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salted cashew & caramel chews

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Saw these in a magazine and started salivating! Only thing I would change is go from semi-sweet to milk chocolate, as that is my preference. Also, you could use regular salted butter if that's all you have and then skip the extra salt. Cashews will be plenty salty too. Recipe & photo: 10-17-14

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For salted cashew & caramel chews

  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    (12 oz.) semisweet or milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 c
    plus 1/2 cup lightly salted cashew pieces, divided

How To Make salted cashew & caramel chews

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs, caramel topping and vanilla.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Drop dough by rounded Tbsp. 2-inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4
    In the microwave, melt the remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with remaining cashews. Let sand until set.