I know, I know. You are shaking your head and thinking that Lolly has lost it completely. But no, not yet. This is a keeper from The Garlic Lovers Cookbook, Volume II.
10 cloves fresh garlic
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
2 1/4 cu chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
Drop garlic cloves into boiling water, about 5 minutes, until tender. Peel and chop garlic and soak in maple syrup for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cream butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla together until light and fluffy.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to cream mixture. Then stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drain garlic and add to cookie batter.
Blend well. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool on racks.