chocolate toffee cookies
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!