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Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies-soft and chewy brown sugar cookies dotted with toffee. 

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on Soft and chewy brown sugar cookies with toffee bits!

Cookies make me happy. Well, most cookies, they have to be good cookies:) These Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies make me very happy because they are very good!

I made a batch a few weeks ago to test them out. I wanted to see if they would be good enough  to add to our Christmas cookie baking list. I have a lot of favorite cookie recipes so it’s hard to decide on which recipes to bake for the holidays. I feel bad leaving cookies out, but I can’t bake them all…even though I want to. There are only so many days in December. That is why I do trial baking runs to make sure the very best are chosen. There are a few cookie recipes that I HAVE to make every year: Lime Coconut Snowballs, Soft Gingersnaps, Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies, and  Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies, but I always like to add a few new cookies to the mix.

Well, the Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies passed the test with flying colors. They are going on my Christmas cookie MUST bake list!

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on My favorite kind of sugar cookie!

Sugar cookies usually aren’t my favorite cookies. There is a time and place for them, but I don’t crave them or bake them that often. I LOVE these sugar cookies though. They are not your typical sugar cookie.

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on Add these to your holiday baking list!

I used all dark brown sugar for these sugar cookies. I also added in a little cornstarch. I wanted these cookies to be soft and chewy!

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on LOVE these cookies!

I stirred in toffee bits to make them extra special. Toffee is always a good idea! I rolled them in brown sugar before baking to give them a crackly look!

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on You will want a big stack of these cookies!

The cookies are everything I hoped they would be and MORE! They are soft, chewy, and have a nice brown sugar flavor. There is a hint of cinnamon that compliments the brown sugar. The toffee bits add a nice surprise with every bite!

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies are on our holiday baking list FOR SURE. This year and every year. Make sure you find time in December to bake these gems!

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Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies Recipe on

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies

Yield: 26 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Soft and chewy brown sugar cookies with toffee bits. These are my favorite sugar cookies!


2 1/4 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Heath toffee bits
Extra dark brown sugar for rolling cookies, about 1/2 cup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. Place butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed until combined.

4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until the just combined. Stir in the toffee bits.

5. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form tablespoons size balls of cookie dough. Roll balls in brown sugar. Place on balls on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Do not over bake. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.

Slightly adapted from Epicurious

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73 Responses to “Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies”

  1. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — December 4, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    These are a definite yes.

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 4, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    These look perfectly chewy and delicious! Yum!

  3. Erica — December 4, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    hehe- I love that you don’t like to leave any cookie behind ;). These look so melt in your mouth good. A nice change up from the usuals

  4. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — December 4, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Mmmm…these look wonderful! Soft and chewy is definitely my style! :)

  5. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 4, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Oh my goodness, toffee and brown sugar? So yum! Plus, seeing the added cornstarch in there makes me know these are going to be out of this world soft and chewy. Just the way that every cookie on planet earth should be!

  6. Michelle — December 4, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Can I use light brown sugar? We are getting a wicked snow storm so I don’t want to go out and get dark brown but must bake these today!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 4th, 2013 @ 9:03 am

      Yes, you can use light brown sugar. Enjoy! Stay warm!

  7. Jenny Flake — December 4, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Oh yah, bring on the cookies! These look great!!

  8. Tieghan — December 4, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    YAY for cookies! These look awesome!

  9. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 4, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    I love Toffee in everything so I know I’d love these Toffee Cookies!!

  10. Toffee and brown sugar – two of my favorites Maria! I want some cookies for breakfast now…

  11. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 4, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I need some of these on my cookie platter this year!

  12. Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 4, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Brown sugar and toffee were MFEO, made for each other!! These definitely have to go on the baking list Maria!!

  13. Skye — December 4, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Those brown sugar toffee cookies look like they would make me very happy too! Such a decadent flavour combination.

  14. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — December 4, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    These look INCREDIBLE!!! I’ll take any excuse to add Heath bar to my grocery cart. :)

  15. naomi — December 4, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    I can totally get behind this for a holiday cookie. . . or anytime!!!

  16. Liz @ Virtually Homemade — December 4, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    These cookies are a dream come true! Yum!

  17. Maria these look perfect!

  18. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — December 4, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    These look like winners to me! Love these cookies, Maria!

  19. Michelle @ Life on the Horizon — December 4, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I’ve already pinned these! Yum!

  20. Chels R — December 4, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    I love love love toffee!!!! Anything with toffee and I’m hooked!

  21. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — December 4, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I just can’t resist those toffee bits! I’d be lucky to have enough left to put in the cookie dough once I opened the bag :-)

  22. Always fun to see all the different cookies you come up with Maria!

  23. Grace Deacy — December 4, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    I love the ingredients in this recipe, but like my cookies a bit more crunchy. What do I omit or add to get them crunchy? Thanks.

  24. Lisa — December 4, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    My husband and I just picked up Heath toffee last night. We will be trying these very soon. Look delicious!

  25. Laura — December 4, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Yummy! Toffee AND brown sugar! Sounds delicious!

  26. Jana — December 4, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    Last year, my holiday baking included almost exclusively your recipes, and boy, were they a hit! I purchased your e-cookbooks and LOVE them. I am definitely making the White Chocolate Blueberry Almond ones again, as well as the Cranberry Oatmeal Pistachio ones. I started getting requests to include your Dark Chocolate Orange shortbread cookies in my holiday baking in early September! But now that I am seeing this post, I just might have to add the Soft Gingersnap ones! (And maybe the brown sugar toffee!) I have been searching for a ginger cookie to make but decided not to since I didn’t want to go to the added effort of gingerbread cutouts…so the recipe you shared is perfect! Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 5th, 2013 @ 9:05 am

      So glad you are enjoying our cookie recipes! Happy baking!

  27. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 5, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    I love all things toffee!

  28. Maegan @ The BakerMama — December 5, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    Wow!!! These look perfect and sound absolutely incredible!

  29. Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 5, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Oh ma goodness, yum! I saw these come up on my Google+ feed yesterday and had to come over to take a peek and grab the recipe. The innards look so good. Happy baking.

  30. DessertForTwo — December 5, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    You just combined my two favorite flavors in cookies: brown sugar and toffee! I’ve GOT to make these stat! :)

  31. marla — December 5, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    These cookies look great Maria!

  32. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 6, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Mmmmm…I love the flavors + how soft & chewy they look!!

  33. Prairie Wife — December 6, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    These would be a HUGE hit with my husband…I am pinning this recipe to try!

  34. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — December 6, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Simple, unbelievable! I want one!

  35. Renee @ Awesome on $20 — December 7, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    These cookies sound warm and wonderful and perfect for Christmas.

  36. I love love love a good chewy cookie- these are dreamy!

  37. Marian (Sweetopia) — December 8, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    Such amazing sounding and looking cookies – beautiful! Pinned!

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  39. Jenny Flake — December 9, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Now that is a gorgeous cookie I need in my life :) Mmm!

  40. Lisa — December 11, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Husband just made them. Delish! Especially warm out of the oven on a cold, snowy night.

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