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.
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.
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.
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.
And then bake them up to soft and chewy perfection.
Now who can resist one of those beauties?!?
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. ;)
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
What a perfect cookie for the holidays! They look amazing!
Toffee chips can only make cc cookies better! These look dangerously delicious.
Man are these beauties! I really should NOT make these because I will so eat them all. Oh, but calories don’t count during the holidays, right?
Hi Ali! Would not using cornstarch make a big difference? I want to bake these tonight but don’t have any on hand!
I end up eating all the chocolate chips before they go into cookies. These look like a better use for them, though. :)
I’m totally craving these!! Yum!
I can’t get over these beautiful photos!!! These cookies look Santa-approved. :)
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.
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 :)
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!
These are irresistible for sure !!! Delicious!!!
Yeah girl. Those look RIDICULOUS. I have to try this recipe. LOVE your photos, as always! :)
if i only have egg whites, how much do i put in for the recipe to replace the 1 egg? thanks!
I made these on Wednesday (a snow day in Virginia) and shared some with a friend and her family. Not only did her son’s eyes roll back in their heads while eating them, so did my husband’s eyes! They are seriously that good. I had thought about freezing half the dough but thank goodness I made all the cookies at once. Now we are left fighting for the last one… Great recipe!
Ha! Your *ahem snack drawer. I reached in mine to make these and only found mini chocolate chips. Oh well, I put them in. Making lemonade here. Put chocolate chips on grocery list. Check.