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Salted Cashew & Caramel Chews

Nothing says "welcome home" like warm, gooey, chewy cookies right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk—mmm, heaven. You don't need a plate. Just grab and go. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups lightly salted cashews, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Gradually beat in eggs, caramel topping and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in 1-1/3 cups chocolate chips and 3/4 cup cashews.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are firm, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with remaining cashews. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 184 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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