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       Title: Best Butterscotch Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
   1 1/2 c  Dark brown sugar
       1 c  Salted butter
       2 lg Eggs
       2 ts Vanilla extract
       1 c  Chopped walnuts
       1 c  Walnut halves
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       8 oz Caramels
     1/4 c  Heavy cream
     Cookies: preheat oven to 300. In medium bowl, using a whisk, mix together
   flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
     In large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and
   butter. Mix to form grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl when necessary.
   Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium until soft and lumpy. Add flour
   mixture and chopped walnuts and mix on low just until combined. Do not
   overmix. Drip cookie dough by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart on
   ungreased cookie sheet. Place 1 whole walnut half in center of each cookie.
   Bake 25 minutes or until cookies begin to turn brown at the edges. Transfer
   to a cool, flat surface.
     Glaze: melt caramels with cream in small saucepan over low heat and stir
   until smooth then remove from heat. Drizzle cooled cookies with glaze in
   interesting patterns.
    The Dessert Show 1/19/96