Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
I figured I would wrap up this weekend with an oldie but a goodie. I did a lot of driving this week back and forth to the hood to get my Mother’s Day on, so I was a little tired tonight for full blown experimenting, but I know my coworkers are coming to expect batches of cookies on Monday mornings. Toffee is delicious. Chocolate is delicious. Toffee and Chocolate in cookies? Totes delish. These cookies taste like a heath bar and are very easy to make.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet, whatever you prefer)
- 1 1/3 cups Heath toffee bits
- Coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 1: In the mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Step 2: Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the wet mixture.
Step 3: Add in the chocolate chips first, and mix quickly. Then add in the heath pieces. I just added the full bags of both because I don’t enjoy measuring.
Step 4: Using a teaspoon or a small melon scooper, scoop cookie dough onto a sil-pat or parchment lined baking sheet. Add a dash of coarse sea salt to the top of the cookies before putting them in the oven. And yes, I know what you are thinking. Manicure again? Don’t judge. This color is my new fave (http://www.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Polish-Spicy-NLH43/dp/B0036US0JY) so you’ll be seeing a lot of it.
Step 5: Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. When you take the cookies out of the oven, let them sit on the tray to firm up for about 5 minutes. The toffee might make it a little tricky to get them off the tray in one piece until they have cooled for a bit.
And there you have it, delicious toffee and chocolate synergy in cookie form. I’ve done a variation before where you roll the chocolate chip cookie dough into balls and then roll it in a plate of toffee, so that the toffee is on the outside of the cookie. I prefer the bits integrated in the dough but you can try it either way. This batch made almost 5 trays of cookies so there are going to be some very happy coworkers in the morning.