Ooie-Gooie-Chocolate-Caramel-Macadamia Chunk Cookies
- 1 c macadamia nuts (raw)
- 170 g unsalted butter
- 150 g Sugar (Granulated)
- 83 g Sugar (Light Brown)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 t chocolate extract
- 1 T maple syrup
- 2 T cream
- 313 g Flour (Plain)
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 c oats (rolled)
- 30 Rolos (or other chocolate-covered caramel candy)
Toast the macadamia nuts, either in a skillet or on a baking sheet in the oven, for a few minutes. Chop, and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, extracts, syrup, and cream.
In another bowl, sift and mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips, oats, and toasted nuts. Fold dry ingredients into butter mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350F and place a piece of parchment paper (baking paper) onto your cookie sheet.
Place a heaping tablespoon of dough into the palm of your hand, and press one Rolo into the center of each piece of dough. Wrap dough around candy, covering completely.
Bake cookies for 14-16 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool in pan until well set, then onto rack. Serve with plenty of milk.
SJ Note 6 Oct 2009: Yummy! I thought they were a bit too sweet, and I guess I let them cool a bit too long, as I didn't find them ooie-gooie. I've reduced the sugar and will reduce the cooling time next time, but these were good - definitely a keeper.