)

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