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July 19, 2015

CHEWY CHOCOLATE TOFFEE COOKIES

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Sometime you don't want a whole lot of cookies sitting on the counter. These chewy toffee cookies with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and salted nuts have something to please everyone. 

Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies
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I wonder how many of you have been successful at maintaining your summer weight. Hopefully, you have obtained better results than me. I have not been able to, nor have I tried very hard to lose a few vanity pounds this summer. Making food for this blog has not helped with the situation one iota. These cookies, for example, are fantastic but are certainly not calorie-free. But when chewy homemade cookies with milk chocolate toffee bits, white chocolate, and salted cashews are sitting on my countertop, it is pretty hard to resist! And a girl's gotta eat...

Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies

To take preemptive measures and gain some control, I bake small batch cookies. This recipe produces 1.5 dozen cookies instead of the typical 3 dozen. Everyone in my family can have 2 or 3 and the remaining handful can be dispersed to unsuspecting victims who thought they were going to go through the day without falling off the diet wagon a few eager and willing volunteers.  


Once you bite into one of these delectable cookies, you will be glad that there is only a small batch as you would be tempted to eat them all. I love the nuts in here. I used cashews, although any nut of choice would be fine. Make sure that they are salted. The salt balances the sweetness of the all the other ingredients beautifully. 

Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies

I have baked these cookies in a regular cookie sheets and heavy bottom ones. The heavy-bottom-baked cookies look like these in the photos: they spread yet retain a bit of thickness. The standard baking sheets produced cookies that spread more and were thinner. To prevent this from occurring, flatten the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes prior to dolloping them onto the cookie sheet and baking. As an added bonus to this recipe, it is easily made by hand mixing alone. No need to drag out and clean up electrical appliances here!

So, if you are winning the battle of the weight, make these cookies to reward yourself (giggling).  Even if you have not been successful, make some for those in your circle with a sweet tooth. They will love you for it! 

Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies


CHEWY CHOCOLATE TOFFEE COOKIES



INGREDIENTS:

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup minus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp scant tsp. salt
1/8 rounded cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup roasted and salted cashews or salted nut of your choice
1/3 rounded cup Heath Chocolate Toffee Bits



INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a whisk, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until fluffy and smooth. Add oil and whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to blend. Gently stir in white chocolate chips, cashews, and chocolate toffee bits until incorporated.

Drop by rounded tablespoon or a #50 ice cream scoop, at least 2 inches apart, onto a heavy bottom prepared heavy bottom cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool for a couple minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in a tight-lid container. Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies.

Note: If using a standard cookie sheet, encase dough in a large plastic wrap, flatten dough to 1/2" thick and chill for at least 30 minutes or until it firms up prior to dolloping onto cookie sheet to bake. This will help prevent excessive spreading during baking. If you have time, bake a small test batch if you are unsure about the type of baking sheet you have.


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36 comments:

  1. You have made a cookie containing three of my Hubby's favorite things: white chocolate, cashews, and toffee. Once I make this recipe, he will be your new BFF. LOL! Thanks for the recipe and can't wait to make them :)

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    1. How cool is that!? When you make the cookies for my new BFF, please make sure you toss in some extra white chocolate, cashews, and toffee for me. LOL!!

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  2. So since my "summer weight" is out the window, I'm aiming for more of a "fall/winter weight" and these cookies are definitely not helping. I'm totally OK with it though because there's no way skinny jeans could feel as good as these cookies must taste! YUM!

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    1. You're funny, Sam! And I feel your pain. Elastic waist pants are looking so appealing these days. Haha!

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  3. These cookies look incredible! Love that you added cashew. They are one of my favorite nuts but I never think to add them to cookies.

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    1. Thank you, Christin! I love cashews too, and they are perfect for these cookies.

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  4. These look perfect! I love cookies - they just make my day so happy :).

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    1. Thanks Annie. Cookies do make the world a better place!

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  5. These cookies look perfect! I love chewy cookies and all those goodies you added in here sound amazing

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! These cookies are filled with goodness.

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  6. I always say the worst thing about loving to cook is that you're always only 20 minutes away from cookies. They're my downfall! These do look so lovely, and we all need some sweetness in our lives. :)

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    1. Haha! That's so true,Tammy! Cookie baking time is the time when having a lot of (hungry) neighbors come in handy. :)

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  7. Love these cookies, I can never say no to toffee flavor especially in a chewy cookie :)

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    1. Hi Katalina. A chewy toffee cookie every now and then does a body good...not slimmer, just happier. :)

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  8. What?!! Chocolate, cashew, toffee bites, and chocolate (I'm not repeating 'chocolate' - I'm just emphasising haha) in one recipe?! Sorry, I'm going to pass out cause they're so good. There's only one way to help me. Send me a tray of them please. Really good job!

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    1. Hey Ben! I'm sensing that you kinda like these? Haha! I'll add extra chocolate, cashews, toffee bits, and chocolate in your batch! :)

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  9. Chewy is a must in my cookies! These look delicious!

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  10. I'd have to make a double batch as I know I'd snack on the dough of these amazing cookies, then eat more than my share when they're baked! I can never resist a cookie when toffee is involved! These look spectacular.

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    1. Thanks Liz! You know how to make baking cookies a fun experience! Every baker needs to be justly rewarded for her hard work, right?

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  11. OMGosh! Chocolate and Toffee are a match made in heaven! Especially when they're inside a cookie! This looks absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing, Thao! :D

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    1. Thanks Kennedy! It's so true! Even if you are not in love with toffee/chocolate you are going to love them in cookies. :)

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  12. It was a good idea, indeed. I was just too humbe to directly suggest that!

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    1. I don't mind special orders, Ben! Would you like some marshmallows too? :)

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  13. You are terrible!!! :) Why are you doing this to me?? Why??
    However, I think they are not all that bad, if followed by some exercise. My holiday is 5 weeks away, plenty of tie to shed off some weight, now let's eat these please!!!

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    1. I'm sorry, Emanuele! I didn't mean to sabotage your attempts to be vacation ready. In a way, I'm doing you a favor—this recipe makes only 1.5 dozen. If it were a regular recipe, you would have twice as many cookies to eat and exercise twice as much! Haha :) By the way, did you get my Italy email?

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  14. How did I miss these!? My goodness, they looks and sound fabulous! When I was little, my mom would sometimes buy a Heath Bar and split it with me, so I have found memories of sweet treats with a chocolate and toffee combo. Definitely sending these to her!

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    1. Awwww!! I'm so glad these cookies conjured up some nostalgia for you! It's uncanny how littlest things in our childhood stay with us forever. I hope your mom likes these!

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  15. I know just what you mean about blogging being hazardous to your weight! And like you I have decided to resort to smaller batches--I even bought a 6 inch pie pan and 6 inch springform pan! I love toffee so your cookies look perfect--I would definitely have to do a smaller batch of these!

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    1. I love those little six inch pans pie and springform pans too! They are the perfect size and so cute! I don't blame you for wanting to make an even smaller batch of these...they are good but dangerous :)

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  16. Your Chewy Chocolate Toffee Cookies look delicious. Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  17. These look amazing and chewy! I'm obsessed with toffee and a perfect chocolate chip cookie always has toffee in it :)

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    1. Thank you so much—toffee is a good thing! And thanks for stopping by!

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  18. These cookies look almost too good to be true! Seriously, they're exactly the kind of cookies I like best! I'm so making these. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! I'm so glad that you plan to make them!!

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