Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Buttery-Toffee Cookies

This is my mom's recipe, but she suggested I post it on here. I love these cookies!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (though semi-sweet work, too)
  • 1 cup English toffee bits (like Skor or Heath)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamed (3 to 4 minutes). *Anthony & I did this by hand and it still worked, it just hurt our arms more. Reduce speed to low *whew!; add flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat mixture, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. *We've actually found that for our oven and pans, using grease makes these cookies flat and burnt on the bottom; so instead, we just use dark non-stick cookie sheets and forget the grease spray. It works.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes *Our oven needs 12 to 14 minutes , or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute, then remove from cookie sheets. *This is important to do just 1 minute later, because if the toffee pieces cool for too long, they will stick to your pan - especially when you don't use the grease spray. ENJOY!


  1. I love the commentary, Heather. You are too funny!

  2. Thanks for posting. I haven't tried these cookies and will have to do so some day soon.

  3. Our mixer is quite fast and gets everything we mix all over the walls and countertops so this recipe's model of mixer is called Heather. Usually comes equiped with and Anthony that does most of the mixing except on occassions when the Heather really wants to.