From the Recipe Box: Chocolate/Toffee Butter Cookies

by kitchenarian on March 13, 2011

While I love having the sunlight last just a bit longer during the day, I do not like losing an hour out of my day. I feel like I have a time-change hangover for several days every time we decide to spring forward or fall back. With that said, I am already looking forward to warmer days and brighter skies. I must confess though it has made me a bit lazy today.

I knew I wanted to bake something and with Sous Chef home, we had talked about it all weekend, but neither one of us seemed to get in the kitchen to get things rolling. Finally, this afternoon I moseyed into the kitchen to bake up some cookies.

I remembered seeing a recipe on the blog, Goddess of Baking, that appealed to my love of butter. The Goddess, Merlot Dalton, baked a beautiful adaptation of a Land O’Lakes cookie recipe. I tweaked her recipe slightly by using milk chocolate toffee bits and then sprinkling extra toffee bits on top. Easy? Yes. Delicious? Definitely.


1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 package of Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits (8 ounce bag)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until creamy. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, mix until  combined.  Be sure to scrape the bowl. Stir in one cup of the toffee bits, setting aside the remaining 1/3 cup. Roll the dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with silpat. Flatten cookies slightly and then press the toffee and chocolate bits on top. Bake for 10- 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Do not over bake; these should be very soft. Cool for a few minutes and move to a cooling rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies, depending upon how much dough you eat while baking them.


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Liz March 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

How could I not enjoy any cookie with Heath bar bits? These sound and look wonderful!


Adriana March 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I’m jealous… don’t think I’ve seen Heath toffee bits around here. I’ll have to call to my friend in Boston and tell her to send me some! Your cookies look scrumptious.


Tiffany March 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Simple, but buttery good! And yes, daylight savings is hitting me hard too!


BigFatBaker March 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

YUM! These cookies sound buttery and delicious. And Heath is one of my favorite candy bars, I definitely need to make myself some cookies!


Elle (Bromography) March 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Great cookies…who can resist toffee!


fooddreamer March 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Can I confess, I actually like losing the hour of the day. Sundays are often tough with three little ones and one less hour makes it that much easier! Besides, my littlest one is sick and VERY cranky right now.
But I bet I could have cheered her up with one of your awesome cookies!


Celia March 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Ben &Jerry’s Vanilla Heath is one of my favorite ice cream flavors…glad to find a cookie version!


Mama Kelly aka Jia March 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I love the combination of heath bar bit in a butter cookie. Just delicious.


yummychunklet March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I completely understand about the time and light change. I couldn’t get motivated to bake anything new, so I just made the last two ffwD March recipes instead! Your cookies look delicious!


Monet March 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Oh I just love soft cookies…and like you, the time change always throws me off! Thanks for sharing your creativity in the kitchen! Your words, recipes and photos always bring a big smile to my face. Have a great Monday!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

Mmm, toffee bits add such a nice touch to cookies. Great idea. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.


Medeja March 14, 2011 at 4:05 am

Lovely cookies 🙂 I would like few with coffee


briarrose March 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

Mmmm…toffee…so tasty. What a great, easy cookie.


Maja March 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

Mmmm, these look amazing ! I need some homemade cookies right now !


Lauren March 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

Oh dear. Chocolate+toffee= love then add the goodness of butter….mmmmmm. you are brilliant!!! 🙂 Thank you.


JL March 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm

These look delicious! I’ve been wanting to make put toffee bits in my chocolate chip cookies for a while now because I love toffee!


Steph@stephsbitebybite March 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

There’s no way I could turn down one of these cookies! I really want some for coffee dunkin’!


Merlot Dalton March 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for mentioning me! Your cookies look delicious, and i really like the idea of adding chocolate!!

P.S. I love your blog!


Erin @ epiCURIOUS ERIN March 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

These look amazing!!! Toffee just makes everything in life better 🙂


egb March 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Yum! Cookies are always a good idea!


maggie March 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Love your cookies. Like to make some right now. Perfect way to celebrate Friday.


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