Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

What could be better than freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies? It's hard to think of anything...unless it would be chocolate chip cookies that also contain toffee chips! Recipe developer Catherine Brookes of Blue Sky Eating has graced us with such a recipe, and says that "these cookies are such a delicious sweet treat!" She describes them as being "super-simple to make," as they only require about 15 minutes worth of prep time, and says that the finished product is "crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, so a bit of a mixture of chewy and crumbly!"

Laden as these cookies are with both toffee and chocolate chips, you can be sure that every single bite is loaded with yum. Unless you live by yourself (or maybe even then), you might just want to bake up a double batch of these — luckily Brookes says that shouldn't be a problem. One thing we can guarantee about these cookies is that they won't last too long! Whether you want to make them as a weeknight treat or bring them to your next holiday party, let's get right into this toffee chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Gather the ingredients to make toffee chocolate chip cookies

Most of the ingredients you'll need for these cookies may be items you already have on hand. You'll need two types of sugar, both white and brown. As Brookes tells us, "I generally add brown sugar to cookies as it gives a bit more of a caramel flavor." You'll also need butter, an egg, vanilla extract, flour, salt, and baking soda. For chocolate chips, you'd use the standard semi-sweet kind. If there's one thing you may need to run out to the store for, it's likely to be toffee chips, but you should be able to find these in the baking aisle alongside the chocolate chips.

Make the cookie dough

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F. You can also line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Once you've got that bit of prep work out of the way, mix the butter and the sugars. You can do so in a stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or just with a wooden spoon. If you're going electric, do your mixing on medium speed. If you're doing it by hand, simply make sure that ingredients become smooth and lump-free. Once the butter and sugar have combined into a smooth, creamy, homogeneous mix, add the egg and the vanilla. Sift the dry ingredients together, then add those in, as well. If you're still doing your stirring with the aid of electricity, turn the speed down to low so the flour doesn't go flying. As a final step, use a spoon (wooden or otherwise) to stir in both types of chips.

Shape the cookies

One thing you may notice from the pictures is just how perfectly symmetrical Brookes' cookies are. So much more photogenic than the typical free-form cookie. How does she do it — does she use molds? No, but she does weigh out the dough to ensure a uniform cookie across the board. "I did weigh [the dough] out to make the balls the same size before baking," she explains. If you, too, want to weigh your dough, each ball, she says, should come in at around two ounces. Of course, it's okay if your cookies vary slightly in size, and they don't have to be perfect. Roll the dough (weighed or not) into a ball using your hands, then lay each ball out onto the baking sheet.

Bake the cookies

As you're lining the cookies up on the baking sheet, make sure that there is enough space in between each one, as they will expand as they bake. When the oven is hot enough, bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until they are golden brown. When the cookies come out of the oven, let them stay on the baking sheets for 10 minutes to cool. Once they've set up a bit, you can use a spatula to move them to a wire rack where they can continue cooling.

As Brookes tells us, these cookies "should keep at room temp in an airtight container for up to 5 days." Most likely, they'll be gone long before then, though! Better make sure you've got plenty of milk on hand. As if chocolate chip cookies weren't delicious enough — this toffee chocolate chip cookie recipe takes things to a whole new level.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
5 from 33 ratings
What could be better than chocolate chip cookies? It's hard to think of anything...unless it would be chocolate chip cookies that also contain toffee chips!
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
10
minutes
Servings
12
Cookies
cookie with bite taken out
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup toffee chips
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter with both types of sugar until smooth and creamy, using either a hand mixer on medium speed or a wooden spoon.
  3. Mix the egg and vanilla into the butter and sugar.
  4. Sift the flour together with the baking soda, then mix these into the butter mixture.
  5. Stir in the toffee pieces and chocolate chips until they are dispersed throughout the cookie dough.
  6. Roll small handfuls of the dough into balls.
  7. Place the cookies on the baking sheets, leaving enough space between them to allow for spreading.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Leave the cookies on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 272
Total Fat 12.9 g
Saturated Fat 7.8 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 43.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 36.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 20.2 g
Sodium 94.7 mg
Protein 3.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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