chocolate toffee cookies

November 24th, 2008

When I saw these cookies on smitten kitchen last week I just had to make them. I have a major soft spot for anything toffee, then add a little sea salt and I’m sold. This weekend I finally got the time to try them out and oh boy, they did not disappoint!

I have to say, these puppies are not for the diet conscious! With five toffee bars and a whole lot of chocolate, even I was thinking twice about making them. But I persevered and started the process of making them. Once I’d melted the chocolate, chopped the toffee and prepared the dough, I put it in the refrigerator to chill for a while. After about an hour in the fridge, the dough was still softer than I thought it should be. This is when I started to get a little worried. I popped it in the freezer for about 20 minutes thinking it might speed things up, but still even after that the dough was pretty soft. I was short on time, so I decided to just go for it and scooped the dough onto two baking sheets.

I put the cookies in the oven, totally expecting them to become runny disasters by the time I pulled them out. When I opened the oven door half way through, the cookies looked beautiful. I couldn’t believe it! I sprinkled a little sea salt over top and let them bake for a few more minutes. When I pulled them out they were rich with scents of chocolate and toffee and beautifully crackled on top. Once I let them cool and took a bite it was pure delight! The cookies had a lovely crisp outer edge and were softer in the middle. Pair that with bits of toffee interspersed in each bite and it’s a little piece of heaven.

Try them! You won’t be disappointed!

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Comments: 3 Total

  1. megan

    November 24, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    these sound yummy! it’s been a while since i’ve made anything with toffee. who knows why, that stuff is too good! thanks for posting this, i’m gonna get baking :)

  2. Culinary Cory

    November 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    I actually like how yours look better than Smitten Kitchen’s. The sea salt specks on yours is a great contrast to the dark cookie.

  3. Andy

    February 17, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I made these cookies during the Holiday baking season and forgot to come back and share my experience. My chocolate seized!!! I was forced to add a few additional T of butter, but it turned out fine. The cookies were a hit, and looked almost as beautiful as yours! Great find and great blog.

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