Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

I seem to have developed a bad habit over the past few years of buying chocolate chips that never make it into cookies.

Does anyone else do this?!

Like probably many of you, I have an entire “baking supplies drawer” in my kitchen devoted to chocolate chips, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts, you name it.  I tend to be a spontaneous baker, so I always want to have the staples for anything that could be sprinkled in (or on) baked goods ready and waiting to go for when the craving strikes.

But somehow it seems to have evolved into the “snack drawer” instead.  A little handful of butterscotch chips somehow turn into a quick dessert, the dried fruit gets tossed onto salads, the nuts serve as my favorite protein snack before a workout.  And those bags of irresistible Health bar chips that I keep buying to make a batch of my favorite toffee chocolate chip cookies?!  Well, let’s just say that I have restocked them multiple times before any cookie action was taking place.

This past week, though, I finally followed through and used the toffee chips for their intended purpose.  And oh man, I highly recommend you do too.  These cookies = the best.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing revolutionary about this recipe.  It’s basically just chocolate chip cookies with toffee chips used in place of half of the chocolate chips.

But still.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies | gimmesomeoven.com

Soft, chewy, and extra-vanilla-y cookies?  Dotted with lots of semisweet chocolate chips, and the heavenly salty-sweetness of the toffee chips?  It doesn’t get much better in my book.  And they are super easy to make.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Simply mix up a batch of classic chocolate chip cookie dough.  Add in about half chocolate chips (you can use semisweet or dark chocolate chips), and half toffee chips (you can either use the Heath bar chips with or without chocolate).  Roll them up into small dough balls.  And then if you want to take the tip from a food stylist, poke a few extra chips on the outside of the dough balls.  Chill them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

And then bake them up to soft and chewy perfection.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Now who can resist one of those beauties?!?

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Not I.  So actually, I quickly spread the wealth around and passed them off to a bunch of friends.  Because sharing is caring, right?!  And having 3 dozen cookies in the house might be even more dangerous than my (ahem) “snack” drawer.  ;)

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Hope you enjoy these guys as much as I did!

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

These toffee chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with the sweet-salty-chocolatey goodness of toffee chips.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee chips

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat in until combined, scraping down the bowl partway through.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until evenly mixed. Add mixture into the dough, and beat on low speed until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and toffee chips, and stir until just combined.

Measure dough into rounded tablespoon-fulls, and roll into round balls. Place on a parchment-covered baking sheet, and dot with extra chocolate and toffee chips if desired. Repeat with remaining dough. Then transfer the cookie sheet to the freezer and chill for 5-10 minutes.

Transfer sheet to oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the tops of the cookies ever so slightly begin to brown. Remove pan and let rest for 5 minutes. Then transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat with remaining dough.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

Base cookie recipe adapted from Anna Olsen.

 

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  1. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — December 15, 2014 @ 6:07 am (#)

    There’s nothing wrong with keeping a recipe basic! Classic recipes are the best.  Why mess with perfection?  I love chocolate and toffee, so this recipe looks like a keeper!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 15, 2014 @ 6:28 am (#)

    I thought I was the only one that impulse bought baking ingredients! I can barely find my way through the sea of random thing in my pantry!!
    And these cookies! YUM! I am L-U-V-ING the brown sugar to white sugar ratio…these are looking SO chewy! Pinned!

  3. Erin | The Law Students Wife — December 15, 2014 @ 6:36 am (#)

    Laughing out loud at your “snack drawer” comment. Never mind that those high quality dark chocolate disks I splurged on have yet to make it into an actual recipe!

  4. Sarah E. — December 15, 2014 @ 6:54 am (#)

    The pictures – oh the pictures!! They are so gorgeous and make me wish I had these in my “snack drawer” right now!

    I am absolutely guilty of a baking stash full of too many things I’m not sure will ever get used. For some reason, I have willpower when it comes to my stash, but my husband, not so much. Butterscotch chips never last long enough for me to make anything ;)

    Pinning and stumbling to share your fantastic cookies!

  5. Maria — December 15, 2014 @ 8:02 am (#)

    Toffee chocolate chip are my favorite! Well, one of my favorites. I have too many favorites when it comes to cookies! Wish I could reach in and grab one! 

  6. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious — December 15, 2014 @ 8:31 am (#)

    YUM! These look amazing! I love toffee chips…and I totally agree. My baking box = a snack box more often than not. It’s dangerous.

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 15, 2014 @ 11:04 am (#)

    Toffee chips can only make cc cookies better! These look dangerously delicious.

  8. Jacqui — December 15, 2014 @ 12:17 pm (#)

    Hi Ali! Would not using cornstarch make a big difference? I want to bake these tonight but don’t have any on hand!

  9. Robyn @realfoodwholelife — December 15, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    I end up eating all the chocolate chips before they go into cookies. These look like a better use for them, though. :)

  10. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — December 15, 2014 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I’m totally craving these!! Yum!

  11. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 15, 2014 @ 6:34 pm (#)

    I can’t get over these beautiful photos!!! These cookies look Santa-approved. :) 

  12. Emily @ Life on Food — December 15, 2014 @ 6:43 pm (#)

    Haha, I laughed when I read about your snack drawer. I don’t do this by my husband is always sneaking treats at night from my baking stash. It is funny until I go to bake something and a key ingredient is gone or I don’t have enough.

  13. ariana — December 15, 2014 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    Woah..those cookies look too good to be true..I MUST try this recipe. I am in love with your blog, you have like the perfect food pictures + recipes its so nice to look at :)
    http://www.miss-siu.blogspot.com

  14. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — December 15, 2014 @ 9:51 pm (#)

    Eeek! Award for most beautiful cookie photos ever! 
    I am exactly the same re: the snack drawer. I always buy good quality baking chocolate and unfortunately I like it  just as much as normal chocolate, so I can never resist. A real bummer when you go to make a recipe and realise you don’t have quite enough!

  15. Amanda — December 16, 2014 @ 4:07 pm (#)

    These are irresistible for sure !!! Delicious!!!

  16. Tiffany | offbeat + inspired — December 20, 2014 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    Yeah girl. Those look RIDICULOUS. I have to try this recipe. LOVE your photos, as always! :)

  17. Jill — February 6, 2017 @ 9:37 pm (#)

    if i only have egg whites, how much do i put in for the recipe to replace the 1 egg? thanks!