If you're nuts about nuts, salted cashews - both ground into a butter and chopped - give caramel-drizzled cookies deep flavor. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart, and you know you can't go wrong with Martha!!
Preheat oven to 350°F Sift flour and salt together. Coarsely chop 1 cup cashews; set aside. Process remaining 1 1/2 cups cashews in a food processor until finely chopped. Pour in oil. Process until mixture is creamy, about 2 minutes.
Put cashew mixture, butter, and sugars in the bowl of an electrix mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture. Mix in reserved chopped cashews.
Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; space 2-inches apart on 2 parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 6 minutes; gently flatten with a spatula. Bake until bottoms are just golden, 6-7 minutes more. Let cool completely on sheets on wire rack,.
Melt caramels with cream in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, Let cool. Using a spoon, drizzle over cookies; let set. Store in airtight containers in single layers.