toffee cookies

December 12th, 2011

I’ve been on a Christmas cookie kick for the past few weeks, and this was the recipe that started it all.  I like how at this time of the year, it’s perfectly appropriate to bake a new batch of cookies every weekend — you can bring them to parties, bring them to your office, or just eat them all yourself (ahem… Chad). 

The other day at dinner, I ordered a dessert that consisted of toffee ice cream piled onto a toffee cake, surrounded with toffee sauce — incredible.  So, as you guys can imagine, my love of toffee flavor runs deep.  I used store-bough Heath pieces for this recipe, but if you wanted to go all out, you could try my recipe for making toffee from scratch.  It’s easier thank you think!

Toffee Cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups chopped toffee pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until well blended.  Stir in the toffee pieces.

Sccop the cookie dough in small balls (use a small mellon-baller to make them even) onto cookie sheets lined with parchment or Silipat.  Place dough balls several inches away from each other on the cookie sheets (these spread a lot).

Bake for 9-10 minutes, and allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Tags: desserts · holiday

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Emily // Dec 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

    love toffe, but have never tired them in a cookie, will have to make these!

  • 2 Joanne // Dec 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    And to think, I was sure my Christmas cookie baking days were over…but apparently the best is yet to come! These look awesome!

  • 3 laura // Dec 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

    forget work- i want to stay home and bake these cookies all day today!! haha, or maybe after work 🙂

  • 4 Donna // Jan 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Just want to say that my family has a new favorite cookie.  These are the best!

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